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  Season 2: Episode 4

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October 16th, 1976

Karen Black

John Prine


George Schultz

Vance Degeneres

Tom Davis

Al Franken

Paul Shaffer

Wheelchair Bound Chevy
Summary: Jane Curtin introduces an ailing Chevy Chase back to the show, then John Belushi shoves him out of his wheelchair.



Karen Black's Monologue
Summary: 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.

Bio: Karen Black (1939-). Actress/screenwriter/singer/songwriter; films include: "Easy Rider" (1969), "Five Easy Pieces" (1971), "The Day of the Locust" (1975), "Nashville" (1975), "Family Plot" (1976), "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (1982).

Also Hosted: 80g.


Baba Wawa At Large
Summary: Barbara Walters (Gilda Radner) interviews Indira Gandhi (Laraine Newman).

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters, Indira Gandhi.

Debate '76
Summary: Presidnt Gerald R. Ford (Chevy Chase) and Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) debate numerous topics.

Recurring Characters: President Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter.

John Prine performs "Hello In There"
Bio: John Prine (1946-). Country/folk singer-songwriter; discovered by Kris Kristofferson.

Weekend Update with Chevy Chase

Summary: The three-blade razor is designed for people who'll believe anything they see.

Note: Repeat from 75a.

Green Cross Cupcakes
Summary: Per the rules of truth-in-advertising laws, these cupcakes really are cancer-free.


Summary: 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
Summary: Catherine the Great (Karen Black) takes a horse for her lover.

Nightclub Owner
Summary: 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"

Lunch Counter Reunion
Summary: 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
Summary: 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"

A Musical Tribute to American Coinage
Summary: 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.


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