Saturday Night Live

Season 2 Episode 18

Jack Burns/Santana

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Mar 26, 1977 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • John Belushi: Hi. I'm John Belushi. I'm just having a cup of coffee before the show. It's kind of a tradition with me. [sits at kitchen table] Here at Saturday Night Live, we have another tradition that the show has always opened with the words, "Live from New York, it's--!" Well, you know the rest. [sips coffee] Tonight, our producer, Lorne Michaels, has convinced the NBC brass to let me say the words to start tonight's show. Now, it was no easy battle. I mean, we've done close to fifty shows and this is the first time I've been allowed to do the opening. You see, I've got a bad reputation around NBC as a troublemaker. The network brass think all actors are stupid. So, uh, naturally any actor who thinks for himself or has any sort of intellect is a "troublemaker" to them. Let's forget that now. I mean, that's not important now.

  • Notes

    • Sketches/segments edited from the 60-minute broadcast: all of Weekend Update, the short films "Jack is Rocky" and "Mirage," and "Pantygrams."

    • Ironically, Jack Burns would later become the executive producer and announcer for ABC's SNL ripoff "Fridays."

    • This is the first episode to carry the title, "Saturday Night Live," The show previously couldn't, because the title was already taken by the short-lived ABC series, "Saturday Night-Live with Howard Cosell."

  • Allusions

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