January 29, 1977
 Season 2 episode
Episode 37
Season Episode 13
Host Fran Tarkenton
Musical Guest(s) Leo Sayer
Donny Harper
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) Leo Sayer:
"When I need You"
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
Donny Harper:
"Sing A Song"
Previous Episode
January 22, 1977
Next Episode
February 26, 1977

The 37th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Fran Tarkenton with musical guests Leo Sayer and Donny Harper.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

Sketches[edit | edit source]

 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Team Saturday Night Team-saturday-night-1-29-77.jpg A recuperating John Belushi coaches Fran Tarkenton and the cast on the play-by-play strategy for tonight's show.
Fran Tarkenton's Monologue Fran-tarkentons-monologue-1-29-77.jpg Fran Tarkenton sings "Feelings", as Lee Whitehead (Bill Murray) provides the running commentary on the action.
Rovco's Swiss Army Gun Rovcos-swiss-army-gun-1-29-77.jpg Rovco's pitchman (Dan Aykroyd) shows multiple purposes of their new combat tool.
Amy Carter In School Amy-carter-in-school-1-29-77.jpg Secret Service agents (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd) help Amy Carter (Laraine Newman) cheat on a school quiz and deal with tattletale schoolmate (Gilda Radner).
Sports Injury Sports-injury-1-29-77.jpg Coach John Belushi criticizes a fumble made by a player (Dan Aykroyd) who lost his arm during the tackle.
Leo Sayer Performs "When I Need You" Leo-sayer-performs-when-i-need-you-1-29-77.jpg
Black Perspective Black-perspective-1-29-77.jpg Fran Tarkenton discusses the stereotype of black quarterbacks with Garrett Morris.
Alsatian Restaurant Alsation-restaurant-1-29-77.jpg A couple (Bill Murray, Jane Curtin) enjoy their dinner date at an exclusive home restaurant run by Victor (Dan Aykroyd), his wife Elena (Gilda Radner), and their daughter Francine (Laraine Newman). Tonight's menu comes served with a side of domestic strife.
Sugar-Coated Anabolic Steroids Sugar-coated-anabolic-steroids-1-29-77.jpg The cereal that provides Fran Tarkenton with the strength he needs.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-1-29-77.jpg Infuriated by comparisons to Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin rips her blouse open to expose her bra. Silent film footage documents testing of a new cruise missile.
Community Appeal Community-appeal-1-29-77.jpg Fran Tarkenton thanks viewers for the donations that have helped put a drugged-up John Belushi back to work.
Hotel Sketch Hotel-sketch-1-29-77.jpg Fran Tarkenton calls time-out during a hotel sketch to confer with coach John Belushi as to how best to get Laraine Newman's character into bed.
Grand Stand Grand-stand-1-29-77.jpg At halftime, Lee Whitehead (Bill Murray) and Bryant Gumbo (Garrett Morris) interview Fran Tarkenton about his hosting performance so far.
Leo Sayer Performs "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" Leo-sayer-performs-you-make-me-feel-like-dancing-1-29-77.jpg
Small Worlds Small-worlds-1-29-77.jpg In a film by Gary Weis, natural habitats are duplicated in a pet store.
French Liquid French-liquid-1-29-77.jpg A line of women in pursuit of the same perfume smell different from one another after using it.
Donny Harper Singers Perform "Sing A Song" Donny-harper-singers-perform-sing-a-song-1-29-77.jpg
Credit Card Counseling Credit-card-counseling-1-29-77.jpg Rhonda Weiss (Gilda Radner) and her friend Barbara (Jane curtin) one-up one another while discussing Rhonda's credit card bill.
Goodnights Goodnights-1-29-77.jpg
Preceded by:
January 22, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
February 26, 1977
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