In this classic infamous episode, the guest host - comedian Charles Grodin, apologizes in his opening monologue in a semi-serious fashion to the audience for not having time to prepare for the show because he went shopping. Chaos ensues.

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Herself / Sharlene Van Arsdale / Customer / wife / Judy Miller / Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Charles Grodin, and the musical guest is Paul Simon (his third appearance, but first as the musical guest). The skits for this episode are as follows: The opening starts with Charles Grodin missing his rehearsal. The Coneheads celebrate Halloween giving out beer and fried eggs to children. Irwin Mainway of Mainway Toys comes in to defend his products against accusations that they're unsafe. The Samurai dry cleaner deals with his customers. The Bees go out for some trick-or-treating. Judy Miller, instructed by her mother to stay in her room, puts on a show for everyone. Paul Simon performs "Slip Sliding Away", "The Sound of Silence" (with Charles Grodin as Art Garfunkel), and "You're Kind". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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29 October 1977 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although it was joked about in the cold opening, Charles Grodin actually did miss rehearsal. Grodin ended up clumsily ad-libbing throughout the show. He was never asked to host again. See more »

Goofs

When reading the address at the end of the Professional School of Football commercial, Garrett Morris reads the zip code as 10044. The address on the screen shows 14004. See more »

Quotes

Beldar Conehead: On our home planet, Remulak, at this moment, all cones are celebrating the Harvest Under the Moons of Mipzor. Now, that's a party! All the gellato spirots will be harvested and smoked.
Connie Conehead: So what? Big deal!
Prymaat Conehead: The Harvest of Mipzor, long ago, was when I first saw Beldar's cone. How young and strong he looked as he pursued and captured the greased garthok, which was roasted for all to consume.
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Connections

Edited into Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridge over Troubled Water
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Charles Grodin
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