SNL Transcripts: The Rolling Stones: 10/07/78


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 4: Episode 1

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

October 7th, 1978

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones


Howard Shore

Cheryl Hardwick

Ed Koch

Carrie Fisher

Don Novello

Anne Beatts

Rosie Shuster

Brian Doyle-Murray

Mitchell Laurance

Tom Davis
Howard Shore and his SoundsSummary: Garrett Morris, girl singers (Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner), and Howard Shore and his Sounds perform the song “I Love You”, about the NBC chimes.



Mayor Koch Honors John BelushiSummary: Mayor Ed Koch honors “Animal House” star John Belushi with a City of New York Certificate of Merit.


AutoscentSummary: Joan (Jane Curtin) invites Pat (Gilda Radner) to sniff her new internal combustion deodorizer.


TomorrowSummary: Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) interviews Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger and tries to mimick his performance style.

Recurring Characters: Tom Snyder.


The Nerds and The NorgeSummary: As Todd (Bill Murray) vies to become the new Chess Club President, Lisa (Gilda Radner) and Mrs. Loopner (Joan Curtin) hire a low-pants wearing repairman (Dan Aykroyd) to salvage their old Norge.

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


Olympia CafeSummary: Pete’s (John Belushi) journey to Greece to collect an inheritance is a bust, and the sight of a revamped cafe in his absence further outrages his broken soul.

Recurring Characters: Pete Dionasopolis, George Dionasopolis, Sandy Dionasopolis, Niko Dionasopolis, Mike Dionasopolis.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Bill Murray takes Jane Curtin’s side during a Point-Counterpoint debate on the ERA ratification. Roseanne Roseannadanna’s commentary on Studio 54 meanders into her disgust over a blister on Mr. Halston’s foot.

Recurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.


The Rolling Stones perform “Beast of Burdon”, “Respectable”, “Shattered”

Sushi By The Pool

Reuniting The BeatlesRecurring Characters: President Jimmy Carter, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.


Network Battle of the T’s & A’sTranscript

Danger ProbeRecurring Characters: Dave Mable.


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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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