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.



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


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.


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.


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

Recurring Characters: Tom Snyder.


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.


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


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.


Chuck Berry performs “Marie” & “Carol”

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


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

Recurring Characters: Mr. Bill.


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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