The host for the episode is Candice Bergen (her third appearance), and the musical guest is Frank Zappa. The skits for this episode are as follows: For the opening, Patty Hearst enjoys a Christmas back with her family. Instead of doing her opening monologue, Candice Bergen hides in her dressing room and has to be coaxed out by John Belushi doing a Humphrey Bogart impression. President-elect Carter admits he can't follow through on all the things he promised during the campaign. A pitchman convinces a woman to use Santi-Wrap before sitting on the lap of a disreputable Santa. Irwin Mainway defends the safety of his company's obviously unsafe toys. A re-run ad promotes saving money with your own pricing gun. A woman defends her right to be extremely stupid. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain's husband urges her to quit SNL and come home, after which Jane comments on Amy Carter, Olga Korbut's marriage and the killing of Rudolph the Reindeer, while Emily Litella doesn't think people ... Written by
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Candice Bergen was a commercial spokesperson for Polaroid at the time of this episode. The company was not happy with the FX-70 Cheese Slicer sketch in which Bergen parodies her own commercials. The sketch featured a Polaroid camera that dispenses a slice of cheese instead of a picture. See more
You're not too bright, are you, Fern? I mean... Whatever your name is!
The last words on screen during the end credits are 'Merry Christmas' See more
Edited into Saturday Night Live 25
Written and Performed by Frank Zappa
with John Belushi See more