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  Season 3: Episode 20

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Bit Players:

May 20th, 1978

Buck Henry

Sun Ra

Michael O'Donoghue

Tom Davis

Al Franken


Brian Doyle-Murray

Mitchell Laurance

Andy Murphy

Don Novello

Tom Schiller

Nixon's Book
Summary: Former President Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) invites outraged viewers to buy his book just so they can kick it around.

Recurring Characters: Richard Nixon.



Buck Henry's Monologue
Summary: As Buck Henry speaks glowingly of "Heaven Can Wait" and his friendship with Warren Beatty, a scroll suggests that his career is actually over.

First Hosted: 76e.


Nerds Go To The Prom
Summary: Todd (Bill Murray) escorts Lisa (Gilda Radner) to their high school prom.

Recurring Characters: Lisa Loopner, Todd DiLaMuca, Mrs. Loopner, Mr. DiLaMuca.


Samurai TV Repairman
Summary: Mr. Dantley (Buck Henry) has Futuba (John Belushi) repair his busted TV set.

Recurring Characters: Futaba, Mr. Dantley.


Sodom Chamber of Commerce
Summary: Members of the Sodom Chamber of Commerce seek ways to change their city's vile image in the eyes of outside visitors.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Dan Aykroyd
Summary: Laraine Newman narrates drawings from the Son Of Sam trial. Stargazer Bill Murray gives his review of the "The Greek Tycoon" and attempts to call Jackie Onassis. Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd debate over who gets to hold which viewpoint during Point/Counterpoint.

Olympia Cafe
Summary: Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donoghue) sings "Baby Ghouls" with backing vocals from a vampire (Laraine Newman).

Recurring Characters: Pete Dionasopolis, George Dionasopolis, Sandy Dionasopolis, Niko Dionasopolis, Mike Dionasopolis.


Mr. Mike's Least Loved Music
Summary: Mr. Mike (Michael O'Donoghue) sings "Baby Ghouls" with backing vocals from a vampire (Laraine Newman).

Recurring Characters: Mr. Mike.


More Insects To Worry About
Summary: Joan Face (Jane Curtin) discusses the dangerously artistic Bedanza mite with Dr. Russell Bedanza (Buck Henry).

Recurring Characters: Joan Face.


Stunt Puppy
Summary: Howard (Buck Henry) is directed to inflict abuse on puppy in a tense family scene.

Recurring Characters: Brian Welles, Howard, Gwen, Tommy.


Bad Conceptual Art
Summary: Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Dan Aykroyd) presents an excerpt from Pavlov's "Video Chicken I".

Recurring Characters: Leonard Pinth-Garnell.

The Franken & Davis Show
Summary: Tom Davis reveals that he and Al Franken are gay lovers, destroying Al's family life immediately.


Sun Ra performs "Space is the Place" & "Space-Loneliness"


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