SNL: The Complete Third SeasonClosed Captioning
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Continuing on the enormous success of the previous two years, the third season of SNL (1977-78) showcased a fearless cast that created some of the most memorable sketches with breakthrough characters like The Nerds (Bill Murray and Gilda Radner), Coneheads (Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin), Lounge Singer (Bill Murray), Samurai Warrior (John Belushi), a singing King Tut (legendary host Steve Martin), and featuring Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) as well as The Franken and Davis Show (Al Franken and Tom Davis).
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoSteve Martin / Jackson Browne - September 24, 1977||Steve Martin returns to host the season premiere with musical guest Jackson Browne (Running On Empty and The Pretender).||1:09:03||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoMadeline Kahn / Taj Mahal - October 8, 1977||Madeline Kahn hosts with musical guest Taj Mahal (Queen Bee). Special Appearance by Dame Edna (Barry Humphries).||1:06:52||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoHugh Hefner / Libby Titus - October 15, 1977||Hugh Hefner hosts with musical guest Libby Titus (Fool That I Am).||1:07:09||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoCharles Grodin / Paul Simon - October 29, 1977||Charles Grodin welcomes musical guest Paul Simon (Slip Slidin Away and So Kind). Sketches include Coneheads Halloween, Mainway, Brownie, Samurai Dry Cleaners and special appearance by Art Garfunkel.||1:06:35||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoRay Charles - November 12, 1977||Ray Charles hosts. Musical Performances include I Can See Clearly Now, What'd I Say, and Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. Special Appearance by stand-up comedian Franklyn Ajaye.||1:06:44||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoBuck Henry / Leon Redbone - November 19, 1977||Buck Henry hosts and kicks off Anyone Can Host contest where we meet the five finalists. Leon Redbone returns as musical guest (Champagne Charlie and Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone).||1:06:39||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoMary Kay Place / Willie Nelson - December 10, 1977||Mary Kay Place is joined by Willie Nelson (Whiskey River and Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain). Special Appearance by Andy Kaufman.||1:06:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoMiskel Spillman / Elvis Costello - December 17, 1977||Anyone Can Host winner Miskel Spillman welcomes Elvis Costello (Watching the Detectives and Radio, Radio) for this SNL Christmas episode.||1:06:28||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoSteve Martin / The Dirt Band - January 21, 1978||Steve Martin hosts with musical guests The Dirt Band (On the Loose With the Blues). Sketch appearances by Roseanne Roseannadanna and the Coneheads on Family Feud.||1:06:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoRobert Klein / Bonnie Raitt - January 28, 1978||Comedian Robert Klein hosts with musical performances by Bonnie Raitt (Runaway and Give It All Up or Let Me Go). Sketches include Greek Restaurant, Nick Winters, Nerd Rock and Attack of the Giant Lobsters.||1:07:19||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoChevy Chase / Billy Joel - February 18, 1978||Chevy Chase returns for his first time hosting with musical guest Billy Joel (Only The Good Die Young and Just the Way You Are).||1:06:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoO.J. Simpson / Ashford & Simpson - February 25, 1978||O.J. Simpson hosts with performances by Ashford and Simpson (So, So Satisfied and Don't Cost You Nothing). Sketches include Samurai Night Fever and E. Buzz Miller's Animal Kingdom.||1:06:24||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoArt Garfunkel / Stephen Bishop - March 11, 1978||Art Garfunkel hosts and performs classic songs All I Know and Scarborough Fair. Also, musical performance by Stephen Bishop (On And On).||1:06:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoJill Clayburgh / Eddie Money - March 18, 1978||Jill Clayburgh returns to host with musical guest Eddie Money (Two Tickets to Paradise and Baby Hold On.)||1:07:14||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoChristopher Lee / Meat Loaf - March 25, 1978||Christopher Lee hosts with musical guests Meat Loaf (All Revved Up With No Place to Go and Two Out of Three Ain't Bad).||1:06:34||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoMichael Palin / Eugene Record - April 8 , 1978||Monty Python alum, Michael Palin hosts with musical guest Eugene Record (Have You Seen Her and Trying to Get to You).||1:06:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoMichael Sarrazin / Keith Jarrett - April 15, 1978||Michael Sarrazin hosts with musical guest Keith Jarrett. Sketches include Judy Miller, E. Buzz Millers Exercises and Point/Counterpoint.||1:06:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoSteve Martin / The Blues Brothers - April 22 , 1978||Steve Martin returns with The Blues Brothers (Hey Bartender and I Don't Know). Sketches include Festrunk Brothers, Theodoric, Dancing In the Dark, King Tut, Nerds Science Fair and Point/Counterpoint.||1:06:22||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoRichard Dreyfuss / Jimmy Buffett & Gary Tigerman - May 13, 1978||Richard Dreyfuss hosts with musical guests Jimmy Buffett (Son of a Sailor) and Gary Tigerman (White Oaxacan Moon.) Sketches include Cone Encounters and Nick Springs.||1:07:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoBuck Henry / Sun Ra - May 20, 1978||Buck Henry hosts with musical guest Sun Ra. Sketches include Nerd Prom, Samurai T.V. Repairman, Greek Restaurant, Stunt Puppy and Point/Counterpoint.||1:06:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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