SNL Transcripts: Sissy Spacek: 03/12/77


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 15

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March 12th, 1977

Sissy Spacek

Richard Baskin

Al Franken

Tom Davis

Dave Wilson

Jim Downey

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.


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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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