I wonder what Stig had to say about that?, with that fiery temperament that he had. I don't know, when I see the footage of them being ridiculed, I get a sense of xenophobia or whatever it is at play. They're on a tiny (I wouldn't even call it a stage) space so what the hell did SNL expect? And it's not as if this 'no lip-synch' was some long running policy that had been cast in stone for eons. SNL was a new show at the time and ABBA was one of it's earliest guests. Apparently, the story is the backing tape of 'Waterloo' got lost/didn't arrive. Needless to say, producer Lorne Michaels and host Robert Klein were utter arses in the circumstances.