Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 16

Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (13 Mar. 1976)

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The host for the episode is Anthony Perkins, and the musical guest is Betty Carter. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase delivers a long and rambling monologue in which he... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Norman Bates / Various
Betty Carter ...
Herself - Musical Guest
King Ploobis (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Richard Hunt ...
King Ploobis's right hand (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Scred (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Announcer / Narrator / Larry Rontz
Himself / Bee / Dennis Timplitt
Client / Mrs. Zimmerman / Marny / dancer
Patron / Luke
Sherry / Various
Emily Litella / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constance Abernathy ...


The host for the episode is Anthony Perkins, and the musical guest is Betty Carter. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase delivers a long and rambling monologue in which he berates critics who claim the cast deliberately wastes time to fill up a 90-minute time slot. In his opening monologue, Anthony Perkins attempts to dispel the common perception that he is creepy, only to finish by eating a fly. President Ford shares his thoughts on marijuana usage. A new dominatrix cleaning service tries to whip lazy housewives into shape. Norman Bates pitches his new school of hotel management, only to be interrupted by his unseen mother. During the weekend update, John Belushi ponders why lions and lambs were chosen to represent March weather and what greater significance they may have, while Emily Litella gets upset over calls to preserve natural race horses. A student complains to her teacher about getting a literal Bee as her grade. A set of movie trailers advertise low-budget... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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This is the first episode with the title "Saturday Night" instead of "NBC's Saturday Night". See more »


References Maude (1972) See more »

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Question about the student Bee sketch
14 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is great! Anthony Perkins is actually very funny in this, despite his history of doing horror movies. He gets cracked up several times when interacting with the Muppets, though. Maybe he finds them funnier than I do. My favorite sketch in this episode is the one with the college student protesting her grade with her instructor. However, I do have a question that has been driving me nuts ever since I saw this episode again recently after purchasing the season one box set. Does anyone have any idea who the little boy is that plays the little "plus" bee that the professor (Anthony Perkins) gives the student (Laraine Newman) after she protests her grade?

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