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  Season 2: Episode 2


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September 25th, 1976

Norman Lear

Boz Scaggs

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Jean Stapleton

Carroll O'Connor

Richard Crenna

Bernadette Peters

Nancy Walker

Sherman Hemsley

Isabel Sanford

Bea Arthur

Eric Idle

Kate Lear

Tom Schiller

Chevy's Telephone Fall
Summary: 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.

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Montage


Norman Lear's Monologue
Summary: Norman Lear presents a video documentary that reveals how the actors on his sitcoms really feel about him.

Note: Bea Arthur and Bernadatte Peters would later host "SNL" in 1979 and 1981.

Bio: Norman Lear (1922-). Television writer/producer; his popular television productions include: "All in the Family" (1971-79) and its spin-off series "Maude" (1972-78), "Good Times" (1974-79), "The Jeffersons" (1975-85), "Archie Bunker's Place" (1979-83).


Paid Political Announcement
Summary: Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) tells a crowd about the women he's lusted after, and even flirts with a few new ones.

Recurring Characters: Jimmy Carter.

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Boz Scaggs performs "Lowdown"
Bio: Boz Scaggs (1944-). Singer/songwriter; participated in the first two albums by The Steve Miller Band, before securing a solo contract in 1968; released the album "Silk Degrees" in 1976.


The Snake-Handling O'Sheas
Summary: 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.

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Next Week
Summary: Gilda Radner announces that Eric Idle is hosting next week's show.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin
Summary: Laraine Newman finds that Times Square is quiet during the Rosh Hashanah celebration.

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Chevy's Girls
Summary: 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.

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The Metric Leisure Week
Summary: Joseph Franklin (Dan Aykroyd) demonstrates how the new metric time conversion will change lives for the better.

Recurring Characters: Joseph Franklin.


Yankee Doodle Slapstick
Summary: Gary Weis' film features the cast performing slapstick while he hums "Yankee doodle Dandy" over the phone.


The Violent Attorney
Summary: 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?"


Rhodesian Peace Talks
Summary: Henry Kissinger (John Belushi) desperately tries to maintain order during the peace talks between Ian Smith (Dan Aykroyd) and Joshua Nkomo (Garrett Morris).

Recurring Characters: Henry Kissinger.


Family Joke
Summary: Norman Lear and his daughter Kate attempt to tell an old joke together.


"Spanish Peanuts"
Summary: In a home movie by John Brister, stop-action peanuts have the time of their life.


Goodnights



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