Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 6

Lily Tomlin (22 Nov. 1975)

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The host for the episode is Lily Tomlin, but there is no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford attempts to speak to the American people while also ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Herself - Host / Sue Brady / Edith Ann / Susie / Various
Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band ...
Themselves - Musical Performance
Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Interviewer (segment "The Impossible Truth")
Sheriff Brady / Various
Ludwig von Beethoven / Matt Cooper / Various
Gerald Ford / Land Shark / Bellhop / Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Patricia / Ms. Gibson / Various
Boyfriend / Orderly / News for the Hard of Hearing
Frida / Land Shark Victim / Susie's Roommate / Various
Mrs. Beethoven / Land Shark Victim / Various


The host for the episode is Lily Tomlin, but there is no musical guest. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford attempts to speak to the American people while also answering the phones, and manages to hit his head and tumble over his desk. Beethoven, struggling to come up with a new symphony, creates "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," "My Girl" and "What'd I say?". The Land shark continues to prey on unsuspecting apartment dwellers, but just before the shark hunters can catch it, they are told to cut the skit short. A bellboy at the Atlanta Hotel is shocked to find a white woman and a black man staying together. Young Edith Ann talks about going ice skating with her dog. A commercial introduces Spud Beer for people whose electroshock therapy has rendered them senseless. Women starting work on a construction site take lessons in how to harass passing men. Patty Hearst receives a letter from one of her sorority sisters. A girl at a high school dance gossips with an unseen friend ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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22 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Edited into 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) See more »


St. James Infirmary
Music and Lyrics by Irving Mills
Performed by Lily Tomlin and Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band
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