October 17th, 1981
Marilyn Suzanne Miller
Control Room ’81Summary: When cameras start cutting out during a “To Tell The Truth” sketch, George Kennedy puts himself in Joe Patroni-mode to take over the control room and keep the broadcast on air.
George Kennedy’s MonologueSummary: George Kennedy is ready to redline tonight’s broadcast.
Mister Robinson’s NeighborhoodSummary: Mister Robinson (Eddie Murphy) receives an eviction notice from Mr. Landlord (Tim Kazurisnky), then travels to the Magical Land of Make-Believe to ask President Ronald Reagan where his money went.
Recurring Characters: Mister Robinson, Mr. Landlord.
53 at Studio 54Summary: After discovering he’s not on Studio 54’s guest list, old-timer George Kennedy sings that it’s no fun to be “53 at Studio 54”.
A Few Minutes With Andy RooneySummary Jones: Andy Rooney (Joe Piscopo) grouses about chocolates and his nagging wife (Christine Ebersole), who registers a few grumpisms of her own.
Recurring Characters: Andy Rooney.
Velvet Jones School of TechnologySummary: Entrepreneur Velvet Jones (Eddie Murphy) pimps his new book: “I Wanna Be A Ho”.
Recurring Characters: Velvet Jones.
Harry AndersonSummary: Comic-magician Harry Anderson tears and repairs an audience member’s $5 bill, then reveals the varied mechanisms that helped him pull off the illusion.
Mr. Bill Goes to L.A.Summary: In a film by Walter Williams, Mr. Bill’s sojourn in Los Angeles is interrupted by a cocaine bust that costs him his mansion, as well as an earthquake that swallows him whole.
Spray-On LaetrilSummary: Gwen (Christine Ebersole) shows Peggy (Mary Gross) how to clear up her unsightly lung cancer with a few easy sprays from the pump.
SNL Newsbreak with Brian Doyle-MurraySummary: Eddie Murphy declares that no person is too ugly to have sex with. Juan Gavino (John Candy) gives the Mexican weather report.
La Cage Aux Folles ’81
Up & At ‘Em
Miles Davis performs “Jean Pierre”
Jake the Hired Hand
An Editorial ReplySummary: Marilyn Monroe (Mary Gross) sings “Downers Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”
Recurring Characters: Marilyn Monroe.
Tuna Melts & TypingSummary: Janitor (George Kennedy) and secretary (Christine Ebersole) discuss her engagement and chat about nostalgic music while eating late night tuna fish sandwiches.