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Rock Against Yeast – SNL

August 15, 2019

[cheers and applause] – And… And really,
I got to say, Jerry, that it’s a fabulous,
fabulous thing when a Rick Nelson
flies in from a Los Angeles, when an Olivia calls
and says, you know, “What,
Donnie’s having a benefit. I’m there.”
Forget about it. It’s over, you know,
because it’s alive and a respect and a thing. It’s–we’re golden
with this benefit already. – There’s only one guy
who could’ve set this whole benefit up,
and I’m looking at him, Don Kirshner,
and you know that. – Don’t give me, Jerry. It was your idea. – Ha!
My idea, my idea. Ah! Monster, monster,
Olivia, Olivia. – Oh, thank you. – How about a little tootski,
honey? – Oh, sure.
– Go. – Oh.
– Go again. – Oh, am I showing? – A little bit on your nose.
Lick it. Okay, good, you got it. – Olivia, I have to say
that we are so grateful to have a rock giantess
like yourself participate in our benefit. – Well, it’s a worthy cause,
Don. I’d do it again to help
stamp out yeast infections in our lifetime. – When I see all this monster
talent herded together under one roof and pause to
reflect that, hey, me, Jerry Eldini,
along with this very great, very small, very small,
very great man… – Oh, you’re terrible, Jerry. – Had a hand in organizing
Rock Against Yeast ’79, I’m just proud as pee to be as
part of the Polysutra label. – Jerry, where’s Candy? She’s on soon. I hope she’s straight
for the concert. – I hope she’ll be good. She was here.
I saw her in here. – You know, Bob,
I was in Jamaica for the Wailers concert
in April. I really dug it. – You were in Ja, man,
for that thing. – Yeah.
– I’ll be doggone, man. That’s some thing, you know? I remember hearing about
your concert too. They tell me it was
real good, you know. Everybody doing the reggae
to it and stuff. – Yeah, sure.
Yeah, sure. – You ever been to the– oh, oh, oh, who’s that man? Who’s that there? – Oh, he’s part of an
Elvis Presley impersonation act. He plays Elvis
in the early ’50s, you know. – He plays Elvis? – Yeah,
he calls himself King One. – King One? [all talking at once] – King Two.
– King Two? – Excuse me,
are you Ricky Nelson? – Yeah.
– Hi. – This is Bob Marley.
– Hi, how are you? – How are you doing,
King One? – I just wanted to say
I’m a big fan, and I know the real King
was a buddy of yours, and I just hope you get a chance
to see our show. – We try to do the King justice. I have an especially tough time
’cause I’m playing the latter part
of the King’s life after he discovered
carbohydrates. – Right, yeah, well,
what do you call yourself? – Elvi. – Say, is that Dolly Parton
over there? Or is that a Dolly Parton
impersonator? – Got to be Dolly.
– Yeah. – Dolly? I want you to meet
some friends of mine. Bob Marley and the Elvi. – Hello, Dolly.
– Hello. Pleased to meet you both. I just love your
“reggie” music. It’s so cute. – Oh, that’s reggae,
Miss Parton. – Who does your hair? – Who does–
– Attention please! Elvi, you’re on next. Elvi One, please,
and then Elvi Two stand by. Okay, King One, King Two? both: Nice meeting you folks. We’ve got some impersonating
to do. – Good luck, fellas. Fabulous outfits, huh? Has anybody seen Candy Slice? Little girl who’s platinum
around here is lost, little platinum– Come on, anybody? Candy!
Candy, baby. Candy,
we’ve been looking for you. Everybody’s dying
to meet you. – Oh, excuse me. – Olivia, do you know
Candy Slice? – Oh, Miss Slice,
you know, I’ve never actually
seen you perform, but I’ve heard
that you’re very, very hot. Do have a good show, really. – [burps] – Salami? Is that salami? – Knock ’em dead tonight,
honey. At least we’re not
wearing the same thing. – Hey, you’re getting
a zit there. – Dolly, why don’t you go
to the ladies’ room and freshen up, okay? From Polysutra, okay? Hey, Candy Slice
has been dying to say hello. – Hey, Miss Slice,
it’s really neat to meet you and be on the same show
with you and everything, and I just wanted to tell you
I’m really a big fan of yours. I love your latest album,
“Making the Pig Sick.” – Come on, Candy,
do you know who this is, for heaven’s sake? – Fabian? – She’s funny. Quite a little kidder,
as it turns out. Upski, you little firecracker. Come on, you’re on
in a few seconds. Howard, can you give me
a hand? Thank you so much. It’s a real favor. She really appreciates it. Thank you. [cheers and applause] The Elvi, everybody! Weren’t they fantastic? [cheers and applause] Test, one, two, test. Now, ladies and gentlemen, the rock-a-thon
of Hope for Yeast benefit, in association
with Don Kirshner and myself, Jerry Eldini– okay, nobody knows me. I don’t care. Take pride in presenting
the Candy Slice Group. Come on! – Hey! Hey, Mick Jagger, if you’re out there,
this is for you. [upbeat rock music] [singing] Gimme Mick,
gimme Mick. Baby’s hair, bulging eyes,
lips so thick. Are you woman,
are you man? I’m your biggest funked-up fan. Gimme Mick,
gimme Mick. Baby’s hair, bulging eyes,
lips so thick. Are you woman,
are you man? I’m your biggest funked-up fan. So rock me and roll me
till I’m sick. Some girls want Travolta. All black and white and slick. But there’s screaming
hunky mamas yelling gimme Mick! Well, my fine performance, take my wife
and all that shtick. Makes me die just to meet you. all: [singing] Gimme Mick,
gimme Mick. Baby’s hair, bulging eyes,
lips so thick. Are you woman,
are you man? I’m your biggest funked-up fan. – So rock me and roll me
till I’m sick. You, Mick Jagger,
actually continued to perform at a concert where someone
got knifed and killed during the ’60s. You, Mick Jagger,
are English and go out with a model and get an
incredible amount of publicity. You, Mick Jagger,
don’t keep regular hours. You, Mick Jagger,
have the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band
in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and you don’t even play
an instrument yourself. all: Rock ‘n’ roll,
rock ‘n’ roll. Gimme, gimme,
gimme rock ‘n’ roll. – Gimme, gimme rock ‘n’ roll. – Gimme, gimme.
– Gimme, gimme. Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme. Gimme Mick,
gimme Mick. Baby’s hair, bulging eyes,
lips so thick. Are you woman,
are you man? I’m your biggest funked-up fan. So rock me and roll me… Till I’m sick. Ugh! [cheers and applause]


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  • Reply erinmckerin June 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    4th lmao

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    127th LMAO!

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  • Reply tye puck June 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    No one cares what number you are

  • Reply Sahil Kumar June 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I’m 11th

  • Reply estimatedprophet88 June 29, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Have a little toot-sy honey

  • Reply thehal01 June 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Was that Howard Stern, or just my imagination?

  • Reply Ceelle2 June 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    "You Mick Jaggar dont keep regular hours…." LOL. I saw this live and still laugh

  • Reply Anita Backrub June 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Paul Schaeffer……lol. Wow. Gilda Radners "Candy Slice" is a take on Patty Smith. Does anyone remember the episode of SNL where she busts up the stage?

  • Reply degenerati June 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    She’s def got a Patti Smith thing going on here…

  • Reply Bryce Cheng June 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Were people at SNL on drugs?

  • Reply Samuel Roberts June 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Love you Gilda

  • Reply Gregg June 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Coke and drinks were real. True story.

  • Reply Felony Strutter June 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Is that Paul Schaefer with hair??? Olivia did not do blow….OMG could you imagine her at the end of Grease in all her leather and with some blow…WOW

  • Reply Felony Strutter June 29, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    When were they allowed to say fuck on tv in the 70's???

  • Reply xp50player June 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    “ someone got killed and you kept performing” or whatever😱 yikes.

  • Reply Estrafalario June 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    LOVE GILDA AND LOVE PATTI SMITH. Most who first watched this would be/are astounded to know that 40+ years later Gilda would be gone and Patti would still be around.

  • Reply C.Michelle Sparks June 29, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    The Elvii. Simple but hilarious.

  • Reply Warren Pierce June 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The shows of the seventies were written on cocaine, the new shows are written on zoloft. Bring back coke.

  • Reply Feck off June 29, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Gilda Radner. Holy shit she rocked.

  • Reply Jerry Booth June 29, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    The last few years of the original cast had Lorne asking for long sketches that would include most of the cast, so there would be less unhappiness about people not being used. I don't really think it worked that often, but you do at least get to see some fun impressions here. Beyond that, you also get the late, great Rick Nelson (host)…and the late, great Tom Davis in a small role (along with Mitchell Laurance). And of course a ferocious performance from Gilda.

  • Reply CSharp June 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Gilda Radner's performance here was brilliant. Took a little too long leading up to it, imo.

  • Reply Judy Pratt June 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    When she could spell comedy

  • Reply M Gray June 29, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    The way they dress is so interesting.

  • Reply will crow June 29, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    The armpit hair is killer!! She's totally committed! She rocks!

  • Reply Martin D June 29, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I think of the schedule as being tight, so I don't understand how they dedicated the time and effort to a skit with an expletive. I remember the word fuck occuring in an episode of Good Times, so maybe it happened now and then.

  • Reply SurfK9 June 29, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Love it! In the 80's I played in a celebrity golf benefit "Rockers Against Drugs". (I still chuckle about it) Reality is often stranger than fiction.

  • Reply Doug Grinbergs June 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Jerry Aldini/Polysutra Records

  • Reply Derek Seven June 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    One of the greatest gifts and characters on SNL ever. Gilda killed it as usual. She was the best.

  • Reply Tatum Wilson June 29, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    4:02 😂

  • Reply Donald Jensen June 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I always loved this song about Jagger, funked up fan indeed!

  • Reply mgmcd1 June 29, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Nobody remembers Paul Shaffer as being on SNL, who often played Don Kirchner, or a parody of that sort of character, and even had a cameo in Spinal Tap. Was this when Gilda was married to G. E. Smith (playing keyboard in this skit)? Gilda playing her Patti Smith character was awesome.

  • Reply Hector Heathcote June 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Gilda's Patti Smith and John Belushi's Joe Cocker are the two best parodies of rock artists ever.

  • Reply meiastar June 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    THAT. WAS. AMAZING. My life is now much better than it was when I woke up today.

  • Reply JTCurtisMusic June 29, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I've never seen this before… THIS… IS… AWESOME!!!
    And yeah it goes without saying, Gilda for the win!

  • Reply Tim Selman June 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    "SNL used to be funny"

  • Reply frank jones June 29, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    How come they were allowed to drop the f-bomb back in the 70s but cant now?

  • Reply afro deity June 29, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Sooooo damn good!!!

  • Reply Pandora Fox June 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Pre Courtney Love…

  • Reply sammygirl6910 June 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    This may be my favorite Gilda Radnor bit ever. Iconic 💓

  • Reply John Lee June 30, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Paul Schaeffer playing Don Kirschner looks a lot like Dana Carvey playing Paul Simon.

  • Reply Compassionate Butterfly Wings June 30, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Fabian?! LMAO!! 😝😂 Oh Gilda, you were the best and still are! Forevermore!! 🦋🌟❣️

  • Reply Sexy Homeowner June 30, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Go Gilda! xD xD

  • Reply Violet Jean Jones June 30, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Love Gilda

  • Reply Violet Jean Jones June 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Put up some Sweeney Sisters please…

  • Reply Gene Burnett June 30, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I remember seeing this "live" and practically hyperventilating from laughter.

  • Reply pfos June 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    21,000th =)

  • Reply Douglas Lowe June 30, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    4:41…Bill Murray coppin a feel on Gilda…pre me too!

  • Reply Audrey Lynn June 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Fuckin' epic mahn

  • Reply AxelSituation June 30, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    For the millenials, this is a parody on Patti Smith.

  • Reply Observer Enlightened June 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    a little tootskie🙄

  • Reply DT DimeFlicks June 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Was that Harold Ramis I caught helping Murray drag her to the stage?

  • Reply Benny Stanley July 1, 2019 at 12:39 am

    This was actually pretty good

  • Reply Don Kopp Jr July 1, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Best cast ever!!!!, hilarious!!

  • Reply SupahFans Streetwear July 1, 2019 at 2:57 am

    this backstage Gonzo home film style back in the 70s is Amazzzzin; such an obscure SNL skit

  • Reply SupahFans Streetwear July 1, 2019 at 2:58 am

    The plural Elvii is f'ing holarious

  • Reply Dan Boyle July 1, 2019 at 3:01 am

    I've always loved Gilda and have seen the "Gimme Mick" more than a few times.
    This, however, is the first time I ever knew that Rick Nelson was on that show. (I was on a submarine when it aired.)
    I always liked him and I miss his talents.

  • Reply SupahFans Streetwear July 1, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Gilda Radner's song was 100%

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  • Reply Frederick Green July 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Yeast infections don't get me started

  • Reply Ken Humphlett July 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Paul Schaffer!

  • Reply NUNYA BIDNEZ July 1, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Go Gilda go. I was so sad when she passed. Today we may have been able to save her. So miss this woman. Like if you do too.

  • Reply markyncole July 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Joan Jett before she cleaned her act up.

  • Reply Christopher Gosnell July 2, 2019 at 4:15 am

    The hairy armpits are a great touch…

  • Reply QJAndra July 2, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I'm realizing they just posted this skit recently. Odd.

  • Reply M Chas July 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Bill Murray stayed in the back ground shaking a tambourine. Ahhhhhh cocaine!

  • Reply Lightroast Yo mama July 2, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    It finally happened snl ran out of ideas

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    Saturday night full sex full enjoy party my love take care. …

  • Reply Kaleb Israel July 4, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Make a skit called the sweet life of Shaq and Kobe

  • Reply heaventree ofstars July 4, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    This is so great but I'd also like to see her first one, the one where she said Jane Curtin's hair was too shiny so someone cut some of it off. Does anybody know where that one can be seen?

  • Reply Rene Seaver July 5, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Gilda was fucking amazingly awesome. New generation need to see this.

  • Reply Wes McGee July 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Damn. Ricky Nelson.

  • Reply ron bZoom July 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    True confessions… I was a wee lad when Gilda did her Candy Slice on SNL. Her parody of Patti Smith is what actually turned me on to Patti Smith! I eventually heard the Horses album which reminded me so much of Candy Slice. And then a little light bulb appeared over my pointed head… "Oh… wait a minute!" Sigh… I miss you Gilda.

  • Reply L. Salisbury July 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Gilda is more reminiscent of Iggy or Johnny Thunder than Patti Smith.

  • Reply Jonestown Autopsy July 5, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    At 5:36 Bill Murray references Jerry Aldini who he also referenced in the movie Meatballs as the Camp Mohawk director.

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  • Reply Kellie Thorne July 9, 2019 at 10:57 am

    My favorite classic!

  • Reply boycorrado July 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    That Bob Marley looks more like Rick James

  • Reply Cooper Hilinsky July 10, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Wonder if that was real blow.

  • Reply Nonya Busnezz July 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Wow… not funny

  • Reply Aunty Mammalia July 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Gilda was and remains one of the best

  • Reply claudia taylor July 20, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Gilda did her own special and sang this same Joan Jett style bit.
    , but it was much funnier. Look for that special that also stared Father Guido Sarduci. It is all great stuff.

  • Reply Joseph Schauster July 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    ha ha now I know the the words in the song. about Mick Jagger!

  • Reply The Eggplant That Ate Chicago July 22, 2019 at 6:32 am

    So nice to see this on YouTube at last.

  • Reply Henry Rodriquez July 23, 2019 at 1:29 am


  • Reply Dj Tennessee July 23, 2019 at 3:16 am

    thanks for posting this hadnt seen it since the 20th Century

  • Reply T Wilson July 23, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Typical real night.

  • Reply Snuffy Grunt July 25, 2019 at 12:24 am

    The actor impersonating Ricky Nelson wasn't very good.

  • Reply Mommy Kitty August 1, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Oh crap, that really is Rick Nelson, LOL!

  • Reply Beau Dickson August 2, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    on of my absolute favorite SNL skits! Anybody know/understand the "Fabian" reference?

  • Reply Arthur Trauer August 2, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Elvi. Is that plural for more than one Elvis? Short, but funny.

  • Reply Ezra Richards August 8, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I'm not asking you I'm telling you!

  • Reply draggindrugin August 10, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I love this Gilda's performance. This is actually how every rock or any other kind of music popular star would have performed that time. High and drunk. And they all are considered as super stars nowadays though. Dead stars, but still

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