Saturday Night Live: Season 2, Episode 4

Karen Black/John Prine (16 Oct. 1976)

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The host for the episode is Karen Black, and the musical guest is John Prine. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase returns after his injury and is pushed out of his ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Herself - Host / Catherine the Great / Various
Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Carter / Various
Baba Wawa / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)
Walter Williams ...
Mr. Bill / Mr. Hands / Spot (voice)


The host for the episode is Karen Black, and the musical guest is John Prine. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase returns after his injury and is pushed out of his wheelchair by John Belushi. Karen Black talks about her son and great mothers in history during her opening monologue. Baba Wawa interviews Indira Gandhi. Ford and Carter have another unusual debate. A re-run ad pitches amazing new triple-bladed razors. Amish crime fighters help out victims when catching crooks quickly isn't a priority. A wife feeds her husband Green Cross cupcakes since they're guaranteed not to cause cancer. Catherine the Great takes her horse as her new lover. A high school loser meets up with a former cheerleader at the lunch counter at Woolworth's and completely fails to make a good impression. Mr. Bill goes to a party where he suffers a variety of physical abuse. John Belushi sings "One for the Road" while a caption lists the number of crimes he's committed. John Prine performs "... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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NBC News had expanded its coverage of the 1976 Presidential election and took command of Studio 8H in the process. As a result, this and the next two episodes were taped at NBC's Studio One in Brooklyn. See more »


Catherine the Great: Oh well, I guess I am queen, and a queen is a queen. But I am also a woman... and a woman is a woman.
Snowball the Horse: And a horse is a horse.
Catherine the Great: Of course, of course.
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