Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Episode 10

Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil (17 Jan. 1976)

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The host for the episode is Buck Henry, and the musical guests are Bill Withers, Toni Basil and The Blues Brothers. The skits for this episode are as follows: A suicide hot-line operator ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
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Himself - Host / Mr. Dantley / Ron Nessen / Mr. Thompson / Various
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Himself - Musical Guest
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Herself - Musical Guest
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Scred (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Alice Tweedy ...
Queen Peuta (voice) (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Rollin Krewson ...
Puppeteering assistant (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
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Various
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Various
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Various
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Various
Michael O'Donoghue ...
Himself
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Tom Malone ...
Himself (as Tom 'Bones' Malone)
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The host for the episode is Buck Henry, and the musical guests are Bill Withers, Toni Basil and The Blues Brothers. The skits for this episode are as follows: A suicide hot-line operator tries and fails to prevent a caller from killing himself. Buck Henry gives a self-effacing speech during the opening monologue, while notices superimposed on the screen tell the real story. A man orders a sandwich at a restaurant run by a samurai. President Ford learns of a new campaign strategy to make him look more intelligent. A speed-reading course is presented that helps people read faster, but not better. A sequel to Citizen Kane is presented in which a reporter investigates Kane's other last words. A mechanic tells his daughter nothing but automotive bedtime stories. Gary Weis presents a film with Buck Henry looking for the funniest person on the streets of New York. Michael O'Donoghue does an imitation of Michael Douglas with needles in his eyes. A spokesman for the American Constipation ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Writer Alan Zweibel plays a corpse in two different sketches in this episode See more »

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Edited into Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (2005) See more »

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Wham Re-Bop Boom Bam
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Written by Jimmie Lunceford
Performed by Toni Basil
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