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In the "Theordic of York" sketch, when Theordic (Martin) drags the drunk (Bill Murray) to he hung upside down as a cure for the drunk's broken legs, the bloody prostethic simulating that Bill Murray had broken his leg comes off.
According to the script reproduced in the book Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years, the Caladrius bird is supposed to fly away as soon as Theodoric of York (Steve Martin) takes the top off its cage. On air, Martin removed the top and the bird just stood on its perch, looking around at nothing in particular. Martin ad-libbed to Brunglida (Gilda Radner), "Can you interpret these signs?" He defeatedly starts to take the perch away and then the bird flew off.
At the beginning of the "Weekend Update" segment, Dan Aykroyd introduces himself as "Dave Aykroyd" and Jane Curtin introduces herself as "Jean Curtin."
When Mr. Brighton storms out of the Loopners' house in the "Nerds' Piano Lesson" sketch, he forgets his briefcase.
The Illinois Nazi story on Weekend Update would later be used by Aykroyd and John Landis as the basis for a subplot in The Blues Brothers movie.
In the "Bad Musical" sketch, Leonard Pinth-Garnell names the inventor of the microscope as Frederick Leewenhoek. First of all, his name was Antony Van Leewehoek, not Frederick. Secondly, the microscope was actually invented by Zacharias Janssen; Leewehoek merely improved upon the idea.
The group backing up Paul Simon is The Persuasions, not R&B/Soul group The Persuaders, best known for the song "Thin Line Between Love and Hate."
The nightclub set in the "Latin Lovers" sketch is recycled for the "Viva Las Vegas II" sketch.
During "The Battle of Britain" the wobbly flashback effect causes the picture to jump when the effect is stopped.
The booth can be heard cueing Eric Idle to begin the show and during Laraine Newman's introduction to "The Battle of Britain."
The boom can be seen during the "Trans-Eastern Flight Attendant" sketch. It is much more noticable on the HD broadcast.
Amy Carter's "Nanny" (Garrett Morris) told a street-tough version of Goldilocks, claiming she drove north to the Everglades after sticking up a grocery in Tampa. No one can drive due north to the Everglades, which is on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. (The closest anyone comes to driving north to it, is to come from the Florida Keys.)
In one sketch, Bill Murray plays a guy who can only say five words "That's true you're absolutley right" At one point, Murray says "That's true, you're absolutely right about that," thus blowing the joke.
The host of "Hollywood Bingo" (played by Steve Martin) says the object of the game is to get six squares in a row, but Bingo only requires five in a row.
Fran Tarkenton incorrectly introduces Donnie Harper's singing group as the "Voices of America."
At the beginning of one sketch featuring Ruth Gordon and Gilda Radner in a darkened living room, both can be seen watching a movie titled "Babies in Makeup".
The title of that movie would later be used for the name of a film short that aired in the Robert Conrad/Allman Brothers episode in season 7.
During Weekend Update, Ralph Nader plays a representative of a fictional oil company "Texxon". The "Texxon" reference first used here would be later used in future SNL episodes, especially during various episodes in season 7 and 8.
In the Televised Execution sketch (with Tom Schiller as Dean Slydell, the convict), Bill Murray accidentally calls Dean Slydell "Phil" in preparation for his talk with Phil Hymes, SNL's actual lighting director
Ralph Nader had worried all week about the sight gag in which his shirt was equipped with an air bag. Though the air bag inflated in dress rehearsal, it didn't work on-air. (Three years later, an episode of 3-2-1 Contact would successfully pull off the sight gag on Rita Moreno.)
In the "Right to Exterme Stupidity" sketch, Bergen (as Fern) accidentally calls Radner (as Lisa) "Fern." Both actresses break character but Radner quickly rebounds ("You know, we all can't be as bright as Fern here...!") while Bergen laughs through the rest of the sketch. The blooper leads to a much funnier interpretation of the sketch's original premise.
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