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  Season 13: Episode 1


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October 17th, 1987

Steve Martin

Sting

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Bruce Babbitt

Cheryl Hardwick

The Untouchables
Summary: Because he's said too much, President Ronald Reagan (Phil Hartman) clubs Robert Bork (Jon Lovitz) in the head.

Recurring Characters: President Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Robert Bork.

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Montage
Note: Studio 8-H was evacuated just before dress rehearsal because there was a fire in a nearby studio. Even though they were unable to perform a dress rehearsal, Steve Martin was insistent with going ahead with the live show.


Steve Martin's Monologue
Summary: Steve Martin doesn't let a technician strike mar the effect of his tap dance sequence to the song "I Bite Down Hard," even though it would be more significant if someone were operating the cameras.

First Hosted: 76e.

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Gary Hart Ad
Summary: Gary Hart's effect on women makes him too hard for them to get him out of their mind.

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Common Knowledge
Summary: High schoolers' stupidity determines answers to common knowledge trivia questions.

Recurring Characters: Jeanne kirkpatrick.

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The NFL Today
Summary: Brent Musberger (Kevin Nealon) questions Jimmy the Greek's (Phil Hartman) sports predictions.

Recurring Characters: Brent Musberger, Jimmy the Greek, George Plimpton.


Slide Whistle Sound Effects
Summary: The sounds of slide whistles reveal a couple's (Martin, Victoria Jackson) dating expectations.

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Sting performs "We'll Be Together"
Bio: Sting (1951-). Musician; realname: Gordon Sumner; former lead singer/bass player for The Police, 1978-83; released his first solo album in 1985; film appearances include "Dune" (1984); human rights activist; married actress Trudie Styler (his secodn wife) in 1992.

Hosted: 90k, 96o.

Also Performed: 90k, 92n, 95n, 96o, 99f.


Weekend Update with Dennis Miller
Summary: Al Franken interviews Bruce Babbitt about his abuse of supermarket express lanes. Via song, Victoria Jackson says to the world: "I Am Not A Bimbo!"

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Bullets Aren't Cheap
Summary: A penny-pinching James Bond (Steve Martin) faces his nemesis, Goldsting (Sting).

Recurring Characters: James Bond.

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Permission To Speak Freely
Summary: Naval officers (Steve Martin, Jon Lovitz) abuse their Permission to Speak Freely by-law privileges.

Note: Steve Martin accidentally spits on Jon Lovitz while yelling at him.

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Sting performs "Little Wing"


Adventures In The Lost Realm
Summary: An expedition team waits for a dinosaur to finish eating their companion (Jon Lovitz).


Pumping Up with Hans & Franz
Summary: Narcissistic bodybuilders, Hans (Dana Carvey) and Franz (Kevin Nealon), insult their fitness viewers.

Recurring Characters: Hans, Franz.

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Goodnights



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