The host for the episode is Bill Murray (his second appearance as host), and the musical guests are The Spinners. The skits for this episode are as follows: The phone company admits that its highly touted technological breakthroughs are just hot air used to justify rate increases. During his opening monologue, Bill Murray introduces his best friend, Santa Claus. Tomorrow host Tom Snyder sulks. Father Guido Sarducci talks about the benefits of MX-5 tampons. During the Weekend Update, Brian Doyle-Murray reports on the proper spelling of the name of Libya's leader and an attempt in Arkansas to have creationism taught as science, and Joe Piscopo interviews an aging Muhammad Ali to find out if the legendary boxer is still the greatest. A skit features Christie Brinkley for designer fairy tales. Father Guido Sarducci returns to make his predictions for the coming year. A skit looks at the home life of a family of psychos. Honker gives his views on the economics of Christmas. The Spinners ... Written by
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Executive producer Dick Ebersol
was disappointed with this episode and held a meeting with the cast to discuss their performance. Michael O'Donoghue barged into the meeting uninvited to yell at the cast. He was fired a month later. See more