October 30, 1976
 Season 2 episode
Episode 30
Season Episode 6
Host Buck Henry
Musical Guest(s) The Band
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Life Is A Carnival"
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Town"
"Stage Fright"
"Georgia On My Mind"
Previous Episode
October 23, 1976
Next Episode
November 13, 1976

The 30th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Buck Henry with musical guest The Band. This marked Chevy Chase's final episode as a cast member.

Cast: 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
Land Shark Land-shark-10-30-76.jpg The Land Shark (Chevy Chase) attacks a woman (Gilda Radner) long after the trick-or-treaters have subsided.
Buck Henry's Monologue Buck-henrys-monologue-10-30-76.jpg Buck Henry casually reveals deep, dark secrets about the cast.
Samurai Stockbroker Samurai-stockbroker-10-30-76.jpg Thanks to Futaba's (John Belushi) faulty financial advice, Mr. Dantley (Buck Henry) discovers that he's bankrupt.
Not For First Ladies Only Not-for-first-ladies-only-10-30-76.jpg Barbara Walters (Gilda Radner) question Betty Ford (Jane Curtin) and Rosalyn Carter (Laraine Newman) on why they will be a great First Lady.
Roots Roots-10-30-76.jpg Garrett Morris takes a look back at some of the famous people his ancestors have had relations with.
Debate '76 Debate-76-10-30-76.jpg President Gerald Ford (Chevy Chase) and Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) tackle the final issues prior to the election in the style of a beauty pageant.
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-10-30-76.jpg Chevy Chase examines a pair of unreleased Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter campaign ads. Jane Curtin reads celebrity news items. Chevy Chase demonstrates the Game of the Week, then receives a phone call from the dead Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
Super Bat-O-Matic '77 Super-bat-o-matic-77-10-30-76.jpg Warlock spokesman (Dan Akroyd) shows how to blend magic potions the easy way.
The Band Performs "Life Is A Carnival", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", and "Stage Fright" The-band-performs-10-30-76.jpg
The OintMENt The-ointment-10-30-76.jpg Ambassador Thorne (Buck Henry) searches in vain for demon-child Damien's (John Belushi) real parents.
It's Halloween Tonight Its-halloween-tonight-10-30-76.jpg In a film by Gary Weis, Buck Henry is made up to look like a woman.
Houndini's Grave Houndinis-grave-10-30-76.jpg On the 50th anniversary of his death, Garrett Morris waits inside Machpelah Cemetery to see if Houdini will return from the grave as he promised before his death.
Mr. Mikes Least-Loved Bedtime Tales Mr-mikes-least-loved-bedtime-tales-10-30-76.jpg Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donaghue) tells the story of "The Enchanted Thermos".
Houdnini's Grave II Houndinis-grave-ii-10-30-76.jpg Garrett Morris appears to have been spooked by an apparition of Houdini's ghost.
The Band Performs "Georgia On My Mind The-band-performs-georgia-on-my-mind-10-30-76.jpg
Goodnights Goodnights-10-30-76.jpg
Preceded by:
October 23, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
November 13, 1976
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