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Malcolm McDowell/Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band 

The host for the episode is Malcolm McDowell, and the musical guest is Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band. The skits for this episode are as follows: mother nags at her son to sit up ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
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Himself - Host / Alex DeLarge / John Lennon / Dame Lydia Snoot / Various
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Amy Carter / Yoko Ono / Thelma Thunder / Dr. Woofta / Carolyn Parker / Various
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Joseph Richman / Dr. Murray Abromowitz / Various
Gail Matthius ...
Moondoggy / Nancy Reagan / Various
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Himself / Jim Fowler / Carl XVI Gustaf / Various
Ann Risley ...
Bingo / Various
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Weekend Update Anchor / Marlin Perkins / Ronald Reagan / Prince Charles / Various
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band ...
Themselves - Musical Guest
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Himself - Announcer (voice)
Don Van Vliet ...
Himself (as Captain Beefheart)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Malcolm McDowell, and the musical guest is Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band. The skits for this episode are as follows: mother nags at her son to sit up straight as he's strapped into the electric chair. A nature program searches through urban America for the elusive black republican. A spokesman for American tobacco growers explains that lung cancer is actually caused by the lungs themselves, and not by smoking. Two British nobles develop the sport of serf-riding. The Reagans decide to adopt Amy Carter as their own White House daughter. The American Milk Association invites Alex DeLarge to speak on behalf of their product. During the Weekend Update, Charles Rocket reports on the trial of the Gang of Four, the Reagans' first visit to the White House, the seizure of a cargo ship in Miami, and the failure of the movie Heaven's Gate, Charles interviews John Lennon and Yoko Ono, only to find that John has become obsessed with housekeeping, and Joe Piscopo ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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22 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Jean Doumanian almost lost her job before this episode aired, according to a short film made called "The Virgin Search" featuring Gail Matthius in a variety of roles, including a nun. NBC president Fred Silverman was so outraged by it that he considered repeating one of the Lorne Michaels' episodes if necessary. See more »

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Customer: Do you have any Gothic Romances?
Shopkeeper: Well that's all we have.
[clears throat]
Shopkeeper: What exactly were you looking for?
Customer: Well, eh, I was, eh... actually looking for something with, eh... 'Rapture' in it.
Shopkeeper: Oh, I see. Well, eh, we've got "Golden Rapture", "Rapture Woods", "Moment of Rapture", "Hour of Rapture", "Season of Rapture" and "The Rapturous Age".
Customer: I've read all of those.
Shopkeeper: Oh. Have you? Well, let me see, we've got: "Kingdom of Rapture", "Castle of Rapture", "Tower of Rapture", "Bridge of Rapture", "...
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Ashtray Heart
(uncredited)
Performed by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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