Saturday Night Live

Season 3 Episode 12

O.J. Simpson/Ashford and Simpson

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Feb 25, 1978 on NBC

Episode Recap

AUDIENCE QUESTIONS: Gilda Radner takes fake questions from the audience because they have no cold opening idea for this week. (Radner)

MONOLOGUE: Coneheaded O.J. Simpson tells about his life and his success in an overly long story. (Simpson)

SAMURAI NIGHT FEVER: Samurai Futaba and his brother waste their time at a disco nightclub. (Simpson, Aykroyd, Belushi, Curtin, Murray, Newman, Novello, Radner)

GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS: Babe Ruth's empty promise to a little black boy in the hospital costs him long after his death. (Simpson, Aykroyd, Belushi, Curtin, Morris, Murray (VO), Tom Schiller)

"SO, SO SATSIFIED": (Ashford/Simpson)

MOHAWK MASTER: People who shouldn't receive mohawks can do so now with hand invention. (Aykroyd, Murray, Newman, Anne Beatts)

THE RAID ON NICOSIA: NBC's TV movie of the week is based on recent happenings in Nicosia. (Simpson, Aykroyd, Belushi, Curtin, Morris, Murray, Newman, Radner)

WEEKEND UPDATE: Bill Murray begs Woody Allen not to go the Orson Welles route and try to win everything as well as gain weight; undressed O.J. Simpson impresses interviewer Laraine Newman in the locker room; Roseanne Roseannadanna starts talking about her experience at Woodstock. (Simpson, Aykroyd, Curtin, Murray, Newman, Radner)

FOOTBALL VOODOO: O.J. Simpson has a voodoo doll to prevent Walter Payton from breaking his new rushing record. (Simpson, Aykroyd, Belushi, Morris, Murray (VO))

THE FRANKEN AND DAVIS SHOW: Tom Davis pleads for audience support because of Al Franken's life threatening brain tumor. (Davis, Franken)

MANDINGO II: Mandingo, the master, the wench and the horse end up in a fiery circle of lovemaking. (Simpson, Aykroyd (VO), Morris, Murray, Newman)

E. BUZZ MILLER'S ANIMAL KINGDOM: E. Buzz Miller laughs immaturely at animals and insects getting it on. (Aykroyd, Newman)

HERTZ: Walter Payton has received O.J. Simpson's rent-a-car. (Simpson, Newman, Radner)

"DON'T COST YOU NOTHING": (Ashford/Simpson)

CELEBRITY BATTLE OF THE SEXES & RACES: Black men dominate celebrity sports competition against white women. (Simpson, Aykroyd (VO), Curtin, Morris, Murray, Newman, Radner, Yvonne Hudson)