March 12th, 1977
Dave Wilson is DeadSummary: The sudden death of director Dave Wilson places the show in jeopardy.
Sissy Spacek’s MonologueSummary: Sissy Spacek gives her Oscar speech and performs a cut baton-twirling scene from “Carrie.”
Burger MasterSummary: Have your burger any way you want it, no request is too odd to handle.
Ask President CarterSummary: Walter Cronkite (Bill Murray) hosts a radio Q&A session with President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd).
Recurring Characters: Walter Cronkite, President Jimmy Carter.
Amy’s Bedtime StorySummary: Amy Carter’s (Sissy Spacek) ex-con nanny (Garrett Morris) tells her a bedtime story.
Recurring Characters: Walter Cronkite, President Jimmy Carter, Amy Carter.
How Your Children GrowSummary: Jane Curtin interviews Dr. Alan Ross (Bill Murray), a man afflicted with Quintlexia and who can only utter five words.
Note: Despite only having to utter the same five words throughout the sketch, Bill Murray manages to slip up and append a couple of extra words to his sentence at one point.
John Belushi’s DreamSummary: John Belushi announces that he’s giving up comedy to train for the Decathlon.
Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Muhammad Ali (Garrett Morris) wants to make his own version of a “Rocky” movie. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) finds “endangered feces” to be an odd subject to comment on.
Recurring Characters: Muhammed Ali, Emily Litella.
Richard Baskin & Sissy Spacek perform “One I Love You”
ImprovisationSummary: After having trouble creating spontaneous material about a meteorologist at a doctor’s office, improvisationists Al Franken and Tom Davis perform a scene in which they deliver the news after World War III.
Gidget’s DiseaseSummary: Spokeswoman (Jane Curtin) discusses the disease that’s suffered by terminally cute women everywhere.
Young NewlywedsSummary: White trash couple (John Belushi, Sissy Spacek) argue in their kitchen after a failed attempt at intimacy.
The BatonSummary: In a film by Gary Weis, Sissy Spacek twirls a baton in slow motion.
Bad PlayhouseSummary: Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Dan Aykroyd) presents a scene from “The Millkeeper.”
Recurring Characters: Leonard Pinth-Garnell.
Richard Baskin performs “City of One-Night Stands”
Sissy’s RolesSummary: In a film by Robert Altman, Sissy Spacek plays several roles in a series of related scenes.