April 23, 1977
 Season 2 episode
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Episode 44
Season Episode 20
Host Eric Idle
Musical Guest(s) Alan Price
Neil Innes
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) Price:
"In Times Like These"
"Poor People"
Innes:
"Shangri-La"
Previous Episode
April 16, 1977
Next Episode
May 14, 1977


The 44th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Eric Idle with musical guests Alan Price and Neil Innes.

Cast[edit | edit source]

The Not Ready For Primetime Players[edit | edit source]

Sketches[edit | edit source]

 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Irish Interrogation Irish-interrogation-4-23-77.jpg A British soldier (Eric Idle) decides there's only one way to make an Irishman (Bill Murray) talk.
Montage
American Dope Growers Union American-dope-growers-union-4-23-77.jpg Homegrown marijuana is here to stay.
The Nixon Interviews The-nixon-interviews-4-23-77.jpg David Frost's (Eric Idle) lengthy interview session with Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) proves to be a tiresome effort.
Alan Price Performs "Poor People" Alan-price-performs-poor-people-4-23-77.jpg
Body Language Body-language-4-23-77.jpg Eric Idle narrates a Gary Weis film that gives a primer on the subject.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-4-23-77.jpg Bill Murray delivers an editorial on spanking and recalls some bad memories. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) sings "I Will Swallow Him" for Tom Snyder.
Oxxon Oxxon-4-23-77.jpg Oxxon keeps oil prices high by filming costly commercials like this one.
Heavy Wit Championship Heavy-wit-championship-4-23-77.jpg Boxers Ray Grimwade (Eric Idle) and Mohammed Stallion (John Belushi) seek laughs from the audience.
Ron Nasty Performs "Cheese & Onions" Ron-nasty-performs-cheese-and-onions-4-23-77.jpg
The Battle Of Britain The-battle-of-britain-4-23-77.jpg A low-budget British war film.
Neil Innes Performs "Shangri-La" Neil-innes-performs-4-23-77.jpg
Plain Talk Plain-talk-4-23-77.jpg Eric Idle and Dan Aykroyd seem to understand one another's gibberish language.
Trans Eastern Flight Trans-eastern-flight-4-23-77.jpg Flight attendant Sherry (Laraine Newman) acts cooperatively toward gun-toting passengers.
Alan Price Performs "In Times Like These" Alan-price-performs-in-times-like-these-4-23-77.jpg
Save Great Britain Telethon Save-great-britain-telethon-4-23-77.jpg To help raise more money, Bill Murray attempts to chug a full bottle of grape juice.
Goodnights Goodnights-4-23-77.jpg
Preceded by:
April 16, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
May 14, 1977
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