SNL Transcripts: Robert Klein: 01/28/78


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  Season 3: Episode 10

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

January 28th, 1978

Robert Klein

Bonnie Raitt


Bob Van Ry

Paul Shaffer

Michael O’Donoghue

Brian Doyle-Murray

Don Novello

Anne Beatts

Tom Schiller

Howard Shore

Mitchell Laurance

Rock ConcertSummary: Don Kirschner (Paul Shaffer) presents the “Mr. Mike (Muchael O’Donoghue) and Tina Turner” (Garrett Morris) Review, as the duo performs their rendition of “Proud Mary”.

Recurring Characters: Don Kirschner, Mr. Mike, Tina Turner.



Robert Klein’s MonologueSummary: Robert Klein recalls the time in college when he portrayd Sherlock in “The Merchant of Venice”.

First Hosted: 75e.


Olympia CafeSummary: Cheeseburgers are the only dish on the menu at Pete Dionasopolis’ (John Belushi) Olympia Cafe.

Recurring Characters: Pete Dionasopolis, George Dionasopolis, Sandy Dionasopolis, Nico Dionasopolis.


The X-PoliceSummary: X-Police officers (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) break into the home of a cohabitating couple (Robert Klein, Laraine Newman) and kill them for violating the law.

Recurring Characters: X-Police.


Bonnie Raitt performs “Runaway”Also Performed: 89k, 94b.

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Dan AykroydSummary: Jane Curtin reports on radioactive lobsters out of Nova Scotia. Science reporter Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) explains what an aneurism is by sidelining into warts and toenails.

Recurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.


Nick “Winters”Summary: Nick “Winters” (Bill Murray) sings the theme from “Star Wars” while entertaining skiiers in The Powder Room.

Recurring Characters: Nick the Lounge Singer, Jimmy Joe Red Sky, Shelley.


Nerds Radio InterviewSumary: Disc jockey Larry Duggan (Dan Aykroyd) endures an interview with a trio of nerds (Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Robert Klein) who have released a lame rock album.

Recurring Characters: Lisa Loopner, Todd DiLaMuca, Enid Loopner.

Frogs Look At FilmSummary: A close personal friend (Laraine Newman) of FRancois Truffaut examines Jerry Lewis’ (Robert Klein) starring role as “The Nutty Air Traffic Controller”.

Recurring Characters: Jerry Lewis.


Giant Lobsters UpdateSummary: Jane Curtin informs Robert Klein that giant lobsters are descending upon New York City.


Bonnie Raitt & Robert Klein perform “Give It Up or Let Me Go”Lyrics

Barbara & Rhonda on DopeSummary: Rhonda Weiss (Gilda Radner) and her friend Barbara (Jane Curtin) smoke dope together, but are soon freaking out in reality when they hear the sounds of atomic lobsters approaching.

Recurring Characters: Rhonda Weiss, Barbara.


Attack Of The Atomic LobstersSummary: The lobsters burst into the studio and proceed to devour members of the cast, crew, and audience.


Lobsters Take New York / GoodnightsSummary: Robert Klein reports on the havoc in the studio as the lobsters continue their rampage.


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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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