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Saturday Night Live

Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV-14
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Music

The host for the episode is Candice Bergen, and the musical guest is Esther Phillips. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford gives an accident-laden introduction to the show. Candice Bergen is interrupted during her ...See moreThe host for the episode is Candice Bergen, and the musical guest is Esther Phillips. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford gives an accident-laden introduction to the show. Candice Bergen is interrupted during her monologue by one of the Bees. A commercial informs viewers of the opportunities for wealth by becoming an ambassador. A man demanding to see his CIA file is faced with a seemingly insurmountable pile of disarray. A special on intelligent animals profiles the dangerous land shark. A gay man has fond memories of dressing in his mother's clothes. Catherine Deneuve endorses Chanel perfume. Andy Kaufman's foreign man character attempts to entertain the audience, but bombs terribly. Albert Brooks presents previews of new shows for the coming TV season, including an over-dramatic medical series, a show about a frustrated man living with two women, and a Vietnam vet who becomes a veterinarian. A strange man makes a crank call to an airline and begins talking about torturing the receptionist. A reporter interviewing a third-world dictator keeps playing practical jokes on the leader. A talk show host interviews a controversial black author who is very obviously white. Two men discuss whether one should bring his girlfriend home for Thanksgiving while they play Pong. Esther Phillips performs "What a Difference a Day Makes" and "I Can Stand a Little Rain". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Updated Nov 8, 1975

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Nov 8, 1975 (United States)

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32 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Candice Bergen
Self - Host / Various Self - Host / Various   See fewer
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Little Esther Phillips
Self - Musical Guest (as Esther Phillips) Self - Musical Guest (as Esther Phillips)   See fewer
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The Muppets
Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets) Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)   See fewer
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Albert Brooks
Bob (segment 'NBC Super Season') Bob (segment 'NBC Super Season')   See fewer
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Andy Kaufman
Foreign Man Foreign Man   See fewer
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Dan Aykroyd
Husband / Bookkeeper / Brody / Dennis X Husband / Bookkeeper / Brody / Dennis X   See fewer
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John Belushi
Bee / Matt Hooper / Anthony Q / King Bee / Matt Hooper / Anthony Q / King   See fewer
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Chevy Chase
Gerald Ford / Land Shark / Weekend Update Anchor Gerald Ford / Land Shark / Weekend Update Anchor   See fewer
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Jane Curtin
Land Shark Victim / Jane Curtin Land Shark Victim / Jane Curtin   See fewer
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Garrett Morris
Garrett Morris / Jehovah's Witness Garrett Morris / Jehovah's Witness   See fewer
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Laraine Newman
Wife #1 / Land Shark Victim / Teller Wife #1 / Land Shark Victim / Teller   See fewer
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Gilda Radner
Land Shark Victim Land Shark Victim   See fewer
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Pervis Atkins
Dr. Martin Bowman (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited) Dr. Martin Bowman (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rene Auberjonois
Roberts (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited) Roberts (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fran Brill
Vazh (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) Vazh (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacqueline Carlin
Wife #2 (uncredited) Wife #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Davis
Pong Player #2 (voice) (uncredited) Pong Player #2 (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrew Duncan
Spokesperson (segment 'Ambassador Training Institute') (uncredited) Spokesperson (segment 'Ambassador Training Institute') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Franken
Pong Player #1 (voice) (uncredited) Pong Player #1 (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Freed
Son (segment "Long Distance") (uncredited) Son (segment "Long Distance") (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dabbs Greer
Man at Veterinary Clinic (uncredited) Man at Veterinary Clinic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lisa Hartman
Nurse with Gurney (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited) Nurse with Gurney (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Henson
King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Hunt
Glib (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) Glib (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Lenz
Susan (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited) Susan (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neil Levy
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Miller
Cathy (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited) Cathy (segment 'NBC Super Season') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Nelson
Scred (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) Scred (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Oz
The Mighty Favog (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) The Mighty Favog (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Pardo
Self - Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Self - Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Tweedy
Queen Peuta (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited) Queen Peuta (segment 'The Land of Gorch') (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 180 votes