September 25, 1976
 Season 2 episode
SNL Norman Lear.jpeg
Episode 26
Season Episode 2
Host Norman Lear
Musical Guest(s) Boz Scaggs
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Lowdown"
"What Can I Say"
Previous Episode
September 18, 1976
Next Episode
October 2, 1976

The 26th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Norman Lear with musical guest Boz Scaggs.

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
Chevy's Telephone Fall Chevys-telephone-fall-9-18-76.jpg Because Chevy Chase is on medical leave after hurting himself during a fall on last week's show, Gilda Radner plans to take the fall for him tonight. Chevy calls from his hospital room to to stop Gilda, and offers an alternative solution.
Norman Lear's Monologue Norman-lears-monologue-9-18-76.jpg Norman Lear presents a video documentary that reveals how the actors on his sitcoms really feel about him.
Paid Political Announcement Paid-political-announcement-9-18-76.jpg Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) tells a crowd about the women he's lusted after, and even flirts with a few new ones.
Boz Scaggs Performs "Lowdown" Boz-scaggs-performs-lowdown-9-18-76.jpg
The Snake-Handling O'Sheas The-snake-handling-osheas-9-18-76.jpg Writer #456 (Tom Schiller) sells Norman Lear on a new sitcom idea: members of the O'Shea Family, who are the last of Pittsburgh's snakehandling family units.
Next Week Next-week-9-18-76.jpg Gilda Radner announces that Eric Idle is hosting next week's show.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-9-25-76.jpg Laraine Newman finds that Times Square is quiet during the Rosh Hashanah celebration.
Chevy's Girls Chevys-girls-9-25-76.jpg Norman Lear performs a pratfall in honor of Chevy Chase's absence during his hospitalization. Chevy's Girls Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, and Jane Curtin sing a pop tune about wishisg that he were falling for them.
The Metric Leasure Week The-metric-leasure-week-9-25-76.jpg Joseph Franklin (Dan Aykroyd) demonstrates how the new metric time conversion will change lives for the better.
Yankee Doodle Slapstick Yankee-doodle-slapstick-9-25-76.jpg Gary Weis' film features the cast performing slapstick while he hums "Yankee doodle Dandy" over the phone.
The Violent Attorney The-violent-attorney-9-25-76.jpg An abusive divorce lawyer (John Belushi) beats up his female client (Gilda Radner) so her testimony will be believable.
Boz Scaggs Performs "What Can I Say?" Boz-scaggs-performs-what-can-i-say-9-25-76.jpg
Rhodesian Peace Talks Rhodesian-peace-talks-9-25-76.jpg Henry Kissinger (John Belushi) desperately tries to maintain order during the peace talks between Ian Smith (Dan Aykroyd) and Joshua Nkomo (Garrett Morris).
Family Joke Family-joke-9-25-76.jpg Norman Lear and his daughter Kate attempt to tell an old joke together.
"Spanish Peanuts" Spanish-peanuts-9-25-76.jpg In a home movie by John Brister, stop-action peanuts have the time of their life.
Goodnights Goodnights-9-25-76.jpg
Preceded by:
September 18, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 2, 1976
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