January 22, 1977
Season 2 episode
Episode 36
Season Episode 12
Host Ruth Gordon
Musical Guest(s) Chuck Berry
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Johnny B. Goode"
A medley of "Marie" and "Carol"
Previous Episode January 15, 1977
Next Episode January 29, 1977

The 36th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Ruth Gordon with musical guest Chuck Berry.


The Not Ready For Primetime PlayersEdit

Special Appearance by Ricky Jay
Cameo by Lorne Michaels


 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Injured John Injured-john-1-22-77 John Belushi is in no condition to do tonight's show, but his doctor will cut off his drug supply if he doesn't get paid.
Ruth Gordon's Monologue Ruth-gordons-monologue-1-22-77 Ruth Gordon announces that she's ready to do tonight's show.
The Marines The-marines-11-13-76 A gay Marine (Garrett Morris) tries to pick up a few good men.
Me Me-1-22-77 Barbra Streisand (Laraine Newman) sings "Me", a medley about how great she is.
The Litella Sisters At Home The-litella-sisters-at-home-1-22-77 Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) and her sister Essie (Ruth Gordon) make toast and discuss the day's issues.
Tomorrow Tomorrow-1-22-77 Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) talks with director Dino De Laurentiis (John Belushi) discusses his "King Kong" remake.
Chuck Berry Performs "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck-berry-performs-johnny-b-goode-1-22-77
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-1-22-77 Laraine Newman interviews Lillian Carter (Gordon) about being First Mother. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) tells Jane Curtin that she has nothing to report on.
Crazy Frank Crazy-frank-1-22-77 Crazy Frank (Dan Aykroyd) gets revenge on Crazy Ernie by slahing his prices.
Night Movies Night-movies-1-22-77 Garrett Morris' girlfriend disapproves of his absence, in a film by Gary Weis.
Little Old Ladies Of The Night Little-old-ladies-of-the-night-1-22-77 An elderly woman (Ruth Gordon) gets mixed up in the world of street hustling.
Chuck Berry Performs "Marie" and "Carol" Chuck-berry-performs-marie-and-carol-1-22-77
Sex Questions Sex-questions-1-22-77 Babysitter (Ruth Gordon) answers a little girl's (Gilda Radner) questions about sex.
The Mr. Bill Show The-mr-bill-show-1-22-77 Mr. Bill gets mangled in Sluggo's magic act.
Ricky Jay Ricky-jay-1-22-77 Ricky Jay performs a card trick with two audience members.
The Last Days Of Howard Hughes The-last-days-of-howard-hughes-1-22-77 Howard Hughes' (Laraine Newman) strange behavior is observed.
World Of Adventure World-of-adventure-1-22-77 An anthropologist's (Ruth Gordon) breast-filled film excites E. Buzz Miller (Dan Aykroyd).
Mr. Mike's Least-Loved Bedtime Tales Mr-mikes-least-loved-bedtime-tales-1-22-77 Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donoghue) tells Fifi the maid (Gilda Radner) the story of "Willy The Worm."
Goodnights Goodnights-1-22-77
Preceded by:
January 15, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
January 29, 1977
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