SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 05/21/77


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 22

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

May 21st, 1977

Buck Henry

Jennifer Warnes

Kenny Vance


Bella Abzug

Chevy Chase

Edie Baskin

Anne Beatts

Marilyn Suzanne Miller

Rosie Shuster

Jim Downey

Tom Davis

Al Franken

Michael O’Donoghue

Tom Schiller

Paul Shaffer

Howard Shore

Alan Zweibel
A Message From the President of the United StatesSummary: President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) uses electricity to deliver his energy-saving message.

Recurring Characters: President Jimmy Carter, Rosalyn Carter, Lillian Carter.



Buck Henry’s MonologueSummary: Buck Henry plans to perform a live sex act with an audience member.


Samurai B.M.O.C.Summary: Futaba (John Belushi) faces disciplinary actions as a result of his bad grades.

Recurring Characters: Futaba.


Jennifer Warnes performs “Right Time of the Night”

Shower MikeSummary: From the comfort of his own shower, Richard Herkiman (Bill Murray) interviews his wife (Gilda Radner) and her lover (Buck Henry).

Recurring Characters: Richard Herkiman, Jane Herkiman.


Return of the ConeheadsSummary: After receiving a strange message from their home planet, the Coneheads fly the Chrysler Building back to Remulak to await new orders.

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


Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Seattle Slew’s jockey (Chevy Chase) mumbles his way through the Preakness. Emily Litella reports as Congresswoman Bella Abzug throws her “cat” into the ring. Buck Henry hopes to get laid by Jane Curtin by presenting hr with a phony achievement plaque.

Recurring Characters: Emily Litella.


Rhonda Weiss’ Bridal ShowerSummary: Rhonda Weiss (Gilda Radner) receives shower gifts from her friends.

Recurring Characters: Rhonda Weiss, Barbara.


How Your Children GrowSummary: Jane Curtin succumbs to the behavioral patterns of a punctuator patient (Gilda Radner) and a dumbo (Laraine Newman) who keeps ringing a bell.


The Alarm ClockSummary: In a film by William Wegman, an alarm clock wake ups his weimaraner Man Ray.

Kenny Vance performs “The Performer”

The Spirit of St. LouisSummary: Charles Lindbergh (Buck Henry) meets the Land Shark (Chevy Chase) during his cross-Atlantic flight to Paris.

Recurring Characters: Land Shark.


Howard Shore & SNL Band perform “Departure Lounge”

Michael O’DonoghueSummary: Michael O’Donoghue leads a grand impression of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. gouging their eyes out long with steel needles.



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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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