SNL Transcripts: Dick Cavett: 11/13/76


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 7

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

November 13th, 1976

Dick Cavett

Ry Cooder


Joe Dicso

Chevy Chase

Tom Schiller

Alan Zweibel

Neil Levy

Michael O’Donoghue

Tom Davis

Al Franken
Chroma-TrakSummary: Chroma-Trak girl Gilda Radner’s colors aren’t what they appear to be when viewed on Garrett Morris’ television.



Dick Cavett’s MonologueSummary: Dick Cavett fills in for Elliott Gould, then reads and answers questions submitted by the audience.


Puppy Uppers/Doggie DownersSummary: The right mix of uppers and downers to keep your dog peppy and under control.


Blonde AmbitionSummary: In his memoirs, John Dean (Dick Cavett) recalls how then-President Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) tried to pin Watergate on him.

Recurring Characters: Richard Nixon, John Dean, Maureen Dean, Henry Kissinger.


Ry Cooder performs “Tattler”

Weekend Update with Jane CurtinSummary: Laraine Newman reports on the recent cremation of Smokey the Bear.


The MarinesSummary: A gay Marine (Garrett Morris) tries to pick up a few good men.


CrossroadsSummary: A communications breakdown persists.

Mobile ShrinkSummary: In a preview for new Fall programming, Chevy Chase plays a psychiatrist who makes housecalls wherever a patient is currently located.


How Things WorkSummary: Mr. Merle Tadburney (Dick Cavett) explains to Jane Curtin how pressure groups work, and how they enabled him to become a guest on tonight’s show.


The Paramount Novelty StoreSummary: Gary Weis’ short film chronicles a novelty store owner who has to explain the joke of each item in her inventory.

Note: Repeat from 1/24/76.

The Bee HeritageSummary: How a pair of bees (John Belsuhi, Laraine Newman) overcame past discrimination.

Recurring Characters: Bees.

Ry Cooder performs “He’ll Have To Go”

Mr. Mike’s Least-Loved Bedtime TalesSummary: Mr. Mike (Michael O’Donoghue) tells the story of “The Blind Chicken.”

Recurring Characters: Mr. Mike.


Funny Word SurveySummary: Scientists Al Franken and Tom Davis find out which random words from the dictionary are the funniest.



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Author: Don Roy King

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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