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Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers 

The host for the episode is Carrie Fisher, and the musical guest is The Blues Brothers (their third appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: During her opening monologue, ... See full summary »


Herbert Sargent (as Herb Sargent), Dan Aykroyd | 12 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Carrie Fisher ... Herself - Host / Princess Leia / Various
Dan Aykroyd ... Elwood Blues / Various
John Belushi ... Jake Blues / Various
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Various
Bill Murray ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Laraine Newman ... Various
Gilda Radner ... Annette Funnicello / Jean Loud / Mrs. Gilbert / Roseanne Roseannadanna / Barfly / solider
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Carrie Fisher, and the musical guest is The Blues Brothers (their third appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: During her opening monologue, Carrie Fisher is instructed by Obi-Wan to tell a joke about aliens that completely bombs. Princess Leia arrives on Earth and joins a beach party with Frankie and Annette. Two boys show up for their dates with the Loud family sisters, only to be taken aback at how loud everyone speaks. Two orderlies take it upon themselves to release a dying patient from her misery, but get the wrong bed by mistake. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtin reports on an archaeological find in Egypt, McDonald's hamburgers and Sambo's restaurants, Bill Murray reports on Neil Armstrong, Vietnamese refugees, and the death of Jimmy Hoffa. Father Guido Sarducci answers allegations that the Vatican Bank is becoming a tax haven, and Roseanne Roseannadanna rants about smoking and naked people in health clubs. Mr. Bill goes fishing... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

18 November 1978 (USA) See more »

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NBC Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theme music heard at the end of the "Mercy Killers" sketch will be used again, with different lyrics, as the "The Black Shadow" theme in Saturday Night Live: Bill Russell/Chicago (1979), the "First He Cries" theme in Saturday Night Live: Bea Arthur/The Roches (1979) and the "Micro Dentists" theme in Saturday Night Live: Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave (1980). All version are performed by Bill Murray. See more »


At the start of the "Beach Blanket Bimbo from Outer Space" sketch, the wrong title appears on screen: "Cominc up next... We Saved Gidget's Brain". It is quickly pulled and replaced by the correct title. At the end of the sketch, the Gidget caption is shown in the correct place. See more »


Annette: Get your meat hooks off of him, Your Highness, he's my guy!
Princess Leia: Wait a minute! You got me all wrong! I'm no cheap tramp from tomorrow! I'm no space slut!
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References Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) See more »


Soul Man
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter
Performed by The Blues Brothers
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