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  Season 2: Episode 10


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December 11th, 1976

Candice Bergen

Frank Zappa

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Joe Dicso

Lorne Michaels

Diana Nyad

Tom Schiller

Neil Levy

Patty Hearst at Home
Summary: Patty Hearst (Gilda Radner) spends Christmas with her family after her release from prison.

Recurring Characters: Patty Hearst.

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Candice Bergen's Monologue
Summary: Candice Bergen hides in her dressing room after being misled by John Belushi's charms. Belushi dons his Bogart fedora to lure Bergen out with a promise that they'll "always have Paris."

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Carter's Promises
Summary: Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) admits that he can't keep the promises he made before the election.

Recurring Characters: Jimmy Carter.

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Santi-Wrap
Summary: While waiting in line to see a drunken Santa Claus (John Belushi) at the mall, Dan Aykroyd demonstrates the sanitary tissue Laraine Newman should use before sitting on Santa's knee.

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Frank Zappa performs "I'm The Slime"


Consumer Probe
Summary: Irwin Mainway (Dan Aykroyd) defends Bag O'Glass and other unsafe Christmas toys distributed by his industry.

Recurring Characters: Irwin Mainway.

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K-Put Price-Is-Rite Stamp Gun
Summary: Save thousands of dollars on groceries with this new device, which allows you to change the prices at the supermarket.

Note: Repeat from 11/15/75.


Right To Extreme Stupidity League
Summary: After catching flack from Fern (Candice Bergen), Lisa (Gilda Radner) defends her right to be stupid.

Note: Candice Bergen gets the names of her and Gilda's characters confused, which caused her to shamelessly laugh through the entire sketch.

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Weekend Update with Jane Curtin
Summary: Jane Curtin's husband (Tom Schiller) begs her to quit work and come back home. Ray Basalt (Dan Aykroyd) gives a holiday radioactive fallout report. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) proclaims that she's against collecting money for "Unisex."

Recurring Characters: Emily Litella.

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FX-70 Cheese Slicer
Summary: Candice Bergen dispenses slices of cheese with her Polaroid camera.

Note: At the time, Candice Bergen was the spokesperson for Polaroid's SX-70 Land Camera, and the company was displeased by her participation in this ad parody.

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Frank Zappa performs "Lagoon
Recurring Characters: Futaba.


The Killer Trees
Summary: A detective (Dan Aykroyd) and Lt. Steve Bushakis (John Belushi) lead the search for a killer tree.

Recurring Characters: Steve Bushakis.

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Diana Nyad
Summary: In a film by Gary Weis, Diana Nyad's students talk about her as she trains.

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Adopt Belushi for Christmas
Summary: Because John Belushi's girlfriend has kicked him out of their apartment, Candice Bergen puts the word out that he's looking for a place to stay over the holidays.

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Let's Kill Gary Gilmore For Christmas
Summary: Wanting to honor serial killer Gary Gilmore's wishes, the cast deliver a poignant Christmas ditty in his honor.

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Frank Zappa performs "Peaches & Regalia"


Goodnights



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