Saturday Night Live

Lily Tomlin/Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 11/22/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Live from New York, it's... Chevy Chase! Sketches include "Ford Addresses the Nation," "Beethoven Composes 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon'," "Jaws III," "Triopenin," "Edith Ann On Ice," "Spud Beer," "Beethoven Composes 'My Girl'," "The Clumsy Bellhop and the Interracial Couple," "Show Us Your Guns" (film), "Suzy Forgives Patty Hearst," "Beethoven Composes 'What I Say'," "Skred In Love" (Muppets), "The Impossible Truth" (film), "Reverse Sexual Harassment," "Speed," and "1950s Teenyboppers." Lily Tomlin and Howard Shore's All-Nurse Band perform "St. James' Infirmary."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Laraine Newman


  • Jane Curtin


  • George Coe


  • Dan Aykroyd


  • Chevy Chase


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Lily Tomlin hosts this one with no musical guest! She is joined, however, by Howard Shore and his All-Nurse Band to sing a tune. It's a good one, for sure.

    By BaronOne, Feb 01, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Chevy Chase: A final humorous note- cartoonist Charles Schulz announced today that he plans to create another character for his popular comic strick, comic st -- toy boat, toy boat -- comic strip Peanuts, famous for such personalities as Snoopy and Woodstock. (Screen shows picture of the little yellow bird Woodstock wearing Nazi uniform) According to Schulz, he will replace Woodstock with a bird named Altamont, who will beat the other birds to death with a pool cue.

    • (After the "Spud Beer" ad, we dissolve back on close-up of Spud Beer can on Weekend Update desk. Camera pans back to show Chevy holding the can) Chevy Chase: Spud Beer. I drink it, and it's very unusual (opens can) for a newsman to make an issue out of a good beer. But I drink it, and I pour it on my suit. (He pours a bit on his suit) Strange, isn't it? (Sets can aside)

    • Chevy Chase: After seven years in exile, author and black leader Eldridge Cleaver returned to the United States Thursday to face federal charges. Cleaver stated to the surprise of many that he wants to celebrate the bicentennial of his country. Calling his book Soul On Ice merely a practical joke, the author says that the future of America's black movement is in the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs now.

    • Chevy Chase: The FCC announced today that for every Ford commercial run on television, a minute of an old Ronald Reagan film must be shown. As a result of this action, a spokesman for George Wallace responded by demanding equal time by showing one minute of "Ironsides."

    • (Screen shows photo of a man loading a mortar round into a cannon) Chevy Chase: Ex-heavyweight champion Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, proved he still has the fastest hands in the business by catching a live mortar round in mid-air.

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    Notes (4)

    • The episode introduces the recurring catchphrase "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" during Weekend Update. This was also the first catchphrase to emerge from the show, and was used as a running gag for the next season and a half.

    • Lily Tomlin is technically the first person to simultaneously host and be the musical guest, but the show was listed without a musical guest so Tomlin was only credited for her hosting duties.

    • Lily Tomlin is the first host of SNL to interact with the Muppets.

    • Lily Tomlin had previously worked with Lorne Michaels on two mid-Seventies television specials. SNL head writer Herb Sargent and cast member Laraine Newman also contributed to Tomlin specials.

    Trivia (2)

    • During Weekend Update, Chevy Chase reports President Gerald Ford stabbed his left hand with a fork, but the "simulation" picture on the screen behind Chevy shows a person stabbing his right hand.

    • In the "Beethoven's Second" sketch, Ludwig strums his hands downward on the keyboard while the backstage pianist plays ascending keys.

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