December 11, 1976
 Season 2 episode
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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.

Cast[edit | edit source]

The Not Ready For Primetime Players[edit | edit source]

Cameos by Joe Disco, Lorne Michaels and Diana Nyad

Sketches[edit | edit source]

 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Patty Hearst At Home Patty-hearst-at-home-12-11-16.jpg Patty Hearst (Gilda Radner) spends Christmas with her family after her release from prison.
Montage
Candice Bergen's Monologue Candice-bergen-monologue-12-11-76.jpg 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.jpg Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) admits that he can't keep the promises he made before the election.
Santi-Wrap Santi-wrap-12-11-76.jpg 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.jpg
Consumer Probe Consumer-probe-12-11-76.jpg 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.jpeg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg Candice Bergen dispenses slices of cheese with her Polaroid camera.
Frank Zappa Performs "Lagoon" Frank-zappa-performs-lagoon-12-11-76.jpg
The Killer Trees The-killer-trees-12-11-76.jpg A detective (Dan Aykroyd) and Lt. Steve Bushakis (John Belushi) lead the search for a killer tree.
Diana Nyad Diana-nyad-12-11-76.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg
Goodnights Goodnights-12-11-76.jpg
Preceded by:
November 27, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 15, 1977
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