SNL Transcripts: Kate Jackson: 02/24/79


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  Season 4: Episode 13

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February 24th, 1979

Kate Jackson

Delbert McClinton

Andy Kaufman



Fred Silverman ISummary: Fred Silverman (John Belushi) calls the Charlie’s Angels – Jaclyn Smith (Gilda Radner), Cheryl Tiegs (Jane Curtin), Kate Jackson – into his office. He explains that he’s working undercover for ABC to destroy NBC. As part of his plan, he’s arranged for Kate Jackson to host “Saturday Night Live.”

Recurring Characters: Fred Silverman.



Kate Jackson’s MonologueSummary: Former NBC Tour Guide Kate Jackson endures a live tour while delivering her monologue.

Bio: Kate Jackson (1948-) eventually left “Charlie’s Angels” after scheduling conflicts prevented her from accepting the female lead in “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

The NerdsSummary: While having her period, Lisa Loopner (Gilda Radner) is dismayed when Todd (Bill Murray) becomes smitten with Mrs. Loopner’s (Jane Curtin) nurse, Michelle (Kate Jackson).

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

Fred Silverman IISummary: Fred Silverman (John Belushi) continues to botch NBC’s schedule by figmenting “Hello, Gilda” and attempting to salvage his losses for “Supertrain.”

Recurring Characters: Fred Silverman, Tom Snyder.


Child PsychiatristSummary: A squeaky-voiced 5-year-old psychiatrist (Laraine Newman) helps autistic Colleen (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Colleen.

Delbert McClinton performs “B Movie Boxcar Blues”Bio: It took harmonica stylist Delbert McClinton (1940-) almost two decades to be recognized as a solo artist. His harmonica playing can be heard on the 1962 Bruce Channel Hit, “Hey! Baby.”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) gives the Vatican weather report and talks about a UFO he spotted. Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) rambles from the King Tut exhibit to tongues.

Recurring Characters: Father Guido Sarducci, Roseanne Roseannadanna.

Andy KaufmanSummary: Andy Kaufman yodels while drummers bang bongos.

Fred Silverman IIISummary: Fred Silverman tries to sell Garrett Morris on a pitch for “Super Limo.” Kate Jackson feels bad about betraying the cast.

Recurring Characters: Fred Silverman.


Bad Cabaret For ChildrenSummary:

Recurring Characters: Leonard Pinth-Garnell.

Delbert McClinton performs “Talkin’ About You”

“Mr. Bill Shapes Up”Summary: After Mr. Hands convinces Mr. Bill that he needs to get himself in better shape, Sluggo LaLanne puts Walter Williams’ claymation character through a rigourous workout.


The Coneheads Go To The MoviesSummary: The Coneheads enjoy a night out at the lovies to view a revival of “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” Things get out of hand when a stoner (John Belushi) passes a joint to Beldar (Dan Aykroyd), and he promptly freaks out.

Recurring Characters: Beldar Conehead, Prymaat Conehead, Connie Conehead.


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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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