The host for the episode is Dick Cavett (his second appearance), and the musical guest is Ry Cooder. The skits for this episode are as follows: The Chroma-Trak girl gets her colors mixed up during broadcast. Dick Cavett fields questions from the audience during his opening monologue. John Dean looks back on Nixon trying to frame him for Watergate. During the Weekend Update, Laraine Newman reports on the death and cremation of Smokey the Bear. A marine walks down the street, looking to pick up a few good men. A psychiatrist makes house calls. The Bees talk about how they were able to overcome discrimination. Mr. Mike tells a bedtime story about a blind chicken. A pair of scientists look into the question of why some words are funnier than others. Ry Cooder performs "Tattler" and "He'll Have To Go".