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Steve Martin/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 20 May 1989
Steve Martin hosts this episode for the 11th time, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker are the musical guests. In the cold opening, President George H.W. Bush(Dana Carvey) outlines his ... See full summary »

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Steve Martin hosts this episode for the 11th time, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker are the musical guests. In the cold opening, President George H.W. Bush(Dana Carvey) outlines his accomplishments and failings in office. Steve Martin's monologue is out of the ordinary; A tearful mourning of the passing of former cast-member Gilda Radner, including a replay of a sketch from an episode that aired on April 22, 1978. The ninth installment of "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz." Jan Hooks imitates Tammy Wynette. Martin and Victoria Jackson appear in the first episode of "Toonces: The Cat Who Could Drive a Car." Martin reads some poetry about a non-descript woman. Pope John Paul II can be heard on Weekend Update. Lorne Michaels announces a new version of "The Coneheads." Jon Lovitz boasts of the benefits of getting to know him. On Sprockets, Dieter introduced Heike Mueller(Nora Dunn), art critic and his current lover. Both review such artists as Chuckles the Clown, and the poetry of Jimmy ... Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Gilda Radner died on the day of the broadcast. Steve Martin's tribute to Radner replaced his scheduled monologue. The bit he does later in the show about his good and bad sides was originally supposed to be his monologue. See more »

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Edited into Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998) See more »

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Free Fallin'
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Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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