Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 11

Ralph Nader/George Benson (15 Jan. 1977)

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The host for the episode is Ralph Nader, and the musical guest is George Benson. The skits for this episode are as follows: Ralph Nader announces that he's going to relax and have fun for ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Mr. Rigg
George Benson ...
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself (voice)
Sherry / Connie Conehead / Various
Baba Wawa / Emily Litella / Rhonda Weiss / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronnie Getsetter / Various
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Ralph Nader, and the musical guest is George Benson. The skits for this episode are as follows: Ralph Nader announces that he's going to relax and have fun for this week's show, but soon begins lecturing everyone on safety hazards throughout the studio. During Ralph's opening monologue, he rails against NBC's parent corporation, RCA, only to be cut off by a technical glitch. A grandfather waiting for his grandson to call starts ranting about the boy's thoughtlessness. A convict goes through a dress rehearsal for a televised execution. Baba Wawa pitches her new show featuring her talking to herself. Ralph has a dream in which President Carter explains his plan to revive the Confederacy. During the Weekend Update, John Belushi calls in to complain that nobody's visited him in the hospital and gets upset that everyone is so happy that Bill Murray has joined the cast, Jane Curtain reports on the change in administrations and the sentencing of Claudine Longet, ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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15 January 1977 (USA)  »

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John Belushi suddenly had to go to the hospital during rehearsals. He was supposed to play Dean Slydell in the execution sketch. Tom Schiller took his place. See more »


Ralph Nader: Tonight, for 90 minutes, I'm Ralph Nader - Mr. Good Time!
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Crazy Credits

On his first show, Bill Murray is not credited during the opening montage, but rather during Don Pardo's end credit voice over. See more »


References Gigi (1958) See more »


This Masquerade
Written by Leon Russell
Performed by George Benson
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