Saturday Night Live - Season 3
Continuing the enormous success of its previous two years, the third season of SNL found the cast creating some of its most memorable sketches to ever appear on the show. Breakthrough characters from this 1977-78 run include: Bill Murray and Gilda Radner as the Nerds; Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and Lorraine Newman as the Coneheads; Murray as lounge singer Nick Winters; and John Belushi’s Samurai Warrior. It also features one of über-host Steve Martin’s landmark creations -- the funky novelty hit King Tut -- and installments from Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) as well as "The Franken and Davis Show" (Al Franken and Tom Davis). SNL continued to define itself as the pinnacle of irreverent humor and political satire in this third season, boasting memorable hosting turns by Martin, Michael Palin, Hugh Hefner, Buck Henry, Robert Klein, Chevy Chase, Madeline Kahn, Richard Dreyfuss, O. J. Simpson, and the winner of the "Anyone Can Host" contest -- 80-year-old grandmother Miskel Spillman. Musical guests from Season 3 include Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Leon Redbone, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ashford & Simpson, and Meat Loaf, as well as Belushi and Aykroyd as the Blues Brothers.