SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 11/11/78



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  Season 4: Episode 5


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November 11th, 1978

Buck Henry

The Grateful Dead

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Brian Doyle-Murray

Alan Zweibel

Paul Shaffer

Anne Beatts

Andy Murphy

Jim Downey

Tom Schiller
Hunkler HeadquartersSummary: While giving his concession speech, candidate Dennis V. Hunkler (Bill Murray) makes it clear that he’s well-aware of his campaign mistakes.

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Buck Henry’s MonologueSummary: Boring Buck Henry is replaced by “Star Wars” previews as he rambles on and on.

Also Hosted: 75j, 75j, 75u, 76f, 76v, 77f, 77t, 78t, 79d, 79t.

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Rovco Chinch RanchSummary: Rovco spokesman (Dan Aykroyd) shows how to grow and handle your own fur.

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Samurai OptometristSummary: Mr. Dantley (Henry) seeks a new pair of tortoise-shell reading glasses from Futaba (John Belushi).

Recurring Characters: Futaba, Mr. Dantley.

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Uncle RoySummary: While parents Arthur (Dan Aykroyd) and Betty (Jane Curtin) go out to see “Foul Play”, starring Chevy Chase, babysitter Uncle Roy (Buck Henry) keeps a lascivious eye on Terri (Laraine Newman) and Tracy (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Uncle Roy, Arthur, Betty, Terri, Tracy.

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The Grateful Dead performs “Casey Jones”Also Performed: 79o.

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Bill Murray interviews a choking Elizabeth Taylor (John Belushi). Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd perform a Point-Counterpoint debate on the Shah Pahlavi.

Recurring Characters: Elizabeth Taylor.

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Great PerformancesRecurring Characters: Jean Marsh.

Nick on the Strip NorthSummary: Nick “Sands” (Bill Murray) does his lounge act in a bar near Las Vegas.

Recurring Characters: Nick the Lounge Singer, Jimmy Joe Red Sky.

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More Flu To Worry AboutSummary: Joan Face (Jane Curtin) welcomes guest Dr. Ike Badenza (Buck Henry), who profiles the Australian Flu.

Recurring Characters: Joan Face.

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The Grateful Dead performs “I Need a Miracle” & “Good Lovin'”

St. Mickey’s Knights of ColumbusSummary: Chico Escuela (Garrett Morris) is a special guest at St. Mickey’s Knights of Columbus meeting.

Recurring Characters: Frank Leary, Jack Neehauser, Francis Jacko Leary, Jr., Chico Escuela.

GoodnightsTranscript

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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