Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 10

Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa (11 Dec. 1976)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Herself - Host / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Weekend Update Anchor / Catherine Campbell / Various
Anne Hearst / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Bozzio ...
Himself - Drums
Ronnie Cuber ...
Himself - Baritone Saxophone
Don Grolnick ...
Himself - Keyboards
Eddie Jobson ...
Himself - Keyboards, Violin
Tom Malone ...
Himself - Trombone
Lou Marini ...
Himself - Tenor Saxophone
Patrick O'Hearn ...
Himself - Bass Guitar


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 Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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This episode features a well-known blooper. In a sketch, Candice Bergen and Gilda Radner play extremely stupid people. Bergen plays a character named "Fern" and Radner plays "Lisa". But she accidentally says to Gilda Radner "You're not too bright, are you, Fern?". Both actresses break character and laugh but Radner quickly improvises "You know, we all can't be be brainy like Fern here." causing Bergen to laugh hysterically through the rest of the sketch. This sketch helped this episode to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series. See more »


Fern: You're not too bright, are you, Fern? I mean... Whatever your name is!
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Crazy Credits

The last words on screen during the end credits are 'Merry Christmas' See more »


Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »


I'm the Slime
Written and Performed by Frank Zappa
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