September 24, 1977
Season 3 episode
Episode 47
Season Episode 1
Host Steve Martin
Musical Guest(s) Jackson Browne
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Running On Empty"
"The Pretender"
Previous Episode May 21, 1977
Next Episode October 8, 1977

The 47th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Steve Martin with musical guest Jackson Browne who performed "Running On Empty" and "The Pretender". This episode marked the first episode with the Festrunk Brothers and the first with Dan Aykroyd as Weekend Update anchor.


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 Cold Open   Sketch   Pretaped/Digital Short   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
An Oval Office An-oval-office-9-24-77 Bert Lance (John Belushi) uses the National Express credit card to pay for his debts.
Montage Updated for Season 3
Steve Martin's Monologue Steve-martins-monologue-9-24-77 Steve Martin wants to find a tiny pair of handcuffs for his embezzling cat.
Kromega Kromega-9-24-77 The watch so powerful that it takes three hands to operate.
The Festrunk Brothers The-festrunk-brothers-9-24-77 A pair of Czechoslavakian brothers who ran from the tanks, Jorge (Steve Martin) and Yortuk Festrunk (Dan Aykroyd) try to pick up a pair of women (Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner) playing Ping-Pong in their apartment building's rec room.
Jackson Browne Performs "Runnin' On Empty" Jackson-browne-performs-running-on-empty-9-24-77
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd Weekend-update-9-24-77 Laraine Newman recaps her visit to the Mao Tse-tung death anniversary. Bill Murray reviews "The Deep". Garrett Morris comments on the week's sports stories. John Belushi recaps his selection for a Weekend Update scholarship fund.
Mike McMack, Defense Lawyer Mike-mcmack-defense-lawyer-9-24-77 Defense lawyer Mike McMack (Steve Martin) makes a pass at the rape victim (Gilda Radner) whose case he helped throw out of court.
Computerized Confession Computerized-confession-9-24-77 A priest (Dan Aykroyd) uses a computer to determine the penance for a man (Garrett Morris) who confesses to an adulterous relationship he has been carrying on.
Great Moments In Rock & Roll Great-moments-in-rock-and-roll-9-24-77 Groupie Alice Sloane (Laraine Newman) recounts her brief relationship with Roy Orbison (John Belushi), of whom she only knew to stand perfectly still while singing and wearing dark shades.
The Franken & Davis Show The-franken-and-davis-show-9-24-77 Al Franken and Tom Davis play the finalists in the Mr. U.S.A. Pageant.
Royal Deluxe II Royal-deluxe-ii-9-24-77 The vehicle that rides smooth enough to allow a rabbi to perform a circumcision in the back seat.
Jackson Browne Performs "The Pretender" Jackson-browne-performs-the-pretender-9-24-77
Goodnights Goodnights-9-24-77
Preceded by:
May 21, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 8, 1977

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