October 23, 1976
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Episode 29
Season Episode 5
Host Steve Martin
Musical Guest(s) Kinky Friedman
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Dear Abbie"
Previous Episode
October 16, 1976
Next Episode
October 30, 1976

The 29th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Steve Martin with musical guest Kinky Friedman.

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
World Series Loss World-series-loss-10-23-76.jpg After the New York Yankees lose the World Series, the coach (Dan Aykroyd) apologizes for the loss. Showing no hard feelings, one ballplayer (Chevy Chase) kicks the coach's stool out and hangs him.
Steve Martin's Monologue Steve-martins-monologue-10-23-76.jpg Steve Martin goofs around for a bit, demonstrates his banjo-playing skills, then gets mad at the control room.
Speak Out For Milk Speak-out-for-milk-10-23-76.jpg Chevy Chase requires multiple takes to send the right message across.
Jeopardy! 1999 Jeopardy-1999-10-23-76.jpg In a parody of the sci-fi series "Space: 1999", game show contestants of the distant future provide an amusing glimpse of recent historical events.
Kinky Friedman Performs "Dear Abbie" Kinky-friedman-performs-dear-abbie-10-23-76.jpg
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-10-23-76.jpg Real footage from the Ruben Carter trial makes up supposed renderings from a Weekend Update staff artist who snuck in. After praising her recent substitute anchoring duties, Chevy Chase makes faces during Jane Curtin's commentary on the dangers of fluorocarbon. A wandering snacker (Al Franken) reads over Chevy's shoulder as he delivers a news story.
Fido-Flex Fido-flex-10-23-76.jpg Pitchman (Steve Martin) advertises the product that's a dog and a watch all in one!
Plato's Cavea Platos-cave-10-23-76.jpg A blind guitar-playing Negro (Garrett Morris) and a poet (Steve Martin) is among the anti-Establishment performers at a beatnik bar during the 1950's.
Looks At Books Looks-at-books-10-23-76.jpg Jane Curtin interviews "Sex & Sports" author, Dr. Lloyd Kaufman (Steve Martin), who shares his research findings and filmed footage on the link between abstinence and sports.
Autumn In New York Autumn-in-new-york-10-23-76.jpg In a film by Gary Weis, he and other New Yorkers lip-synch covers of "Autumn In New York" while wandering the city.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show The-mary-tyler-moore-show-10-23-76.jpg Ted Baxter's (Steve Martin) Drano-in-coffee prank on Mary Richards (Laraine Newman) ends in an unexpected catatrosphe.
Mysteries In Medicine Mysteries-in-medicine-10-23-76.jpg A profile of the new Blog Diet plan, in which a faux Eskimo (John Belushi) steals food from dieters (Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman) secluded in the wilderness.
Steve Martin Stand-Up Steve-martin-stand-up-10-23-76.jpg Steve Martin's topics range from his mother to the destruction of Earth.
Goodnights Goodnights-10-23-76.jpg
Preceded by:
October 16, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 30, 1976
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