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During the "Replacement Nude Model" sketch, when Terrence Maddox appears for the first time, you can hear an audience member saying "He looks like a refugee!"
Instead of using the normal cast (with the exception of Bill Hader,) each slot in the opening credits was replaced by a cartoon. Characters in the opening credits were:
Musical Guest- The Ex-Presidents
And Your Hosts...........THE AMBIGUOUSLY GAY DUO!!!!!!!!!!!"
Bill Hader is the only actual cast member included in the credits, probably as a gag.
Billy Crystal was supposed to be a special guest on this broadcast, but his performance was cut in dress rehearsal.
Goof: In the Academy of Betters Careers commercial parody, George Coe cites 94 as the "Area Code of…Ceylon." The 94 is correct international calling code, but that country had changed its name to Sri Lanka long before.
Don Pardo introduces the cast as "The NOT FOR Ready Prime Time Players."
With 11 song performances, this is by and large an all-music episode (and still holds the record for most musical performances in a single SNL episode). Chevy Chase appeared in three sketches and the rest of "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" appeared only in the sketch "The Bees Have Been Cut."
During Weekend Update, Chevy Chase reports President Gerald Ford stabbed his left hand with a fork, but the "simulation" picture on the screen behind Chevy shows a person stabbing his right hand.
In the "Beethoven's Second" sketch, Ludwig strums his hands downward on the keyboard while the backstage pianist plays ascending keys.
In "Godfather Therapy," Sherry states "You can't go home" as a Norman Mailer quotation. In truth, Thomas Wolfe wrote the novel You Can't Go Home Again.
Chevy Chase won an Emmy for "Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music" for this episode.
Buck Henry and Chevy Chase crack up during the "Citizen Kane II" sketch.
In the "Operation Stumblebum" sketch, Ron Nessen (Buck Henry) instructs President Ford on how to go down three steps to the conference room. He accidentally gives the same option twice by saying "you will be either using your left foot twice and your right foot once, or your right foot once and your left foot twice."
John Belushi drops the cream pie intended for Chevy's face during the cold opening. The skit is redone at the end of the show.
During the third "H&L Brock" sketch, Lorne Michaels sneaks under John Belushi's chair and ties his shoelaces together. This would explain Belushi's breaking character during the sketch.
The title card for the Brando sketch misspelled "Dueling" as "Duelling".
In "Literary Recital", Aykroyd introduces Desi as "Desmond Arnaz". Desi is short for Desiderio.
During the "Butt County Dance Party" sketch, the video effect with the teletype calling up the criminal records shown in the lower half of the screen plays too early, thus ruining the sketch. After an awkward pause, Dan Aykroyd improvises a way out of the sketch.
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Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational