SNL Transcripts: Lily Tomlin: 11/22/75


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  Season 1: Episode 6

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

Novemmber 22nd, 1975

Lily Tomlin


The Muppets

Howard Shore

Jacqueline Carlin

Tom Davis

Neil Levy

Alan Zweibel

Anne Beatts

Rosie Shuster
Ford AddressSummary: President Ford takes phone calls from the Oval Office.

Recurring Characters: President Gerald Ford.



Lily Tomlin’s MonologueSummary: Lily Tomlin does a cheer for New York City.

Bio: Lily Tomlin (1939-). Comedienne/actres; former regular on “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” during the early 1970’s; film credits include: “Nashville” (1975).

Also Hosted: 76a, 82j.

Cameos: 76n.

Note: The Home Base stage has been redesigned starting with this episode.


Beetoven ISummary: While horsing around on the piano, Ludwig von Beetoven (John Belushi) invents “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.”


Lily Tomlin & Howard Shore’s All-Nurse SNL Band perform “St. James Infirmary”Transcript

TriopeninSummary: Product’s child-proof safety cap prevents arthritis medicine from being used.

Note: Repeat from 10/11/75.

Jaws IIISummary: The hunt for the Land Shark (Chevy Chase) continues.

Recurring Characters: Land Shark, Sheriff Brody, Matt Hooper.


Interracial CoupleSummary: A clumsy bellboy (Chevy Chase) drops the Sunday papers upon seeing a black man (Garrett Morris) and a white woman (Jane Curtin) in a hotel room together.

Note: Uses the same set as “Jaws III”.


Edith Ann FilmSummary: Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin) narrates her adventure at the ice skating rink.


Beetoven IISummary: While horsing around on the piano, Ludwig von Beetoven (John Belushi) sings “My Girl.”


Weekend Update with Chevy ChaseSummary: Chevy Chase pours Weekend Update sponsor, Spud Beer, onto his suit. Garrett Morris again repeats the top story for the hard-of-hearing.


Spud BeerSummary: The perfect brew following your electroshock therapy.


A Letter to Patty HearstSummary: Suzy (Lily Tomlin) writes a letter of forgiveness to sorority sister Patty Hearst.

Show Us Your GunsSummary: In a parody of the Lark cigarette commercials, SNL’s film truck passes through the city streets asking to see citizens’ firearms.

Note: Repeat from 10/11/75.

The MuppetsSummary: Scred falls in love with Lily Tomlin. Together, they sing “I Got You Babe.”


“The Impossible Truth”Summary: Albert Brooks reports unlikely news items in his short film.

Note: Repeat from 10/11/75.

Beetoven IIISummary: While horsing around on the piano, Ludwig von Beetoven (John Belushi) and his wife (Gilda Radner) and maid (Laraine Newman) harmonize on “sings “What’d I Say?”


Male Sexual HarassmentSummary: Construction women take lessons on how to harass men.


SpeedSummary: Diet pill lets housewife (Anne Beatts) get lots of work done.


50’s DanceSummary: A monologue in which a teenager (Lily Tomlin) gossips about her classmates while at the school dance.


GoodnightsSummary: Lily Tomlin & The Bees perform “Bee Scat”

Recurring Characters: Bees.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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