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Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar 

The host for the episode is Daniel J. Travanti, and the musical guest is John Cougar. The skits for this episode are as follows: After Daniel Travanti's opening monologue, Doug and Wendy ... See full summary »

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Dave Wilson
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Daniel J. Travanti ... Himself - Host / Various / Capt. Frank Furillo
Robin Duke ... Various / Wndy Winer / Fay Furillo
Christine Ebersole ... SNL Newsbreak Anchor / Various / Officer Lucy Bates
Mary Gross ... Various / Joyce Davenport
Tim Kazurinsky ... Various / Burt Wedermeyer
Eddie Murphy ... Various / Det. Neal Washington / Mr. Tooth Fairy
Joe Piscopo ... Various / Doug Winer / Sgt. Phil Esterhaus / Ronald Reagan
Tony Rosato ... Various
Brian Doyle-Murray ... SNL Newsbreak Anchor / Various / Rod Serling / Lt. Howard Hunter
John Mellencamp ... Himself - Musical Guest (as John Cougar)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Brandt Mel Brandt ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Daniel J. Travanti, and the musical guest is John Cougar. The skits for this episode are as follows: After Daniel Travanti's opening monologue, Doug and Wendy Whiner celebrate their anniversary. Rod Serling hosts an episode of The Twilight Zone about a world in which everyone does Ethel Merman. A series of skits feature Larry the Lobster, including: voting on Larry, Larry's story, what happens if Larry lives, and the final vote on Larry's fate at the end of the show. Additional skits include cooking with Marcello, Hill Street Blues, the Bavarian butterfly dance, Career Corner and Reagan brand economics. John Cougar performs "Hurts So Good" and "Ain't Even Done With The Night". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode featured a phone-in poll in which viewers dialed a 900 number to determine whether a lobster named Larry would be boiled or saved. The outcome was that Larry lives. See more »

Quotes

SNL Newsbreak Anchor: This is the New York Daily News, which has a daily circulation of 1.5 million, but is in financial trouble. Now this is the New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who has been asked to buy the Daily News. Now Murdoch also owns the sleazy National Star. Now if the deal goes through, Moor- Murdoch says the new paper replacing the Daily News will be a combination of the Star and the Post and it'll be called, of course: the New York Compost.
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Crazy Credits

Host Daniel J. Travanti's on screen credit reads 'Daniel Travanti' in the opening credits, yet announcer Mel Brandt still pronounces his full name including the middle initial. See more »

Connections

References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Hurts So Good
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Performed by John Mellencamp (as John Cougar)
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