BILLY PRESTON "NOTHING FOR NOTHING"
Billy Preston has a really good interesting history as well as being a great performer and to have him as the first performer of SNL makes him even more interesting. He plays two songs on the show and there's another performer named Janis Ian who was good but not as great as Preston. While his other song "Fancy Lady" was good, the performance that had me groovin as well as finding it catchy, is his song "Nothing For Nothing". It's not only a great song but it's also thee first performance by a musician on the show.
SHOW US YOUR GUNS
This skit is a documentary looking skit called "Show Us Your Guns". It's basically spoofing the second Amendment and showing us the many people who carry guns. You'll see crazy people showing off their guns such as families, an old lady, people at a wedding and more. Best bits is when two thieves and a shop owner at first are seen being chased by the owner to stopping to happily show their fire arms and there's a cop who's missing a gun. It's a very short skit but my god is it funny!
This is the first time ever the reacquiring skit that's in almost every episode is first shown and it's called "Weekend Update". The host of the skit is Chevy Chase and boy is he funny in this skit. Some of the wacky moments you'll hear and find are when Japan Emperor Hirohito gives Mickey Mouse a Hirohito watch, they insanely mock President Ford, they talk about a fictional Hotel full of murders called the "Blaine Hotel" and Laraine Newman makes a cameo in this skit. As dated as it looks, I still think it holds up and for a News skit to still be funny to this day is very impressive.
GEORGE CARLIN AS THE HOST
AND MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE SKIT FROM THE PILOT OF SNL IS...
ANDY KAUFMAN: MIGHTY MOUSE
This is one of the most iconic sketch's starring comedic legend Andy Kaufman. He goes to sing at a club and then plays a record of the "Mighty Mouse" theme song and he just stands there as the song plays and not only does he not sing but he only lip syncs Mighty Mouse's part in the song "Here I am to save the day" and when he does it, he does it with a face of confidence. It's one of the shows most famous skits and it gets funnier and funnier every time I watch it. I'll never listen to the "Might Mouse" theme song again without thinking of this skit.
And those are my favorite skits from the pilot episode of SNL, I hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to pick my favorite moments from the compilation DVDs of the show.