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Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa 

The host for the episode is Candice Bergen (her third appearance), and the musical guest is Frank Zappa. The skits for this episode are as follows: For the opening, Patty Hearst enjoys a ... See full summary »

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Dave Wilson, Gary Weis
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Candice Bergen ... Herself - Host / Various
Frank Zappa ... Himself - Musical Guest
Dan Aykroyd ... Jimmy Carter / Randolph Hearst / Irwin Mainway / Various
John Belushi ... Samurai Futaba / Steve Bushakis / Various
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Catherine Campbell / Various
Garrett Morris ... Various
Laraine Newman ... Anne Hearst / Various
Gilda Radner ... Patricia Hearst / Emily Litella / Various
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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The host for the episode is Candice Bergen (her third appearance), and the musical guest is Frank Zappa. The skits for this episode are as follows: For the opening, Patty Hearst enjoys a Christmas back with her family. Instead of doing her opening monologue, Candice Bergen hides in her dressing room and has to be coaxed out by John Belushi doing a Humphrey Bogart impression. President-elect Carter admits he can't follow through on all the things he promised during the campaign. A pitchman convinces a woman to use Santi-Wrap before sitting on the lap of a disreputable Santa. Irwin Mainway defends the safety of his company's obviously unsafe toys. A re-run ad promotes saving money with your own pricing gun. A woman defends her right to be extremely stupid. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain's husband urges her to quit SNL and come home, after which Jane comments on Amy Carter, Olga Korbut's marriage and the killing of Rudolph the Reindeer, while Emily Litella doesn't think people ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa See more »

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Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Candice Bergen was a commercial spokesperson for Polaroid at the time of this episode. The company was not happy with the FX-70 Cheese Slicer sketch in which Bergen parodies her own commercials. The sketch featured a Polaroid camera that dispenses a slice of cheese instead of a picture. See more »

Quotes

Fern: You're not too bright, are you, Fern? I mean... Whatever your name is!
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Crazy Credits

The last words on screen during the end credits are 'Merry Christmas' See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Slime
Written and Performed by Frank Zappa
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