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Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil 

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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Himself - Host / Mr. Dantley / Ron Nessen / Henry Zuckerman / Mr. Thompson / Various
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Himself - Musical Guest
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Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
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Samurai Futaba / Mr. Bernstein / Jake Blues / Various
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Gerald Ford / Weekend Update Anchor / Jed Leland / Various
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Various
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The Delivery Boy / Various
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Evelyn Woodski / The Nurse / Various
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Linda Louise / Various
Michael O'Donoghue ...
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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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17 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the Weekend Update sketch, Buck Henry's character's is "Henry Zuckerman". Henry Zuckerman is Buck Henry's birth name. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Best of John Belushi (1985) See more »

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Ain't No Sunshine
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
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