October 29, 1977
Season 3 episode
Episode 50
Season Episode 4
Host Charles Grodin
Musical Guest(s) Paul Simon
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Slip Slidin' Away"
"You're Kind" w/The Persuasions
Previous Episode October 15, 1977
Next Episode November 12, 1977

The 50th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Charles Grodin with musical guest Paul Simon, who performed "Slip Slidin' Away" and "You're Kind" with The Persuasions as a backing band. Simon also appeared in a sketch singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with Grodin. Simon hastly exited the stage and Art Garfunkel took his place.


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

Title Image Summary
Unprepared Charles Unprepared-charles-10-29-77 The cast are upset when Charles Grodin misses dress rehearsal so he can buy gifts for everyone.
Charles Grodin's Monologue Charles-grodins-monologue-10-29-77 Charles Grodin confesses that he didn't realize there would be an audience, and he wishes he had put more time aside to rehearse.
Weekend Update Promo Weekend-update-promo-10-29-77 While the rest of the world sleeps, a groggy-eyed Dan Aykroyd stays awake to prepare the next night's news.
Return Of The Coneheads Return-of-the-coneheads-10-29-77 Back on Earth in time for Halloween, The Conehead Family dispense fried egg embryos and beer to trick-or-treaters.
Charles' Movie Charles-movie-10-19-77 Back on Earth in time for Halloween, The Conehead Family dispense fried egg embryos and beer to trick-or-treaters.
Paul Simon Performs "Slip Sliding Away" Paul-simon-performs-slip-sliding-away-10-29-77
Consumer Probe Consumer-probe-10-29-77 Irwin Mainway's (Dan Aykroyd) unsafe Halloween costumes include the Invisible Pedestrian and Johnny Combat.
The "Anyone Can Host" Contest The-anyone-can-host-contest-10-29-77 Bill Murray updates viewers on the contest's progress as Michael O'Donoghue rejects entries for various minor infractions.
Samurai Dry Cleaners Samurai-dry-cleaners-10-29-77 Impressed by the premise, Charles Grodin ruins John Belushi's performance as Samurai Futaba by commenting on it throughout the sketch.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd Weekend-update-10-29-77 Entertainment reporter Bill Murray criticizes one-man shows for not being a real theatrical experience. Dr. Willard Jackson (Garrett Morris) shows Dan Aykroyd the bones of famous dead people.
Simon & Garfunkel Simon-and-garfunkel-10-29-77 Paul Simon is vexed by Charles Grodin's need to do a duet with him while donning an Art Garfunkel wig, which Art Garfunkel himself relinquishes.
The Killer Bees The-killer-bees-10-29-77 Thrown by the costumes, Charles Grodin ruins John Belushi's performance as the leader of the Killer Bees and is promptly told off.
The Judy Miller Show The-judy-miller-show-10-29-77 Judy Miller (Gilda Radner), an excitable little girl, hosts a talk show for herself in her bedroom.
The Professional School Of Football The-professional-school-of-football-10-29-77 Spokesman (Garrett Morris) quizzes viewers on their potential to become professional football players.
Paul Simon Performs "You're Kind" Paul-simon-performs-yourekind-10-29-77
Hire The Incompetent Hire-the-incompetent Dress rehearsal absentee Charles Grodin speaks out for the rights of other incompetent people.
Goodnights Goodnights-10-29-77
Preceded by:
October 15, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
November 12, 1977

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