SNL Transcripts: Ruth Gordon: 01/22/77



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  Season 2: Episode 12


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January 22nd, 1977

Ruth Gordon

Chuck Berry

Ricky Jay

Lorne Michaels

Neil Levy

Michael O’Donoghue

Injured JohnSummary: John Belushi is in no condition to do tonight’s show, but his doctor will cut off his drug supply if he doesn’t get paid.

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Montage

Ruth Gordon’s MonologueSummary: Ruth Gordon announces that she’s ready to do tonight’s show.

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The MarinesSummary: A gay Marine (Garrett Morris) tries to pick up a few good men.

Note: Repeat from 11/13/76.

MeSummary: Barbra Streisand (Laraine Newman) sings “Me”, a medley about how great she is.

Recurring Characters: Barbara Streisand.

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The Litella Sisters At HomeSummary: Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) and her sister Essie (Ruth Gordon) make toast and discuss the day’s issues.

Recurring Characters: Emily Litella.

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TomorrowSummary: Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) talks with director Dino De Laurentiis (John Belushi) discusses his “King Kong” remake.

Recurring Characters: Tom Snyder.

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Chuck Berry performs “Johnny B. Goode”

Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Laraine Newman interviews Lillian Carter (Gordon) about being First Mother. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) tells Jane Curtin that she has nothing to report on.

Recurring Characters: Lillian Carter, Emily Litella.

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Crazy FrankSummary: Crazy Frank (Dan Aykroyd) gets revenge on Crazy Ernie by slahing his prices.

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Night MovesSummary: Garrett Morris’ girlfriend disapproves of his absence, in a film by Gary Weis.

Little Old Ladies Of The NightSummary: An elderly woman (Ruth Gordon) gets mixed up in the world of street hustling.

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Chuck Berry performs “Marie” & “Carol”

Sex QuestionsSummary: Babysitter (Ruth Gordon) answers a little girl’s (Gilda Radner) questions about sex.

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The Mr. Bill ShowSummary: Mr. Bill gets mangled in Sluggo’s magic act.

Recurring Characters: Mr. Bill.

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Ricky JaySummary: Ricky Jay performs a card trick with two audience members.

The Last Days of Howard HughesSummary: Howard Hughes’ (Laraine Newman) strange behavior is observed.

Recurring Characters: Howard Hughes.

World of AdventureSummary: An anthropologist’s (Ruth Gordon) breast-filled film excites E. Buzz Miller (Dan Aykroyd).

Recurring Characters: E. Buzz Miller.

Mr. Mike’s Least-Loved Bedtime TalesSummary: Mr. Mike (Michael O’Donoghue) tells Fifi the maid (Gilda Radner) the story of “Willy The Worm.”

Recurring Characters: Mr. Mike.

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Goodnights

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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