July 31, 1976
Season 1 episode
Episode 24
Season Episode 24
Host Kris Kristofferson
Musical Guest(s) Rita Coolidge
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Hula Hoop"
Previous Episode July 24, 1976
Next Episode September 18, 1976

The 24th episode was the first season finale of Saturday Night Live that was hosted by Kris Kristofferson with musical guest Rita Coolidge.



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

Title Image Summary
Help Me Make It Through The Night Help-me-make-it-through-the-night-7-31-76 Kris Kristofferson sings "Help Me Make It Through the Night, while Chevy Chase makes it through the night with his wife, Rita Coolidge.
Kris Kristofferson's Monologue Kris-kristoffersons-monologue-7-31-76  
I Was Not A Sucker For Saturday Night I-was-not-a-sucker-for-saturday-night-7-31-76 Sherry (Laraine Newman) has written a tell-all book about her experiences serving as intern to SNL's writing staff.
Samurai General Practitioner Samurai-general-practitioner-7-31-76 Futaba (John Belushi) administers a physical to Kris Kristofferson.
Rita Coolidge Performs "Hula Hoop" Rita-coolidge-performs-hula-hoop-7-31-76  
The Great White Athlete The-great-white-athlete-7-31-76 Jesse Owens (Garrett Morris) is selling medals that formerly belonged to white athletes.
Mississippi Delegate Mississippi-delegate-7-31-76 Mississippi delegate Frank Wade (Kris Kristofferson) asks President Gerald R. Ford (Chevy Chase) to side with him on a bill.
Police State Police-state-7-31-76 A pair of police officers (Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd) go after criminals with a no-holds-barred style.
Weekend Update With Chevy Chase Weekend-update-7-31-76 Laraine Newman accidentally reports live from Nassau instead of from NASA.
Talk Country Talk-country-7-31-76 Kris Kristofferson plugs the book that taught him how to talk like a good ol' boy.
Bobbi McGee Bobbi-mcgee-7-31-76 Kris Kristofferson sings a few bars of Me and Bobby McGee", then brings out the young woman (Gilda Radner) who inspired the tune and learns that she has since married a man named Larry Farber (John Belushi).
Gynecologist Blind Date Gynecologist-blind-date-7-31-76 Judy (Jane Curtin) is uncomfortable when she finds out her friend has set her up on a blind date with her own gynecologist (Kris Kristofferson).
Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge perform "Eddie the Eunuch" Kris-Kristofferson-and-Rita-Coolidge-perform-Eddie-the-Eunuch-7-31-76  
Praising Carter Praising-carter-7-31-76 Andrew Young (Garrett Morris) speaks highly of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd), in the hopes of being asked to join his administration.
Waiting For Pardo Waiting-for-pardo-7-31-76 Bob (Chevy Chase) and Bill (Kris Kristofferson) await the arrival of the mythic Don Pardo.
Kris Kristofferson Performs "I've Got A Life Of My Own Kris-kristofferson-performs-ive-got-a-life-of-my-own-7-31-76  
Goodnights Goodnights-7-31-76
Preceded by:
July 24, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
September 18, 1976

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