Saturday Night Live

Season 5 Episode 3

Bill Russell/Chicago

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 03, 1979 on NBC
7.4
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Live from New York, it's... Bill Murray! Sketches include "Kennedy in '80," "Banshee," "The Black Shadow," "The Landers Files," "Mr. Bill at Home" (film), "Nick in the Arctic," "Eleanor Roosevelt," "People Losing Money For People," "Sports Hot Line," and "Big n' Tall That's All." Chicago performs "I'm a Man" and "Street Player."moreless

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  • Stick to basketball, Bill

    5.0
    This one plays more like a stunt than a show,. Bill Russell's first foray into comedy was hopefully his only one, since (likable Joe though he doubtless is) he was completely unprepared for the world of sketch comedy. A couple of the filmed segments were quite good anyway (the Mr Bill and the Banshee spoof). The cold opening was also amusing, seaweed and all (and featuring Jane Curtin's nicely sardonic presence, dispensing her "Flipper" line and so forth). The Ann Landers sketch was also good, although Curtin uncharacteristically flubs several lines (perhaps it was having to do that Donald Duck voice throughout that threw her). But everything Bill was in played like something from a high-school assembly.moreless
Bill Russell

Bill Russell

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Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

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Ed Herlihy

Ed Herlihy

Banshee Pitchman

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    • A lot of people couldn't tell what the second of the five Banshee models sounds like. The audience breaks out uproariously when we hear the Irish Banshee (first of five) crying, "Oh, Johnny, we miss ye!" We don't even get to hear a category for the second Banshee. Though it is very difficult to make out what the second Banshee is, Closed Captioning reveals that it's an emotional Italian model.

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