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Saturday Night Live Episode: "Mardi Gras Special; Randy Newman"

Season 2, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: The show's first prime-time special, aired from Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Jane Curtin and guest Buck Henry report on the Bacchus parade, while BaBa Wawa (Gilda Radner) interviews Bacchus king Henry Winkler. Also: Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams report on festivities at the Apollo Ball, and music guest Randy Newman performs "Kingfish" and "Sail Away."
Original Air Date: Feb 20, 1977
Guest Cast Cindy Williams Penny Marshall Eric Idle Henry Winkler Buck Henry Michael O'Donoghue Anne Beatts Randy Newman Tom Schiller
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Season 2, Episode 14
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Aired: 2/20/1977
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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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