Saturday Night Live

Season 5 Episode 12

Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Feb 23, 1980 on NBC
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Live from New York, it's... Gilda Radner!

Sketches include "Kirk Meets Gilda's Aunt," "What If?," "The Micro-Dentists," "Nick at Greg's Bar Mitzvah," "Prime Time Saturday," "Kirk's Greatest Kirks," "Mask of Fear" (film), and "Arlene Meets Kirk Douglas."

Sam and Dave performed "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "Soul Man."

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Sam and Dave

    Sam and Dave

    Themselves

    Guest Star

    Jack Garner

    Jack Garner

    Husband

    Guest Star

    Lorne Michaels

    Lorne Michaels

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Mitchell Laurance

    Mitchell Laurance

    Warrior

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • "The Micro-Dentists" opens with a picture of The Pentagon and an errant caption: "The Pentagon, Washington, D.C." The U.S. government built the plant across the Potomac in Arlington, Virginia.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Kirk Douglas: You know, Alexandra is really my most loyal fan. Now, when I make a movie, no matter what the critics say, Alexandra writes me a letter right away, and she says, "Dear Uncle Kirk: I saw your last movie, you were terrific!" So, now, Alexandra, if these people don't like this show tonight, you send that letter right away!

    • NOTES (5)

      • James Brown was originally announced as musical guest. He would not actually appear on the show until Year 6.

      • Harry Shearer tried unsuccessfully to be cast as Anwar Sadat in the "Micro-Dentists" sketch because he felt his Sadat impression was better.

      • In 1992 Starmaker Video released this show, along with the Teri Garr show of Jan. 26 and the Buck Henry show of May 24, in a 110-minute video titled The Best of Saturday Night Live 1980.

      • While blcoking the "What If?" sketch on Friday, Feb. 22, Garrett was interminably late. He finally stormed into the studio and screamed at the entire show's staff for never treating him fairly. At the end of the tirade, Kirk Douglas commented, "That's the best acting I've seen here all week."

      • There are two 60-minute edits that have appeared in repeats. The first version features (in order) the monologue, "Kirk's Greatest Kirks," "What If?," "Arlene Meets Kirk Douglas," "Greg's Bar Mitzvah," "Prime Time Saturday," and the short film "Mask of Fear." The second version features the backstage cold open, the monologue, "What If?" "The Micro-Dentists," Weekend Update, and "Kirk's Greatest Kirks."


        In both instances, the musical guests' performances are cut from syndication.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Capt. McCloud: (holding beer can) We've got company: taste buds. Lousy, stinking taste buds.
        As 1979 faded and 1980 emerged, Budweiser beer had a commercial campaign in which all the "main characters" were taste buds.

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