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Norma Jenkins (Yvonne Hudson) says she had appeared on the same Cincinnati station that launched The Mike Douglas Show. Actually, The Mike Douglas Show began on Cleveland's Channel 3.
A camera visibly obstructs most of a shot for a few seconds during the Grateful Dead's second performance ("Saint of Circumstance").
On Weekend Update, Bill Murray begins to introduce the Jerry Mathers/Tony Dow interview before Jane Curtin finishes her last news item.
"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.
Near the end of "The Incredible Man," a production assistant's head appears briefly at the bottom of the screen and quickly ducks down just before Gilda Radner is hit over the head with a plank of wood.
The living room set used in the Gerald Ford cold open is recycled for "The Bel-Airabs" sketch.
Bill Murray begins the "Day 11: Paul McCartney in Japan" scenario by saying the first day of the crisis was January 14, 1980. That would mean this broadcast took place on the 13th day, not the 11th.
In "Debs Behind Bars," Bill Murray almost broke out laughing next to Laraine Newman's Gloria Vanderbilt ("She designs [voice breaks] blue jeans."), but the real gaffe occurred when the earring fell out of Laraine's right ear during her jeans spiel.
A lot of people couldn't tell what the second of the five Banshee models sounds like. The audience breaks out uproariously when we hear the Irish Banshee (first of five) crying, "Oh, Johnny, we miss ye!" We don't even get to hear a category for the second Banshee. Though it is very difficult to make out what the second Banshee is, Closed Captioning reveals that it's an emotional Italian model.
Al Franken missed his cue to enter during the Vandals sketch. He later said he had been daydreaming about how great his part would have been for John Belushi.
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Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational