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Bill Murray/The Spinners/Yale Whiffenpoofs 

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 ... See full summary »

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Various / Himself - Host / Ralph Lauren / Honker
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Herself / ElfVarious
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Herself / Various
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Herself / Brooke Shields / Various
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Himself / ElfVarious
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Himself / Muhammad Ali / Various
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Himself / Tom Snyder / Various
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Himself / Richard Allen / Various
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The Spinners ...
Themselves - Musical Guest
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Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Michael Davis ...
Himself - Special Guest
The Whiffenpoofs ...
Themselves (as The Yale Whiffenpoofs)
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Bill Hanrahan ...
Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

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 Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Tom Bryant: Well, uh, let's take a look, eh, we have some pamphlets and brochures that the agency has prepared. Uh, lets see. Here, here's one, "Termination of Chief Executives: Dos and Don'ts." Uhhh, oh! And here's one, it's called: "So You Want To Kill The President." Now, will these help you at all?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Then Came You/I'll Be Around/Working My Way Back To You
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Performed by The Spinners
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