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"Saturday Night Live" Lily Tomlin/James Taylor (1976)

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Saturday Night Live: Season 2: Episode 1 -- "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night". Lily Tomlin hosts this very first episode of the second season, with Musical Guest James Taylor who performed four songs, including "Sweet Baby James" and "Shower the People."


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Original Air Date:
18 September 1976 (Season 2, Episode 1)
The host for the episode is Lily Tomlin (her second appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lily Tomlin ... Herself - Host / Ernestine / Ruth Clusen / Various

James Taylor ... Himself - Musical Guest

Frank Oz ... The Mighty Favog (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)

Jerry Nelson ... Scred (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Alice Tweedy ... Queen Peuta (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)

Richard Hunt ... King Ploobis's right hand (as Jim Henson's Muppets)

Jim Henson ... King Ploobis (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)

Dan Aykroyd ... Jimmy Carter / Various

John Belushi ... Tom Burke / Paul Rutherford / Himself

Chevy Chase ... Weekend Update Anchor / Gerald Ford / Various

Jane Curtin ... Herself / Liz Montgomery / Herself

Garrett Morris ... Himself / Earl Roland / Ralph Hopkins

Laraine Newman ... Himself / Elna Sullivan / Herself

Gilda Radner ... Emily Litella / Various
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheryl Hardwick ... Herself
Howard Johnson ... Himself
Bert Jones ... Himself
Tom Malone ... Himself
Lou Marini ... Himself

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
Karen Roston ... Maid
Alan Rubin ... Himself
The Section ... Themselves
Dahaud Elias Shaar ... Himself

Howard Shore ... Himself
Mauricio Smith ... Himself
Gary Weis ... Joe

Tom Davis ... Tommy Bell (uncredited)

Al Franken ... Phone Technician (uncredited)

Taylor Mead ... Himself (uncredited)
Marilyn Suzanne Miller ... Shopper (uncredited)
Michael O'Donoghue ... Himself (uncredited)

David Sanborn ... Himself (uncredited)

Paul Shaffer ... Himself (uncredited)

Alan Zweibel ... Basketball player / shopper / Himself (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dave Wilson 
Gary Weis (film segment director)
Writing credits
Anne Beatts  writer &
Chevy Chase  writer &
Al Franken  writer &
Tom Davis  writer &
Bruce McCall  writer &
Lorne Michaels  writer &
Marilyn Suzanne Miller  writer &
Michael O'Donoghue  head writer &
Herbert Sargent  written by (as Herb Sargent) &
Tom Schiller  writer &
Rosie Shuster  writer &
Alan Zweibel  writer

Dan Aykroyd  uncredited
John Belushi  uncredited

Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Patricia O'Keefe .... associate producer
Gary Weis .... producer: film segments
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
Franne Lee 
Costume Design by
Eugene Lee 
Franne Lee 
Makeup Department
Frances A. Kolar .... makeup artist (as Frances Kolar)
Karen Specht .... hair stylist
Production Management
Judith Murray .... unit manager
Jack Sheehan .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter 'Pete' Fatovich .... associate director (as Peter Fatovich)
Art Department
Bob Pook .... graphics
Akira Yoshimura .... associate scenic designer
Sound Department
Scott Schachter .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Hymes .... lighting technician
Robert McEwan .... lighting technician
Howard Strawbridge .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Roston .... associate costume designer
Music Department
Howard Shore .... musical director
Peter Afterman .... music clearance (uncredited)
Alison Litton .... music clearance (uncredited)
Margaret Yen .... music clearance (uncredited)
Other crew
Edie Baskin .... title sequence
Lorraine Bennett .... production staff (as Lorraine Bennett)
Authur Dahm .... video (as Arthur Dahm)
Audrey Peart Dickman .... assistant to producer
Joe Dicso .... stage manager
Jean Doumanian .... talent coordinator
Neil Levy .... production assistant
Kathy Minkowsky .... production staff
Doris Powell .... production assistant
Heino Ripp .... technical director
Jody Russell .... production assistant
Herbert Sargent .... script consultant (as Herb Sargent)
Robert Van Ry .... stage manager (as Bob van Ry)
Gary Weis .... title sequence
Jacob Huddleston .... research coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lorne Michaels  creator

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When this episode was rerun in September 2001, the portion of Weekend Update with Emily Litella talking about the five 'crustaceans' hijacking an airplane was removed due to the then-recent September 11 attack on the United States.See more »
Herself - Host:I've been reading all about your new show, The Muppet Show.
King Ploobis:They said they don't want us there, that's family entertainment.
Herself - Host:Well aren't you family entertainment?
Scred:Hell yes!
See more »
Movie Connections:
The Antler DanceSee more »


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