October 16, 1976
 Season 2 episode
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Episode 28
Season Episode 4
Host Karen Black
Musical Guest(s) John Prine
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Hello in There"
"The Bottomless Lake"
Previous Episode
October 2, 1976
Next Episode
October 23, 1976

The 28th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Karen Black with musical guest John Prine.

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
Wheelchair Bound Chevy Wheelchair-bound-chevy-10-16-76.jpg Jane Curtin introduces an ailing Chevy Chase back to the show, then John Belushi shoves him out of his wheelchair.
Karen Black's Monologue Karen-blacks-monologue-10-16-76.jpg Karen Black shows off her son, Hunter, a hungry tyke in his own right, and discusses the innovations that have improved motherhood over the years.
Baba Wawa At Large Baba-wawa-at-large-10-16-76.jpg Barbara Walters (Gilda Radner) interviews Indira Gandhi (Laraine Newman).
Debate '76 Debate-76-10-16-76.jpg Presidnt Gerald R. Ford (Chevy Chase) and Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) debate numerous topics.
John Prine Performs "Hello In There" John-prine-performs-hello-in-there-10-16-76.jpg
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-10-16-76.jpg
Triple-Trac Triple-trac-10-11-75.jpeg The three-blade razor is designed for people who'll believe anything they see.
Green Cross Cupcakes Green-cross-cupcakes-10-16-76.jpg Per the rules of truth-in-advertising laws, these cupcakes really are cancer-free.
A*M*I*S*H* Amish-10-16-76.jpg Slow-moving Amish crimefighters (Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Jane Curtin) are too late to have made a difference in a bank robbery they read about days earlier.
Love, Russian Style Love-russian-style-10-16-76.jpg Catherine the Great (Karen Black) takes a horse for her lover.
Nightclub Owner Nightclub-owner-10-16-76.jpg In a film by Gary Weis, Pips Comedy Club owner George Schultz tells jokes and talks about his the club he founded in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1962.
John Prine Performs "The Bottomless Lake John-prine-performs-the-bottomless-lake-10-16-76.jpg
Lunch Counter Reunion Lunch-counter-reunion-10-16-76.jpg High school nerd Ralph Bort (Dan Aykroyd) runs into head cheerleader Patti Rivers (Jane Curtin) at the lunch counter at Woolworth's.
The Mr. Bill Show The-mr-bill-show-10-16-76.jpg In a home movie by Walter Williams, Clayman Mr. Bill suffers while en route to a party held by Vance Degeneres.
Karen Black Performs "Ten Cents A Dance" Karen-black-performs-ten-cents-a-dance-10-16-76.jpg
A Musical Tribute To American Coinage A-musical-tribute-to-american-coinage-10-16-76.jpg Garrett Morris sings "Pennies From Heaven"; Chevy Chase sings "Music! Music! Music!"; Dan Aykroyd sings "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?"; John Belushi sings "One More For the Road", as an on-screen crawl lists his petty thefts of small change around the office.
Goodnights
Preceded by:
October 2, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 23, 1976
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