SNL Transcripts: Elliott Gould: 12/16/78


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 4: Episode 9

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Bit Players:

December 16th, 1978

Elliott Gould

Peter Tosh

Bob & Ray

Dave Wilson

Mick Jagger

Paul Shaffer

Yvonne Hudson

Brian Doyle-Murray

Jim Downey

Tom Schiller

Andy Murphy

Al Franken
White House Lawn Special EventSummary: President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) and his daughter Amy (Laraine Newman) ceremoniously unlight the White House Christmas tree in order to conserve energy.

Recurring Characters: President Jimmy Carter, Amy Carter.



Elliot Gould’s MonologueSummary: Elliott Gould tap dances and sings “Christmastime in Harlem”.

Rovco All-Flammable Christmas Tree

The WidettesSummary: The big-butt Widette Family (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Gilda Radner) celebrate Christmas with Uncle Jerry (Elliott Gould).

Recurring Characters: Betty Widette, Bob Widette, Jeff Widette, Tammy Widette.


Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger perform “Don’t Look Back”

Mommie DearestRecurring Characters: Joan Crawford, Colleen Fernman, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Cary Grant.

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurrayRecurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.


The Spirits of Christmas

Bob & RayTranscript

St. Mickey’s Knights of ColumbusRecurring Characters: Frank Leary, Jack Neehauser, Francis Jacko Leary, Jr., Sister Serena.

Peter Tosh performs “Bush Doctor”

Christmas Tree SalesmanSummary: While the Christmas tree salesman (Elliott Gould) is lured across across the street by a prostitute (Laraine Newman), homeless Honker (Bill Murray) manages to make a sale for a mother (Gilda Radner) and her little girl (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Honker.



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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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