Saturday Night Live Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1975– ) Online
The host for the episode is Eric Idle, and the musical guests are Joe Cocker and Stuff. The skits for this episode are as follows: A Chevy Chase impersonator attempts to do the opening fall. Eric Idle starts to perform a song, but is convinced by Jane Curtain to put it off until the end of the show. A young couple discusses assembling their new child with the help of a geneticist who presents them with bizarre options. A DJ attempts to work two stations simultaneously, maintaining opposite personas for each one. Baba Wawa talks to America about why she's leaving NBC. During the Weekend Update, Jane discusses the Norton-Ali fight, while Garrett Morris reports on the circumcision of Michelangelo's David. The Rutles trick Lorne Michaels into giving them the money for the Beatles reunion. Dan Aykroyd and Eric Idle dress up in drag, only to be told by John Belushi that American audiences don't find it funny. Dan and Eric begin drag racing, running around the studio in women's clothing. ...
|Episode credited cast:|
|Eric Idle||-||Himself - Host / Various|
|Joe Cocker||-||Himself - Musical Guest|
|John Belushi||-||Joe Cocker / Ed Ames / Various|
|Chevy Chase||-||Himself (voice)|
|Jane Curtin||-||Weekend Update Anchor / Various|
|Garrett Morris||-||Ken Norton / Various|
|Gilda Radner||-||Baba Wawa / Various|
|Don Pardo||-||Himself - Announcer (voice)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Richard Belzer||-||Chevy Chase|
A clip was shown from Eric Idle's project Rutland Weekend Television (1975) of his Beatles parody The Rutles. The success of the clip led to Lorne Michaels co-producing the film, The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978), which includes appearances by numerous SNL regulars.
Jane Curtin again filled in for Chevy Chase as Weekend Update anchor while Chevy Chase recovered from a groin injury.