Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 2

Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs (25 Sep. 1976)

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The host for the episode is Norman Lear, and the musical guest is Boz Scaggs. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase, in the hospital after injuring himself in the previous ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Charles W. Robinson / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Various / Ian Smith / Jimmy Carter / Joseph Franklin
Various / Henry Kissinger
Himself (voice)
Various / Joshua Nkomo
Herself / Wife / Mrs. Kaufman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Norman Lear, and the musical guest is Boz Scaggs. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase, in the hospital after injuring himself in the previous episode, coaches Gilda Radner through the opening via telephone. Norman Lear gets to hear what the actors in his shows really think of him. Jimmy Carter discusses lust in his heart and looks forward to more lusting as president. Norman Lear reviews the pilot of a new show about a family of snake handlers in Pittsburgh. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain discusses the Ford-Carter debate, Patty Hearst's sentencing, Elton John's sexuality and the sex lives of nuns, while Laraine Newman reports from Times Square for the upcoming Jewish New Year. The women of SNL sing a get-well song for Chevy, wishing he would fall for them. A spokesman from the U.S. Council of Standards and Measures talks about the advantages of switching over to metric time. A divorce lawyer gets rough with his client while ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Eric Idle appears with Gilda Radner during the live promo for next week's episode. In it, Idle remains silent and tears up a newspaper as Radner talks. This scene was usually cut from the reruns. See more »


Mr. Joseph Franklin of the U.S. Council of Standards and Measures: The Metric Leisure Week will be composed of three days. Yes, only three days. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will become one day known as Mwensday or in decabet: Mwen. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will become Saturthurs, or in decabet: Turth. And Sunday, our traditional day of rest, will remain Sunday. Three days: Mwen, Thurth and Sunday.
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References Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) See more »


Performed by Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner (as Chevy's Girls)
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