SNL Transcripts: Rick Nelson: 02/17/79


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 4: Episode 12

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February 17th, 1979

Rick Nelson

Judy Collins



Tom Schiller

Paul Shaffer

Tom Davis

Brian Doyle-Murray

Mitchell Laurence
Dick Lanky on WGN RadioSummary: It’s a flurry of activity as disc jockey Dick Lanky (Bill Murray) hosts “Breakfast with Lanky”, and he needs his listeners to provide with all the information hat he needs to get out to them.

Recurring Characters: Dick Lanky.



Rick Nelson’s MonologueSummary: Rick Nelson performs “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man” and “Fools Rush In”.

The Twilight ZoneSummary: Rick Nelson finds himself trapped in the kitchens of black-and-white family sitcoms oher than “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet”.

Recurring Characters: Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock, George Burns, Cesar Romero.


Rock Against Yeast ’79Summary: Musical celebrities gather backstage at Rock Against Yeast ’79, where Candy Slice (Gilda Radner) eventually surfaces so she can perform “Gimme Mick”.

Recurring Characters: Don Kirshner, Jerry Eldini, Candy Slice, Dolly Parton.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurrayRecurring Characters: Chico Escuela.

Judy Collins performs “Hard Times for Lovers”

Quien Es Mas Macho?Recurring Characters: Eliot Ness.

Inhaling Helium

D&R Men’s StylistsSummary: Men’s hairstylists Denny (Rick Nelson) and Ron (Bill Murray) suffer slow business at the mall, while the neighboring Scotch Boutique flourishes in the wake of store closings.

Recurring Characters: Floyd Hunger, Jenny Rocker, Kevin, Ron.


Picasso: The New York Years

Rick Nelson performs “Dream Lover”


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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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