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?
was approached by Lorne Michaels
in 1975 to be the permanent host of show. He turned it down and suggested to Michaels that he use a different host every week. Brooks instead offered to write and direct a series of short films that he produced from Los Angeles. See more
accidentally announces the cast as The Not For Ready Prime Time Players. See more
[talking about the phrase "jumbo shrimp"
Himself - Host
It's like "military intelligence." The two words don't go together.
In the opening credits, Don Pardo
says "The Not For Ready Primetime Players", rather than "Not Ready for Primetime Players". See more
Nothing from Nothing
Written by Billy Preston
& Bruce Fisher
Performed by Billy Preston See more