Saturday Night Live

Season 2 Episode 13

Fran Tarkenton/Leo Sayer, Donny Harper

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 29, 1977 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Heather: (notices the agent looking at her answers) Miss Branshat, Miss Branshat! Amy's cheating!
      Amy Carter: I am not!
      Heather: You are, too!
      Amy Carter: I am not!
      Heather: You are, too!
      (Sensing a security violation, the Secret Service agents quickly stuff Heather into her desk and pound on the top)
      Miss Branshat: (interceding) Stop that at once!
      Secret Service Agent #1: Sorry, Miss Branshat, it won't happen again.

  • Notes

    • Dick Schaap (a reporter for NBC Sports as well as multiple news shows) can be seen in an audience shot just after the "French Liquid" fake commercial.

    • Fran Tarkenton is the first athlete to host SNL.

    • First on-screen appearance of writer and frequent bit player James Downey; he joined the SNL writing staff with the Ralph Nader/George Benson broadcast. As of 2008, he is the longest-serving writer in the show's history.

    • This may be coincidence, but Fran Tarkenton never got back to the Super Bowl after hosting SNL. He and the rest of the Vikings had just come off a Super Bowl defeat to the Oakland Raiders on January 9 (which NBC televised).

  • Allusions