SNL Transcripts: Karen Black: 10/16/76


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  Season 2: Episode 4

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

October 16th, 1976

Karen Black

John Prine


George Schultz

Vance Degeneres

Tom Davis

Al Franken

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



Karen Black’s MonologueSummary: 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 LargeSummary: Barbara Walters (Gilda Radner) interviews Indira Gandhi (Laraine Newman).

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters, Indira Gandhi.

Debate ’76Summary: 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

Triple-TracSummary: The three-blade razor is designed for people who’ll believe anything they see.

Note: Repeat from 75a.

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


A*M*I*S*HSummary: 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 StyleSummary: Catherine the Great (Karen Black) takes a horse for her lover.

Nightclub OwnerSummary: 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 ReunionSummary: 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 ShowSummary: 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 CoinageSummary: 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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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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