SNL Transcripts: Paul Simon: 10/18/75


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October 18th, 1975

Paul Simon

Randy Newman

Phoebe Snow

Art Garfunkel

The Muppets

Albert Brooks

Jesse Dixon Singers

Jerry Rubin

Marv Albert

Connie Hawkins

Bill Bradley

Season 1: Order Now!free website hit counter Paul Simon sings “Still Crazy After All These Years”Note: Chevy Chase performs his first opening fall at the end of Paul Simon’s number.

Note: After last week’s overpacked premiere episode, Saturday Night Live takes it easy by providing almost nothing but musical appearances for this episode. The cast was understandably not pleased.

Bio: Paul Simon (1941-) Singer-songwriter; teamed as Tom & Jerry with Art Garfunkel during the 1950’s, partnered as Simon & Garfunkel through 1970’s Bridge Over Troubled Water album; solo singing-songwriting career ever since; remained good friends with Lorne Michaels and Chevy Chase over the years; appeared as record producer Tony Lacey in “Annie Hall” (1977); married to actress Carrie Fisher from 1983-84; met singer Edie Brickell backstage at SNL in 1990, married two years later.

Also Hosted: 76h, 85p, 87h.

Also Performed: 77d, 79n, 86e, 90f, 92t, 94d, 00d, 05r.


Paul Simon & Jesse Dixon Singers perform “Loves Me Like A Rock”Bio: Led by esteemed gospelist Jesse Dixon (1938-); group performed back-up on Paul Simon’s 1974 concert album, Live Rhymin’.

Up Against the WallpaperSummary: Jerry Rubin pitches grafitti wallpaper.

Bio: Jerry Rubin (1938-94). Social activist; high-profile during the 1960’s and 1970’s; organized the Vietnam Day Committee to protest the Vietnam War; disrupted the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago as part of the infamous Chicago Seven.


Paul Simon performs “Marie”

Randy Newman performs “Sail Away”Bio: Randy Newman (1943-). Singer-songwriter; wrote the hit “Mama Told Me Not to Come” for Three Dog Night in the early 1970’s; some of his best-loved early songs were those of a comic nature, such as 1978’s “Short People”; began composing film scores later in his career.

Also Performed: 75b, 77i, 79f, 82n, 86f, 88c.

The BeesSummary: Paul Simon informs the Bees that their number was cut from the show.

Recurring Characters: Bees.


Weekend Update with Chevy ChaseSummary: Sports reporter Marv Albert is on the scene as Paul Simon goes one-on-one with Connie Hawkins on the basketball court.

Bio: Connie Hawkins (1942-). Athlete; played for the Phoenix Suns, 1969-73; played for the Atlanta Hawks, 1974-76; inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bio: Marv Albert (1940-). Sportscaster; “The voice of the New York Knicks”, 1967-2004; for years, presented sports bloopers clips referred to as the “Albert Achievement Awards” on David Letterman’s talk shows; in 1997, received a twelve-month suspended sentence for misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Cameos: 83t, 93p


Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform “The Boxer” & “Scarborough Fair”

Paul Simon performs “My Little Town”Note: Simon & Garfunkel reunited in real-life to record this single for Garfunkel’s current album, Breakaway.

Art Garfunkel performs “I Only Have Eyes For You”Bio: Art Garfunkel (1941-). Singer/actor; teamed as Tom & Jerry with Art Garfunkel during the 1950’s, partnered as Simon & Garfunkel through 1970’s Bridge Over Troubled Water album; as solo artist, relied heavily on other songrwriters, though he had his fair share of hits; light acting career included co-starring with Jack Nicholson in “Carnal Knowledge.”

Hosted: 77m.

Cameo: 86e.

The MuppetsSummary: Ploobis & Scred seek financial help from the Mighty Favog.

Albert Brooks FilmSummary: Albert Brooks presents his traumatic home movies and failed Candid Camera stunts.

Phoebe Snow performs “No Regrets” Bio: Phoebe Snow (1952-). Singer-songwriter; the poetry she wrote as a teenager eventually became her first songs as a jazz-scat vocalist.

Also Performed: 75r, 78s.

Paul Simon, Phoebe Snow, & Jesse Dixon Singers perform “Gone at Last”

Try-Hard 1-11Summary: A battery strong enough to run a pacemaker all night.


Paul Simon performs “American Tune”

GoodnightsBio: Bill Bradley (1943-). Athlete/politician; played for the New York Knicks, 1967-77; elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982; U.S. State Senator for New Jersey, 1979-97; attempted a run for the presidency in 2000.

Cameos: 95d.


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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