November 13, 1976
Season 2 episode
Episode 31
Season Episode 7
Host Dick Cavett
Musical Guest(s) Ry Cooder
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Tattler"
"He'll Have To Go"
Previous Episode October 30, 1976
Next Episode November 20, 1976

The 31st episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Dick Cavett with musical guest Ry Cooder. Though not credited, Chevy Chase made a cameo.


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 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
Chroma-Trak Chroma-talk-11-13-76 Chroma-Trak girl Gilda Radner's colors aren't what they appear to be when viewed on Garrett Morris' television.
Dick Cavett's Monologue Dick-cavetts-monologue-11-13-76 Dick Cavett fills in for Elliott Gould, then reads and answers questions submitted by the audience.
Puppy Uppers/Doggie Downers Puppy-uppers-doggie-downers-11-13-76 The right mix of uppers and downers to keep your dog peppy and under control.
Blonde Ambition Blonde-ambition-11-13-76 In his memoirs, John Dean (Dick Cavett) recalls how then-President Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) tried to pin Watergate on him.
Ry Cooder Performs "Tattler" Ry-cooder-performs-tattler-11-13-76
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin Weekend-update-11-13-76 Laraine Newman reports on the recent cremation of Smokey the Bear.
The Marines The-marines-11-13-76 A gay Marine (Garrett Morris) tries to pick up a few good men.
Crossroads Crossroads-11-13-76 A communications breakdown persists.
Mobile Shrink Mobile-shrink-11-13-76 In a preview for new Fall programming, Chevy Chase plays a psychiatrist who makes housecalls wherever a patient is currently located.
How Things Work How-things-work-11-13-76 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 Store The-paramount-novelty-story-1-24-76 Gary Weis' short film chronicles a novelty store owner who has to explain the joke of each item in her inventory.
The Bee Heritage The-bee-heritage-11-13-76 How a pair of bees (John Belsuhi, Laraine Newman) overcame past discrimination.
Ry Cooder Performs "He'll Have To Go" Ry-cooder-performs-hell-have-to-go-11-13-76
Mr. Mikes Least-Loved Bedtime Tales Mr-mikes-least-loved-bedtime-tales-10-30-76 Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donoghue) tells the story of "The Blind Chicken."
Funny Word Survey Funny-word-survey-11-13-76 Scientists Al Franken and Tom Davis find out which random words from the dictionary are the funniest.
Goodnights Goodnights-11-13-76
Preceded by:
October 30, 1976
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
November 20, 1976