Saturday Night Live

Season 1 Episode 18

Raquel Welch/Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Apr 24, 1976 on NBC

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    • This is episode is probably best-remembered for Lorne Michaels making a statement requesting The Beatles to reunite appear on the show for $3000. A couple of weeks later he upped the ante to $3200 plus hotel accomadations.

      During the live broadcast of this episode, it turned out that John Lennon and Paul McCartney (who confirmed this in separate interviews a few years later) were hanging out together in Lennon's Dakota apartment watching the program, turned to each other, and considered going down to the studio to collect the check and perform live on TV; they decided that they were too tired to go down and perform, so they stayed home instead.

      The incident (along with several other encounters between the two surrounding this time period) were fictionalized into the 2000 VH1 made-for-TV movie Two of Us.

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