December 11, 1976
Season 2 episode
Episode 34
Season Episode 10
Host Candice Bergen
Musical Guest(s) Frank Zappa
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "I'm The Slime"
"The Purple Lagoon"
"Peaches En Regalia"
Previous Episode November 27, 1976
Next Episode January 15, 1977

The 34th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Candice Bergen with musical guest Frank Zappa.


The Not Ready For Primetime PlayersEdit

Cameos by Joe Disco, Lorne Michaels and Diana Nyad


 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Patty Hearst At Home Patty-hearst-at-home-12-11-16 Patty Hearst (Gilda Radner) spends Christmas with her family after her release from prison.
Candice Bergen's Monologue Candice-bergen-monologue-12-11-76 Candice Bergen hides in her dressing room after being misled by John Belushi's charms. Belushi dons his Bogart fedora to lure Bergen out with a promise that they'll "always have Paris."
Carter's Promises Carters-promises-12-11-76 Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) admits that he can't keep the promises he made before the election.
Santi-Wrap Santi-wrap-12-11-76 While waiting in line to see a drunken Santa Claus (John Belushi) at the mall, Dan Aykroyd demonstrates the sanitary tissue Laraine Newman should use before sitting on Santa's knee.
Frank Zappa Performs "I'm The Slime" Frank-zappa-performs-im-the-slime-12-11-76
Consumer Probe Consumer-probe-12-11-76 Irwin Mainway (Dan Aykroyd) defends Bag O'Glass and other unsafe Christmas toys distributed by his industry.
K-Put Price-Is-Rite Stamp Gun K-puts-price-is-right-stamp-gun-11-15-75 Save thousands of dollars on groceries with this new device, which allows you to change the prices at the supermarket.
Right To Extreme Stupidity League Right-to-extreme-stupidity-league-12-11-76 After catching flack from Fern (Candice Bergen), Lisa (Gilda Radner) defends her right to be stupid.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-12-11-76 Jane Curtin's husband (Tom Schiller) begs her to quit work and come back home. Ray Basalt (Dan Aykroyd) gives a holiday radioactive fallout report. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) proclaims that she's against collecting money for "Unisex."
FX-70 Cheese Slicer Fx-70-cheese-slicer-12-11-76 Candice Bergen dispenses slices of cheese with her Polaroid camera.
Frank Zappa Performs "Lagoon" Frank-zappa-performs-lagoon-12-11-76
The Killer Trees The-killer-trees-12-11-76 A detective (Dan Aykroyd) and Lt. Steve Bushakis (John Belushi) lead the search for a killer tree.
Diana Nyad Diana-nyad-12-11-76 In a film by Gary Weis, Diana Nyad's students talk about her as she trains.
Adopt Belushi For Christmas Adopt-belushi-for-christmas-12-11-76 Because John Belushi's girlfriend has kicked him out of their apartment, Candice Bergen puts the word out that he's looking for a place to stay over the holidays.
Let's Kill Gary Gilmore For Christmas Lets-kill-gary-gilmore-for-christmas-12-11-76 Wanting to honor serial killer Gary Gilmore's wishes, the cast deliver a poignant Christmas ditty in his honor.
Frank Zappa Performs "Peaches & Regilia" Frank-zappa-performs-peaches-and-regilia
Goodnights Goodnights-12-11-76
Preceded by:
November 27, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 15, 1977
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