The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his second appearance), and the musical guest is Gordon Lightfoot. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase announces that because he broke his ankle accepting his Emmy Award, his fall will be done by Laraine Newman, but Laraine instead shoves him off the stage. Buck Henry is supposed to come on for his opening monologue, but is nowhere to be found; after a frantic search, the crew discovers that the security guards don't recognize him and won't let him in the building. Lounge singer Peter Lemon advertises a mood ring that changes color as he sings. The samurai tailor performs alterations on a customer's suit. The host of a call-in show tries to get more controversial when nobody calls him. A restaurant owner invites guest to try his all-toad cuisine. During the Weekend Update, the Patty Hearst trial is reenacted with fruit. Lorne Michaels repeats his offer to the Beatles, adding another $200 to the deal. Baba Wawa interviews film ...
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Did You Know?
In this episode, Lorne Michaels follows up on his previous offer to The Beatles by increasing it from $3000 to $3200 and adding lodging at a nearby motel. In a 1980 Playboy magazine interview, John Lennon
stated that he and Paul McCartney
were at his New York City apartment watching the show. Lennon claimed they seriously considered catching a taxi to the studio and performing but that they were too tired. See more