SNL Transcripts: Broderick Crawford: 03/19/77


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 16

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

March 19th, 1977

Broderick Crawford

Levon Helm

Dr. John

The Meters


Linda Ronstadt

Dave Wilson

Jim Downey

Al Franken

Tom Davis
Goodbye SaccharineSummary: Rhonda Weiss (Gilda Radner) and the Rhondettes (Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin, Linda Ronstadt) perform.

Recurring Characters: Rhonda Weiss.



Broderick Crawford’s MonologueSummary: Broderick Crawford recalls his firing from NBC thirty-seven years earlier.


Samurai Hit ManSummary: The mob hires Futaba (John Belushi) to pose as a Benihana chef and perform a hit.

Recurring Characters: Futaba.


Broderick Crawford in New YorkSummary: Broderick Crawford revisits his old neighborhood, in a film by Gary Weis.

Mel’s Hide HeavenSummary: Mel (Dan Aykroyd) shows you how to make your own leather clothing from the cows he supplies.

Recurring Characters: Mel, Mrs. Mel.


Dr. John performs “Sing Sing Sing”

The New GuySummary: New cast member Bill Murray admits that he’s not very funny and wonders if he’s making it on the show.


Lucy’s New JobSummary: Lucy (Gilda Radner) is hired to put whipped cream on the tops of nuclear warheads coming down a speedy conveyor belt.

Recurring Characters: Lucille Ball.


Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Garrett Morris reports from the vacant Black Governor’s Convention. John Belushi explores the luck of the Irish via his trademark rant.


Puppy Uppers/Doggy DownersSummary: The right mix of uppers and downers keeps your dog peppy and under control.

Note: Repeat from 76g.

Highway PatrolSummary: Captain Matthews (Broderick Crawford) and a pair of Siamese priests (Bill Murray, John Belushi) avert a hostage situation between Siamese twin sisters (Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin).


Baba Wawa At LargeSummary: Baba Wawa (Gilda Radner) conducts an interview with Godzilla (John Belushi).

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters.


Levon Helm performs “Ain’t That a Lot of Love”

The Huston PlanSummary: Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) seeks support from J. Edgar Hoover (Broderick Crawford).

Recurring Characters: Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon.


The Meters perform “I Got To Get My Name Up In Lights”


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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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