The host for this episode is Brandon Tartikoff and the musical guest is John Cougar Mellencamp (his second appearance, his first under his real surname). Sketches are: Gross, Kazurinsky and Murphy are at Brandon's office; Brooke Shields under the pseudonym of "Martha" endorses Calvin Klein Cream Pies; James Watt is hated by his maid Rose; Art Hammond interviews a jazz musician; Herb Fein; the Whiners have ideas for their show; Gumby has a rehearsal; Larry's Corner; two criminals take a shop and an NBC self-parody ad. John Cougar Mellencamp performs "Pink Houses" and "Crumbling Down". Written by
Martin Villafuerte, Lima, Peru
Did You Know?
was originally booked as the musical guest but had to turn down the choice to appear, since he was very busy recording his soon to be released album "Born in the U.S.A." See more
Spoofs The Gumby Show