November 13th, 1976
Chroma-TrakSummary: Chroma-Trak girl Gilda Radner’s colors aren’t what they appear to be when viewed on Garrett Morris’ television.
Dick Cavett’s MonologueSummary: Dick Cavett fills in for Elliott Gould, then reads and answers questions submitted by the audience.
Puppy Uppers/Doggie DownersSummary: The right mix of uppers and downers to keep your dog peppy and under control.
Blonde AmbitionSummary: In his memoirs, John Dean (Dick Cavett) recalls how then-President Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) tried to pin Watergate on him.
Recurring Characters: Richard Nixon, John Dean, Maureen Dean, Henry Kissinger.
Ry Cooder performs “Tattler”
Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Laraine Newman reports on the recent cremation of Smokey the Bear.
The MarinesSummary: A gay Marine (Garrett Morris) tries to pick up a few good men.
CrossroadsSummary: A communications breakdown persists.
Mobile ShrinkSummary: In a preview for new Fall programming, Chevy Chase plays a psychiatrist who makes housecalls wherever a patient is currently located.
How Things WorkSummary: Mr. Merle Tadburney (Dick Cavett) explains to Jane Curtin how pressure groups work, and how they enabled him to become a guest on tonight’s show.
The Paramount Novelty StoreSummary: Gary Weis’ short film chronicles a novelty store owner who has to explain the joke of each item in her inventory.
Note: Repeat from 1/24/76.
The Bee HeritageSummary: How a pair of bees (John Belsuhi, Laraine Newman) overcame past discrimination.
Recurring Characters: Bees.
Ry Cooder performs “He’ll Have To Go”
Mr. Mike’s Least-Loved Bedtime TalesSummary: Mr. Mike (Michael O’Donoghue) tells the story of “The Blind Chicken.”
Recurring Characters: Mr. Mike.
Funny Word SurveySummary: Scientists Al Franken and Tom Davis find out which random words from the dictionary are the funniest.