Saturday Night Live: Season 11, Episode 5

Tom Hanks/Sade (14 Dec. 1985)

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The host is Tom Hanks and the musical guest is Sade. The sketches are: on "Entertainment Tonight", Brooke Shields claims that her film career stalled after turning down "Scarface" and "Once... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Brooke Shields / Various
George Michael / Various (as Robert Downey)
Terry Sweeney ...
Danitra Vance ...
Lola Falana
Himself - Host / Various
Herself - Musical Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Announcer (voice)
Lenny Pickett ...
Himself - Saxophonist
G.E. Smith ...
Himself - Guitarist


The host is Tom Hanks and the musical guest is Sade. The sketches are: on "Entertainment Tonight", Brooke Shields claims that her film career stalled after turning down "Scarface" and "Once Upon a Time in America"; Paul meets two stand-up comedians; Pat Stevens interviews Louis Farrakhan; Steve has a fantasy; Tommy Flanagan meets his brother Earl; Tomaso and Mateo are fishermen. Sade performs "Is It a Crime?" and "The Sweetest Taboo". Steven Wright performs a stand-up. Written by Martin Villafuerte, Lima, Peru

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The Entertainment Tonight (1981) cold opening briefly references "Spying Isn't Cool", a fake public service campaign involving Brooke Shields that was mentioned as joke during Weekend Update in the previous episode. Joan Cusack impersonated Shields, mocking her mother-begged rejection to the roles offered to Brooke in Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (Deborah Gelly, played by Elizabeth McGovern) and Scarface (1983) (Elvira Hancock, played by Michelle Pfeiffer). The real Brooke Shields, however, also turned down the role of Cherry Valance in The Outsiders (1983) (played by Diane Lane), the Melanie Griffith role in Body Double (1984) and the Molly Ringwald role in The Breakfast Club (1985), as she put on hiatus her movie career in order to study French Literature at Princeton University. See more »


References Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

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