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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Each of the five ad spoofs that appear in this broadcast would be repeated several times throughout the first season. 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
[Opening lines of the first sketch
Repeat after me. I would like...
"I would like..."
...to feed your fingertips...
"... to feed your fingertips..."
...to the wolverines.
"... to the wolverines."
In the closing credits, nearly every name contains the nickname "Bud", (Lorne "Bud" Michaels, Gilda "Bud" Radner, etc.) a nod to the crazy closing credits of Monty Python's Flying Circus
(1969). See more
Written by Billy Preston
Performed by Billy Preston See more