Saturday Night Live: 1977-1978


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  Season 3: 1977-1978

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  • Dan Aykroyd
  • John Belushi
  • Jane Curtin
  • Garrett Morris
  • Bill Murray
  • Laraine Newman
  • Gilda Radner
  • Episodes

  • 09/24/77: Steve Martin / Jackson Browne
  • 19/08/77: Madeline Kahn / Taj Mahal
  • 10/15/77: Hugh Hefner / Libby Titus
  • 10/29/77: Charles Grodin / Paul Simon
  • 11/12/77: Ray Charles
  • 11/19/77: Buck Henry / Leon Redbone
  • 12/10/77: Mary Kay Place / Willie Nelson
  • 12/17/77: Miskel Spillman / Elvis Costello
  • 01/21/78: Steve Martin / Randy Newman, Dirt Band
  • 01/28/78: Robert Klein / Bonnie Raitt
  • 02/18/78: Chevy Chase / Billy Joel
  • 02/25/78: O.J. Simpson / Ashford & Simpson
  • 03/11/78: Art Garfunkel / Stephen Bishop
  • 03/18/78: Jill Clayburgh / Eddie Money
  • 03/25/78: Christopher Lee / Meat Loaf
  • 04/08/78: Michael Palin / Eugene Record
  • 04/15/78: Michael Sarrazin / Keith Jarrett, Gravity
  • 04/22/78: Steve Martin / The Blues Brothers
  • 05/13/78: Richard Dreyfuss / Jimmy Buffett, Gary Tigerman
  • 05/20/78: Buck Henry / Sun Ra
  • Summary   The ratings for “Saturday Night Live” keep getting better and better, and nothing evidents it greater than this season’s April 22nd, 1978 broadcast with host Steve Martin and musical guest The Blues Brothers. From the Wild & Crazy Czechoslavakian Festrunk Brothers to Medieval Barber Theodoric of York, everything that highlighted the 1977 season could be found in this one all-time fan favorite episode.

       But not everything on the show was zen perfection. If fact, tensions built up behind-the-scenes earlier that season when former castmember Chevy Chase came back to host the show. Bill Murray had made quite a name for himself on “SNL” by this time, and he made the information as clear as possible to Chevy, leading up to a fistfight just minutes before the show went to air. Despite these differences, the cast pulled themselves together long enough to put on a decent show – and overall, they put on one of “SNL”‘s best seasons ever.

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    Author: Don Roy King

    Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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