2x12 Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry
First Aired: Jan. 22, 1977 on NBC
Summary: Live from New York, it's...John Belushi in a wheelchair! Sketches include-- Belushi's too sick to do the show, Barbara Streisand, Emily Litella and Her Sister, Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, Little Old Ladies of The Night, Asking the Babysitter About Sex, E. Buzz Miller, Crazy Frank Commercial…
Main Characters in this Episode
Ruth Gordon: Tonight, I'm here because I enjoy being here. I like to make an entrance! I like to get applause! And, when I'm on, I like to do something new, and is this ever new, tonight! Because tonight... the bunch believes that I, after sixty-one years of being an actress, that I am ready... for The Not Ready For Prime-Time Players. and how do you like this? Five will getcha ten... I am ready! Take it easy!
Ruth Gordon: [during goodnights] Well, when I opened up here I said I loved what I was gonna do, well you know a funny thing? Things don't always work out that way, I actually did love what I was gonna do. And you know, It's a live show and we all stayed alive. You all, we all, that makes it nice. And I'll tell ya what else made it nice: if you could see some of the bare ass changes I was making off there, you would have thought that might have been more entertaining than anything... [is drowned out by audience applause as the Not Ready for Primetime Players get up on stage]
- O.J. Simpson appears in the audience right before the final good-nights of the show next to the man who was "Brought Here Under Guard."
- 80-year-old Ruth Gordon did not get along with the young cast and writers resulting in many clashes during rehearsal. As soon as the show ended, Gordon walked directly out of the studio without saying goodbye. The cast and writers held the after-show party in the studio instead of at a club to ensure they would not bump into Gordon on the street.