October 8, 1977
Season 3 episode
Episode 48
Season Episode 2
Host Madeline Kahn
Musical Guest(s) Taj Mahal
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Queen Bee"
Previous Episode September 24, 1977
Next Episode October 15, 1977

The 48th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by Madeline Kahn with musical guest Taj Mahal.


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 Cold Open   Sketch   Pre-recorded   Weekend Update   Music Performance   Other 

Title Image Summary
The Trial Of Lee Harry Oswald The-trial-of-lee-harry-oswald-10-8-77 ABC's "the names have been changed to protect the innocent" version of the JFK assassination features Lee Harry Oswald (Bill Murray) being hit in the face with a pie.
Madeline Kahn's Monologue Madeline-kahns-monologue-10-8-77 Madeline Kahn announces that the show will go on, despite the rainy weather, then comments on the uncertain nature of live television and life itself.
Swill Swill-10-8-77 A traveling salesman (Bill Murray) savors the flavor of the mineral weater dredged from Lake Erie.
Bad Opera Bad-opera-10-8-77 An opera singer's (Madeline Kahn) performance in "Die Goldenklang" is ruined by a case of larynx lock while performing the Golden Note.
Anyone Can Host Contest Anyone-can-host-contest-10-8-77 Lorne Michaels announces the "Anyone Can Host" contest for home viewers.
Bianca Jagger and Three or Four of Her Close Personal Friends Bianca-jagger-and-three-or-four-of-her-close-personal-friends-10-8-77 A glimpse at the intimate yet mundane dinner conversations between Bianca Jagger (Madeline Kahn) and her close personal friends Truman Capote (John Belushi), Princess Grace (Jane Curtin), and Margaret Trudeau (Laraine Newman).
Taj Mahal Performs "Queen Bee" Taj-mahal-performs-queen-bee-10-8-77
"The Acid Generation: Where Are They Now?" The-acid-generation-where-are-they-now-10-8-77 One decade later, the hippies from the 1960's are elderly, retired, and nostalgic for the old days.
Weekend Update With Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd Weekend-update-10-8-77 NBC's Dancing N hands a news bulletin to Dan Aykroyd. Dan Aykroyd dons a fake Russian accent to narrate supposed file footage of the 1957 Sputnik launch. Entertainment reporter Bill Murray reviews the new Donny & Marie show and expresses his concern for Marie's sexy new image.
Silver Balls & Golden Pins Silver-balls-and-golden-pins-10-8-77 As a preacher (Bill Murray) delivers his sermon, the female statuette (Madeline Kahn) atop a bowling trophy sings "Silver Balls & Golden Pins".
Reverse Discrimination Reverse-discrimination-10-8-77 Vengeful Craig Baker (John Belushi) sues for reverse discrimination when a blind black man (Garrett Morris) is accepted to law school instead of him.
"Autumn In New York" Autumn-in-new-york-10-8-77 In a film by Gary Weis, Madeline Kahn sings "Autumn in New York" while prancing through the city.
The Pink Box The-pink-box-10-8-77 Sally's (Gilda Radner) new feminine hygeine product is personal and mysterious that neither she or Vickie (Laraine Newman) can figure out what it is or what it's supposed to do.
Hercules Movie Dub Hercules-movie-dub-10-8-77 Voice actor (Dan Aykroyd) handles all the voices while dubbing a Hercules film for English audiences.
Dame Edna Everage Dame-edna-everage-10-8-77 Madeline Kahn interviews British stage actress Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) on a variety of odd topics.
Pocket Pal Pocket-pal-10-8-77 Traveling businessman (Dan Aykroyd) carries the electronic device that can predict mid-air collisions within ten seconds of impact.
Women's Secrets Womens-secrets-10-8-77 A drunken Judith (Madeline Kahn) and Gail (Gilda Radner) divulge randy secrets while waiting a man to call Gail the day after their date.
Goodnights Goodnights-10-8-77
Preceded by:
September 24, 1977
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 15, 1977