I see that they re-ran the very first episode of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with George Carlin as host (I was a little busy to be watching). I would like to see that sometime. The first-ever sketch on that show inspired some lyrics for a Milk at Midnight song, “The Leaning Tower of Astigmatism.” John Belushi and Michael O’Donoghue (both dead now) perform a bizarre scene in which O’Donoghue teaches Belushi to speak English with the words “I would like to feed your fingertips to the wolverines.”
It’s that kind of twisted magic that you just can’t find on the show today. Click the link on that article to see all the dead people that were on that first show.