SNL Transcripts: Madeline Kahn: 05/08/76


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  Season 1: Episode 19

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

May 8th, 1976

Madeline Kahn

Carly Simon

The Muppets

Gary Weis

Paul Shaffer

Howard Shore

Marilyn suzanne Miller

Season 1: Order Now!free website hit counter Reagan’s HipnessSummary: Ronald Reagan (Chevy Chase) demonstrates his hipness by performing a piano piece and abusing a black musician (Garrett Morris).

Recurring Characters: Ronald Reagan.



Madeline Kahn’s Monologue

Wilderness ComedianSummary: A Las Vegas comedian (John Belushi) performs his act for animals in the wild.


Not For Ladies OnlySummary: Baba Wawa (Gilda Radner) and Marlene Dietrich (Madeline Kahn) have difficulty understanding each other during an interview.

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters.


Slumber PartySummary: Girls (Madeline Kahn, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtain) discuss sex while at a slumber party.


Namibia Fondue SetsSummary: African native (Garrett Morris) makes a plea for unwanted fondue sets.


The Muppets

“I Feel Pretty”Summary: After being created, the Bride (Madeline Kahn) Of Frankenstein’s Monster sings “I Feel Pretty.”

Weekend Update with Chevy ChaseSummary: Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) sees nothing wrong with “violins” on television. Chevy Chase repeats the top story for cows.

Recurring Characters: Emily Litella.

Super-Absorbent Dry Hose

Carly Simon performs “Half a Chance” & “You’re So Vain”Note: Because Carly Simon was too shy to perform in front of a live audience, her musical appearance was pre-taped.

Note: One of the members of Carly Simon’s band was unable to perform, so Chevy Chase grabbed a cowbell and took his place.

Final DaysSummary: Pat Nixon’s (Madeline Kahn) diary entries chronicle Richard’s (Dan Aykroyd) last days in office.

Recurring Characters: Pat Nixon, Richard Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Henry Kissinger.

Note: The photo of Abraham Lincoln calls Richard Nixon a “dip” in the sketch, though, in the original script, he was to use the word “schmuck”, which was censored because it was believed the viewing public associated the word with penis.


Gary Weis FilmSummary: In a film by Gary Weis, Ray Charles’ “New York’s My Home” accompanies footage of sports fans around the city.


Imitations By KahnSummary: Madeline Kahn and Gilda Radner perform odd imitations.

Madeline Kahn performs “Lost In The Stars”


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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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