SNL Transcripts: Elliot Gould: 04/16/77


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  Season 2: Episode 19

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

April 16th, 1977

Elliot Gould

Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Roslyn Kind



Neil Levy

Anne Beatts

Al Franken

Tom Davis

Paul Shaffer

Howard Shore
Brezhnev’s NBC DealSummary: Leonid Brezhnev (John Belushi) finagles NBC President Herb Goodman (Elliot Gould) for a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show.”

Recurring Characters: Herb Goodman.



Elliot Gould’s MonologueSummary: Elliot Gould, John Belushi and Bill Murray sing and perform the old dance craze, “The Castration Walk.”


The Coneheads At HomeSummary: A telephone technician (Elliot Gould) installs 35 phone lines in the Conehead home and makes out with Connie (Laraine Newman), as Merkon (Garrett Morris) arrives from Remulak to check in on the family.

Recurring Characters: Beldar Conehead, Prymaat Conehead, Connie Conehead, Merkon.


Kate & Anna McGarrigle perform “Kiss & Say Goodbye”

You’ve Come A Long Way, BuddySummary: A group of men discuss the issues affecting men today.


Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Bill Murray speaks in sexual metaphors while delivering a commentary on an anti-porn rally. Laraine Newman interviews Howdy Doody’s widow, Debbie Doody (Gilda Radner). John Belushi illustrates different types of weather as a service to shut-ins.

Recurring Characters: Debbie Doody.


Nick “Summers”Summary: Nick the Lounge Singer (Bill Murray) works the crowd at a vacation resort.

Recurring Characters: Nick, Jimmy Joe Red Sky, Shelley.


United Face BankSummary: Joan Crawford (Jane Curtin) solicits donations for faceless folks like football star Eldo Johnson (Garrett Morris).

Recurring Characters: Joan Crawford.


Sports FightSummary: In a film by Gary Weis, patriotic music plays over footage of a sports fight.

Kate & Anna McGarrigle perform “Heart Like a Wheel”

ATM Security TestsSummary: White man (Bill Murray) tries to pay Black Man (Garrett Morris) through his bank’s ATM machine, but must first endure a series of security tests.


Natural Causes RestaurantSummary: Jason (Dan Aykroyd) and Chloe’s (Laraine Newman) restaurant only serves animals that died of natural causes.

Recurring Characters: Jason, Sunset.


Roslyn Kind performs “I’m Not Anyone”

Puppet AffairSummary: A viewer film features a man’s wife having an affair with a toy clown.

Pilson’s Feedbag DinnersSummary: Chevy Chase endorses the dinners for people who are always on the go.

Note: Repeat from 11/27/76.


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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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