July 24, 1976
Season 1 episode
SNL Louise Lasser
Episode 23
Season Episode 23
Host Louise Lasser
Musical Guest(s) Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Panama"
Previous Episode May 29, 1976
Next Episode July 31, 1976

The 23rd episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Louise Lasser with musical guest Preservation Hall Jazz Band.



 Cold Open   Sketch   Pretaped/Digital Short   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Back From Vacation Back-from-vacation-7-24-76 Back from summer vacation, John Belushi and Chevy Chase attempt to patch their differences with a friendly handshake.
Lousie Lasser's Monologue Louise-lassers-monologue-7-24-76 Louise Lasser falls apart after the cue card with her personal story is switched, and sulks to her dressing room. Members of the cast try to coax her out, including the Land Shark (Chevy Chase), who is able to fool her into doing so.
General Idi "V.D." Amin General-idi-vd-amin-7-24-76 General Idi Amin (Garrett Morris) comments on his bout with syphilis.
Fooling Death Fooling-death-7-24-76 Lovers Sven (Chevy Chase) and Inger (Louise Lasser) send Death (Tom Schiller) out for pizza.
Human Hair Potholders Human-hair-potholders-7-24-76 Sandra Goode (Jane Curtin) and Squeaky Fromme (Laraine Newman) advertise their product from the tranquility of their prison cell.
Woman & Dog Woman-and-dog-7-24-76 Louise Lasser performs a scene with her dog.
Cathode Ray Tube Cathode-ray-tube-7-24-76 Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, and Jane Curtin sing their ode to the cathode ray tube.
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-7-24-76 John Belushi interviews Olga Korbut (Gilda Radner) following her defeat by newcomer Nadia Comanici. Fake footage uses toys to recreate the Viking I spacecraft landing on top of its Mars welcome committee.
Teen Talk Teen-talk-7-24-76 Teenagers Jane (Jane Curtin) and Gilda (Gilda Radner) talk about boys.
The Diner The-diner-7-24-76 In a film of her own design, Louise Lasser rambles incoherently in a diner.
John Belushi's Wardrobe John-belushis-wardrobe-7-24-76 To make ends meet, John Belushi offers wardrobe he's worn on "Saturday Night Live" for sale.
Carter's Campaign Carters-campaign-7-24-76 From his basement, Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) tells viewers about his campaign for the presidency.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs "Panama" Preservation-hall-jazz-band-performs-panama-7-24-76  
Mary, Mary Mary-mary-7-24-76 Louise Lasser rambles on about the past year of her life.
Goodnights Goodnights-7-24-76
Preceded by:
May 29, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
July 31, 1976

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