First Aired: Mar. 07, 1981 on NBC
Season 6 » Episode #12 - Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton
Summary: Live from New York, it's...Bill Murray and the Jean Doumanian cast!Sketches include: "Backstage SNL: Bill Murray Consoles the Cast", "Formula for the Good Life", "Script in Development", "Altered Walter", "Saturday Night Newsline" (three-part sketch), "Chapstick Celebrities", "Nick the Lounge Singer on The Mississippi", "No Sex with Mary Cunningham", "What's the Cat's Name?" and "Bubba's Wash, Fayetta's Dry"Delbert McClinton performs: "Givin' It Up For Your Love" and "Shotgun Rider"
Who appeared in this episode?
- In the goodnights, Bill Murray avoids contact all the cast members except Eddie Murphy with whom he shakes hands.
- The announcement for the next week's episode names Robert Guillaume as the host with musical guest Ian Dury and the Blockheads. The episode was canceled when the show was put on brief hiatus due to Jean Doumanian's firing. Guillaume finally got to host in 1983, but Ian Drury never performed on SNL and died of cancer in 2000.
- Only for this episode, "Weekend Update" is absent. "SNL News Line" is the news sketch.
- Executive producer Jean Doumanian and cast members Ann Risley, Gilbert Gottfried, Charles Rocket, and Matthew Laurance were all fired after this episode.