The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student dutifully acts out an identical "death". New Dad Insurance offers bereaved families a new father to take the place of their deceased one. A distraught rape victim in a courtroom describes the attacker's words in writing, which then confuses an inattentive jurist. Andy Kaufman sings along with a Mighty Mouse record. A reporter interviews the victim of a shark bite who, despite his claims to the contrary, obviously still has all his limbs. Two men, claiming to be a married couple, discuss the benefits of a new vitamin product called Jamitol. A mock ad for pain-reliever Triopenin plays up the product's child-proof caps. Albert Brooks presents a documentary titled "The Impossible Truth," in ... Written by
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Did You Know?
had wanted to have Carole King
and Stevie Wonder
as the musical guests for this show. Stevie Wonder would not appear until he was host/musical guest in 1983, and Carole King would make a cameo in 1991. See more
During the "commercial" for the Phone Answering School, when the chalkboard showing the international area codes is shown, the Cook Islands are spelled "Cooks" Islands. See more
[talking into the telephone
What are you wearing right now?
[notices the audience, hangs up telephone
Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase!
In the opening credits, Don Pardo
says "The Not For Ready Primetime Players", rather than "Not Ready for Primetime Players". See more
Referenced in Man on the Moon
Nothing from Nothing
Written by Billy Preston
& Bruce Fisher
Performed by Billy Preston See more