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The host for the episode is Richard Pryor, and the musical guest is Gil Scott-Heron. The skits for this episode are as follows: Garrett Morris tricks Chevy Chase into taking a bad fall ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Pryor ... Himself - Host / Junior Griffin / Mr. Wilson / Black Scottie / Father Karras / Various
Gil Scott-Heron ... Himself - Musical Guest
Shelley R. Bonus Shelley R. Bonus ... Herself - Guest Performance (as Shelley Pryor)
The Muppets ... Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Albert Brooks ... Himself (segment "Sick in Bed")
Dan Aykroyd ... Old Dad / White Father / Various
John Belushi ... Samurai Futaba / White Scottie / Various
Chevy Chase ... New Dad / Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Jane Curtin ... White Mother / Various
Garrett Morris ... News for the Hard of Hearing / Various
Laraine Newman ... Regan
Gilda Radner ... White Polly / Emily Litella / Various
Annazette Chase ... Black Polly (segment "Black & White")
Thalmus Rasulala ... Father Merrin (segment "Exorcist")


The host for the episode is Richard Pryor, and the musical guest is Gil Scott-Heron. The skits for this episode are as follows: Garrett Morris tricks Chevy Chase into taking a bad fall during a skit. Richard Pryor does an opening monologue about why he doesn't drink or take LSD. A man checks into a hotel managed by a samurai who speaks no English. A black author talks about his latest book in which he disguises himself as white. A woman tries to identify her attacker from a series of stacked line-ups. An interview for a job using word association turns racially tense. Two men discuss a hockey game while playing Pong. A father complaining that blacks are taking over is oblivious to the fact that his entire family has turned black. A major accidentally uses a piece of new equipment that was intended for emergencies. In a sequel to The Exorcist, Regan manages to push both priests over the edge. Albert Brooks tries to make another film while sick in bed. Richard Pryor witnesses a ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

13 December 1975 (USA) See more »

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NBC Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode introduces the recurring catchphrase "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" during Weekend Update. See more »


Richard Pryor: If you didn't watch the show, we hope you made love. Goodnight, everybody!
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Alternate Versions

Some slight changes were made for early home video releases, including the replacement of the opening theme with a prerecorded version and new title cards that omit any mention of the show being "NBC's Saturday Night", but instead calling it just "Saturday Night". In addition, a graphic reading "December 13, 1975" appears on "Weekend Update", along with a newly recorded voiceover by Don Pardo that indicates that "Weekend Update" comes from "Saturday Night News Headquarters". See more »


Edited into 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) See more »


Written by Gil Scott-Heron
Performed by Gil Scott-Heron
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