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Buck Henry/Bette Midler 

The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his eighth appearance), and the musical guest is Bette Midler. The skits for this episode are as follows: Mr. Bill goes to Rockefeller Center to see ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Buck Henry ... Himself - Host / Various
Dan Aykroyd ... Richard Nixon / Arthur / George
John Belushi ... Himself / Samurai Futaba / Pete
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Himself / Police Officer
Bill Murray ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Laraine Newman ... Terri / Sandy / Lynn Hagstrom
Gilda Radner ... Roseanne Roseannadanna / patron
Bette Midler ... Herself - Musical Guest
Michael O'Donoghue ... Himself
Al Franken ... Himself (as Franken)
Tom Davis ... Himself (as Davis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his eighth appearance), and the musical guest is Bette Midler. The skits for this episode are as follows: Mr. Bill goes to Rockefeller Center to see SNL, and almost gets to say the opening announcement. When Jane Curtain throws a tantrum in the control room because she's been passed over yet again to announce the show, John Belushi offers his support, but then steals the line out from under her. For his opening monologue, Buck Henry introduces some members of the audience who are taking part in an experiment to judge the quality of the show: as they gain or lose interest, the screen will shrink or grow in size. As Buck tries to engage the audience in intelligent matters, the picture soon begins to disappear, so he quickly switches to talking about sex. An entrepreneur combines three fun activities with his roller disco fishing park. The samurai baker provides a frantic man with a last-minute wedding cake. After watching the film Blind Ambition, ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Dan Aykroyd's and John Belushi's final episode as cast members. See more »

Quotes

Weekend Update Anchor: Hayakawa reportedly commented later: I need my sleep. Poor people don't need sleep because they're not working and they don't get tired.
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Connections

References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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Married Men
Performed by Bette Midler
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