SNL Transcripts: Elliott Gould: 12/16/78

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  Season 4: Episode 9

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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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