- Aug 11, 2012
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That was a filmed segment that was done for SNL when Lily guest hosted.
Well, let's see what I remember...I won't remember much specifically, I guess. The room she performed in could hold a thousand people (all college students) and both shows were sold out. She did routines of all her various characters. I recall that she did do Lucille the Rubber Freak, JohnMor! Didn't she say on the DVD interview that George Schlatter didn't want her to do that one on Laugh-In? They thought it was, too, well, freaky!
She did the beauty expert, I remember her saying, "Lines, lines, go away. Go and visit Doris Day." She also did her regular person doing a commercial character from Calumet City, IL.
She did an audience Q&A, but as Edith Ann. The only question I recall being asked was someone that wanted to know what Cher was really like. Edith: "Well, she has long hair...and sparkly dresses." Probably continued a bit.
I also remember at one point, as Edith Ann, she said, "I see someone smoking in here." (Then she rocked back and forth a bit.) "Student Government will have to pay extra for that."
I'm guessing in her contract for the event she required the environment she performed in would be smoke free. No smoking. And the penalty was that she'd receive some extra money if that wasn't the case! Heh!
Oh I bet Lily did have that in her contract! Today it's a given the venue will be smoke free, but back in the seventies...not so. Thanks for the info you remembered.
A long time ago on Ebay I acquired some b/w concert photos taken of Lily in concert in either 1974 or 1975. It looked to be during the tour she recorded the Modern Scream album from. I bet it was on the tour that you saw her. She's wearing black/dark slacks and a blouse tied at the navel exposing a belly button. It was kind of silky and floral. I paid a lot of money for those negatives. I wish George Schlatter would of let Lily do the Rubber Freak on Laugh In. And Lupe the oldest beauty expert. I recall in the interview on the dvd she said George wanted her to be more "pretty". Kind of sexist isn't it? After Ernestine my all time favorite from Laugh In era was Lula the party lady. The high blonde curly wig and the whole outfit, the BIG laugh and insulting everybody. Cracks me up every time. Interestingly, Lily never did that character again after Laugh In. Wish she would have.