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  Season 5: Episode 2


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October 20th, 1979

Eric Idle

Bob Dylan

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Buck Henry

Andy Kaufman

Bob Zmuda

Peter Aykroyd

Mitchell Laurance

Eric is Sick
Summary: Buck Henry begs Lorne Michaels to let him host the show in place of a near-death Eric Idle.

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Montage
Note: Don Pardo introduces SNL's newest performer by saying, "And a little of Harry Shearer."


Eric Idle's Monologue
Summary: Confined to a stretcher, Eric Idle performs a new breed of medical impressions that require little movement.

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Hotel-Motel Art Fair
Summary: Pitchman Tom Clay (Harry Shearer) promotes the exquisite art treasures being sold at the acclaimed Hotel-Motel Art Fair.

Recurring Characters: Tom Clay.

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Shoe Store
Summary: A shoe salesman (Eric Idle) complicates his customer's (Bill Murray) simple request for a size 10 and-a-half pair of brown shoes.

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Bob Dylan performs "Gotta Serve Somebody"


Prince Charles Tells You How To Pick Up Girls!
Summary: Prince Charles' (Eric Idle) new book demonstrates the best methods for picking up girls.

Recurring Characters: Prince Charles.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill Murray
Summary: Political correspondent Gerald Hacker (Harry Shearer) reports on a presidential straw vote held in England. Economic advisor Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) wanders from discussing the increase in mortgage rates to social gaffes by designer Yves St. Laurent.

Recurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.

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Hardcore II
Summary: A teenager (Laraine Newman) searches for her long-lost father (Bill Murray), who's now working as a transvestite stripper.


Bob Dylan performs "I Believe in You"


Andy Kaufman
Summary: Andy Kaufman wrestles a random female audience member.

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Heavy Sarcasm
Summary: Joan Face (Jane Curtin) is extra sarcastic towards her guests (Eric Idle, Bill Murray) on her show's final broadcast.

Recurring Characters: Joan Face.

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Ask Elvis
Summary: Psychic Dorothy Haagen (Laraine Newman) channels the spirit of Elvis Presley (Andy Kaufman) to offer advice to her troubled viewers.

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Bob Dylan performs "When You Gonna Wake Up"


Goodnights
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