Saturday Night Live

Season 4 Episode 6

Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 18, 1978 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Neither of the aforementioned visual gaffes appeared in the video of this program released by Warner Home Video in 1985.

    • Two technical errors occur during Carrie Fisher's monologue: Just as she is introducing the "Beach Blanket Bimbo" sketch, the camera cuts briefly towards a stagehand standing in front of a green screen; several seconds later, the gag caption "Next: They Saved Gidget's Brain" intended to be shown at commercial break blinks onscreen for a second or so.

  • Quotes

    • Carrie Fisher: Well.. you know, Obi.. I don't know, we like the joke, but some of the references are a little obscure for this galaxy. I mean, this is a New York audience, they're really sophisticated and everything...

    • Mr. Hands: But first, how bout' a nice cold beer!?

      Mr. Bill: No, but, you know I cant drink a beer Mr. Hands. OHHHHHHH Noooooo.

    • Orderly #1: I'm gonna tell you a little story about a guy who dreamed of going to medical school to be a surgeon, but he couldn't 'cause his father was lying in silent agony for years while the family was spiritually and financially drained. And that guy, he couldn't go to medical school, so he had to become an orderly, clean bedpans... and the only way he could help people was by letting them die in dignity like this.

    • The closing theme from "Mercy Killers":

      They kill
      Not because they want to
      But 'cause they think it's right to
      In some cases
      Have mercy on them
      And someday they may
      Have mercy on you...

  • Notes

    • Carrie Fisher would later appear in the movie The Blues Brothers as Jake's unstable ex-fiance.

    • The opening theme is the prerecorded version used in a lot of the Filmways syndicated episodes as well as the home video versions on Starmaker.

  • Allusions

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