Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 11: 1985-1986
Robert Downey, Jr.
Anthony Michael Hall
Featuring:A. Whitney Brown (first: 02/08/86)
Al Franken (first: 03/22/86)
Damon Wayans (last: 03/15/86)
Episodes11/09/85: Madonna / Simple Minds
11/16/85: Chevy Chase / Sheila E.
11/23/85: Pee Wee Herman / Queen Ida & The Bon Temps Zydeco Band
12/07/85: John Lithgow / Mr. Mister
12/14/85: Tom Hanks / Sade
12/21/85: Teri Garr / Dream Academy, The Cult
01/18/86: Harry Dean Stanton / The Replacements
01/25/86: Dudley Moore / Al Green
02/08/86: Ron Reagan / The Nelsons
02/15/86: Jerry Hall / Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughn
02/22/86: Jay Leno / The Neville Brothers
03/15/86: Griffin Dunne / Rosanne Cash
03/22/86: George Wendt & Francis Ford Coppola / Philip Glass
04/12/86: Oprah Winfrey / Joe Jackson
04/19/86: Tony Danza / Laurie Anderson
05/10/86: Catherine Oxenberg & Paul Simon / Ladysmith Black Mambazo
05/17/86: Jimmy Breslin & Marvin Hagler / Level 42, E.G. Daily
05/24/86: Anjelica Huston & Billy Martin / George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
SummaryAfter a five-year absence, Lorne Michaels is back as Executive Producer of the mainstream variety classic he introduced late-night viewers to an even-decade earlier. Returning to the helms of his creation, he takes a cue from former producer Dick Ebersol, and brings in his own all-star roster, which includes the familiar likes of Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall to the not-so-familiar likes of Terry Sweeney and Danitra Vance, all the way to the likes of future Hollywood stars Joan Cusack and Robert Downey, Jr. Despite the potential of Lorne’s second cast, only newcomers Nora Dunn, Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller make it to the next season, Nora with her vain model-turned-talk show host Pat Stevens, Lovitz with his Pathological Liar, and Miller with his almost Christopher Guest-look-a-like appearance behind a resurrected Weekend Update desk.
Dismal ratings caused Lorne to set the season-ending cast party ablaze,sparing only Jon Lovitz’s life – Dennis Miller and Nora Dunn apparently outsmarted the other cast members and found their own way out!