February 25th, 1978
Ashford & Simpson
Audience QuestionsSummary: Stumped for an original opening for the show, Gilda Radner fields selected questions from audience members named Kevin.
O.J. Simpson’s MonologueSummary: While wearing a conehead, O.J. Simpson tells the audience how he achieved his various life goals, including gaining the opportunity to host “SNL”.
Samurai Night FeverSummary: Futuba (John Belushi) hits the dance floor and introduces disco to his brother (O.J. Simpson) the fallen priest.
Recurring Characters: Futaba.
Great Moments In SportsSummary: A beer-guzzling Babe Ruth (John Belushi) can’t keep good on his promise to hit a home run for a sick boy (Garrett Morris).
Recurring Characters: Babe Ruth.
Ashford & Simpson perform “So, So Satisfied”
Mohawk MasterSummary: Spokesman (Dan Aykroyd) uses dual clippers to perfect his punk look.
The Raid On NicosiaSummary: Recent events are the focus of a star-studded TV-movie.
Recurring Characters: Robert Stack, Ed Asner, Tony Orlando, Valerie Harper.
Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Dan AykroydSummary: O.J. Simpson is named during an interview in the locker room with Laraine Newman. Roseanne Roseannadanna’s (Gilda Radner) comments on dental hygeine take a gross turn.
Recurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.
The Franken & Davis ShowSummary: Al Franken attempts to perform jokes with Tom Davis despite suffering from a massive brain tumor.
Mandingo IISummary: Masters and slaves reign hot passion in the ultimate censor test.
E. Buzz Miller’s Animal KingdomSummary: E. Buzz Miller (Dan Aykroyd) gets excited while watching videos of various insects performing copulation.
Recurring Characters: E. Buzz Miller, Christy Christina.
HertzRecurring Characters: Emily Litella.
Ashford & Simpson perform “Don’t Cost You Nothing”
Celebrity Battle of the Sexes & RacesSummary: Phyllis George (Jane Curtin) covers the scene at the Celebrity Battle of the Sexes & Races, in which Black men O.J. Simpson and Leon Spinks (Garrett Morris) compete against White women Sandy Duncan (Laraine Newman) and Marie Osmond (Gilda Radner).
Recurring Characters: Brent Musburger, Sandy Duncan, Marie Osmond, Leon Spinks.