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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 1977-78

To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary on October 11, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the show's most memorable moments (in chronological order). Click here to see previous posts - and now let's look back at SNL's third season (1977-78):

1) "The Judy Miller Show"
Episode 50/October 29, 1977
Gilda Radner plays a little girl named Judy Miller who hosts a talk show in her bedroom.

2) "Samurai Psychiatrist"
Episode 52/November 19, 1977
Featuring John Belushi and host Buck Henry.

3) "Family Feud"
Episode 55/January 21, 1978
Featuring host Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd as Beldar Conehead, Jane Curtin as Prymaat Conehead, and Laraine Newman as Connie Conehead.

4) "Olympia Cafe"
Episode 56/January 28, 1978
Customers can only get cheeseburgers, chips and Pepsi at this diner run by Pete Dionasopolis (John Belushi).

5) "Samurai Night Fever"
Episode 58/February 25, 1978
John Belushi stars in this parody of Saturday Night Fever.

6) "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave"
Episode 61/March 25, 1978
John Belushi stars as "The Thing" in this horror film trailer.

7) "The Festrunk Brothers"
Episode 64/April 22, 1978
Featuring host Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as those two wild and crazy guys.

8) "Dancing in the Dark"
Episode 64/April 22, 1978
On May 20, 1989, host Steve Martin paid tribute to Gilda Radner (who had died that afternoon) by showing this 1978 sketch, in which two strangers dance wildly through a swanky nightclub.

9) "Weekend Update" with Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd
Episode 64/April 22, 1978
Jane and Dan perform a "Point/Counterpoint" on federal aid for abortions.

10) "Nerds Go to the Prom"
Episode 66/May 20, 1978
Todd DiLaMuca (Bill Murray) escorts Lisa Loopner (Gilda Radner) to their high school prom.

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