NBC to Re-Air Carrie Fisher 'SNL' Episode From 1978

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Carrie Fisher in 'Star Wars' (1977)

The show will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT Saturday ahead of a new episode at 11:30.

Saturday Night Live's official Twitter account on Saturday announced that it will be re-airing an episode from 1978 which the late Carrie Fisher hosted not long after becoming a household name in Star Wars

Fisher opened the show dressed as her Princess Leia character from the 1977 film and also appeared in a beach party skit in character as Leia as she refused the advances of a lothario in the form of Bill Murray.

The episode also featured a musical performance by The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd), whom Fisher starred alongside in the 1980 movie version of the musical duo's "mission from God."

The 1978 installment will run at 10 p.m. ET/PT Saturday before the first new episode of SNL in the new year hosted by Rogue One star Felicity Jones, which airs at 11:30 p.m.

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