Tuesday, June 17, 2008
One kind of strange thing that kept happening during Season Three of Saturday Night Live was that the hosts kept joining the musical guests, on the occasion of their secondary, post-midnight number. Robert Klein played harmonica backing Bonnie Raitt on her second song; Steve Martin played banjo with the Dirt Band on an incredibly boring instrumental.
Best of all, an impossibly cute Mary Kay Place came out and sang "Something to Brag About" with Willie Nelson. Willie had already done two consecutive numbers in his first set - "Whiskey River" and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" - so it's not like it cost him anything.
And at the end, she kissed Willie on the lips, which, as much as I love him, is beyond the call of duty.