Saturday Night Live: Season 4, Episode 5

Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead (11 Nov. 1978)

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The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his seventh appearance), and the musical guest is The Grateful Dead. The skits for this episode are as follows: Candidate Hunkler discusses his ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Mr. Dantley / Uncle Roy / Dr. Ike Bodanza / Various
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Lane Brether / Arthur / Jimmy Joe Redsky / Various
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Weekend Update Anchor / Betty / Joan Face / Various
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Bill Temple / Various
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Weekend Update Anchor / Dennis V. Hunkler / Nick Sands / Various
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Terri / Various
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The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his seventh appearance), and the musical guest is The Grateful Dead. The skits for this episode are as follows: Candidate Hunkler discusses his campaign strategy, particularly which pitfalls he needs to avoid. Buck Henry's opening monologue is replaced with previews for Star Wars. A spokesman for the Rovco Ranch invites customers to raise their own fur animals. The samurai optometrist fits a customer for a new pair of glasses. A couple leaves their two young girls with Uncle Roy, a pedophile who has the girls play various games for his amusement. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on the next census, Elton John's health and Seattle Slew's racing injury, Bill Murray interviews a choking Elizabeth Taylor, and Dan Aykroyd debates the necessity of keeping the Shah in power. Nick the lounge singer performs for tourists at a bar in Vegas. Joan Face interviews Dr. Ike Badenza about the new Australian flu that's heading our way. Chico ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Weekend Update Anchor: And the Ford Foundation announced that it has awarded a $1.5 million grant to perfect a contraceptive that would be implanted in a woman's hand. Although years away from perfection, it is reported to be twice as effective as the diaphragm. A Ford spokesman said that eventually this technique will support the old adage that One in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush.
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Casey Jones
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Music by Jerry Garcia and lyrics by Robert Hunter
Performed by The Grateful Dead
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