The 51st episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Ray Charles who also was the musical guest, and performed "I Can See Clearly Now", "What'd I Say?", "Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin'", and a medley of "I Got A Woman", "I Believe to my Soul", "Them Got That", and "Hit The Road Jack". Comedian Franklyn Ajaye and Buck Henry made an appearance.
Cold Open Sketch Pretaped/Digital Short Weekend Update Music Performance Other
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Don Coreleone (John Belushi) warns Tom Hagen (Bill Murray) that he's had enough.
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Ray Charles' Monologue
Ray Charles admits that he was relunctant to host the show, but finally agreed when the producers promised he could host from Carnegie Hall.
Ray Charles performs "I Can See Clearly Now"
Carter's Energy Program
President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) is angry that the American people have ignored his energy program.
Ella Fitzgerald (Garrett Morris) tries to fool Ray Charles into thinking her voice recording on a Mamorex audiotape is really her.
The Doody Girls
Dottie Doody (Laraine Newman) tries to push her widowed sister Debbie (Gilda Radner) back into the dating world.
Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) stumbles his way through an interview with Ray Charles.
The Young Caucasians
In a Memphis rehearsal hall in 1957, Mr. DeWitt (Garrett Morris) asks Ray Charles to listen to a back-up group who call themselves the Yuong Caucasians (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner).
Ray Charles Performs "What'd I Say?"
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd
Entertainment correspondent Bill Murray lays criticism to Time Magazine's review of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Ray Charles Performs "I Believe In My Soul & Hit The Road Jack"
Franklyn Ajaye jokes about reruns of "Star Trek".
Evelyn Woodski Slow Reading Course
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Burglars (Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris) face difficultly in robbing Ray Charles in his hotel room when the lights go out.
Buck Henry announces that he's hosting the show next week.
Ray Charles Performs "Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Brother Ray Meets Mr. Mike
After Ray Charles and the cast sing "I Can't Stop Loving You", Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donoghue) presents Ray with a fake Monet painting.
Ray Charles promises to get Mr. Mike, then sings "On Saturday Night".