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  • The host for the episode is Chevy Chase (his third appearance as host), and the musical guest is Queen. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase announces from a TV screen that because of a missed flight, he will have to host the show via satellite from California. He prepares to begin the first skit, but a stagehand accidentally knocks over his TV. For his opening monologue, Chevy speaks from a broken TV at the foot of the stage. Angry young artist and poet Tyrone Green displays his hatred of white people through his art at a gallery packed with white art connoisseurs. Joe Piscopo confesses his love for Rose Kennedy and asks her to marry him. John Hinckley announces his campaign for the presidency from his hospital cell. A mystery show presents a scene about a woman being accosted by a land shark that turns out to be on a video screen. Inventor Ron Popiel presents the Galactic Prophylactic, made of rubber and steel and guaranteed to last for fifty years. David Letterman presents a film shot by his dog and interviews Gumby. For the Weekend Update, Brad Hall reports on Reagan sending the Maureens to Lebanon, the NFL player's strike, and a new celebrity sperm bank, then phones up Secretary of the Interior James Watt to insult him. Father Andrew Titus angrily criticizes the new Reader's Digest condensed bible. Chevy claims to be reporting live from Beirut, but is revealed to be on the set of The Tonight Show in Burbank. An expose takes a serious look at a young man addicted to video games. Siskel and Ebert review the episode already in progress, praising Eddie Murphy but skewering Chevy. PTC Club prophet April May June praises Jesus while a faith healer performs miracles in the audience. Queen performs "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Under Pressure".

    - Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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