The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his eighth appearance), and the musical guest is Bette Midler. The skits for this episode are as follows: Mr. Bill goes to Rockefeller Center to see SNL, and almost gets to say the opening announcement. When Jane Curtain throws a tantrum in the control room because she's been passed over yet again to announce the show, John Belushi offers his support, but then steals the line out from under her. For his opening monologue, Buck Henry introduces some members of the audience who are taking part in an experiment to judge the quality of the show: as they gain or lose interest, the screen will shrink or grow in size. As Buck tries to engage the audience in intelligent matters, the picture soon begins to disappear, so he quickly switches to talking about sex. An entrepreneur combines three fun activities with his roller disco fishing park. The samurai baker provides a frantic man with a last-minute wedding cake. After watching the film Blind Ambition, ...
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On Mr. Bill collections outside the SNL auspices, the scene in the Mr. Bill skit in which John Belushi gives Mr. Bill an autograph and stabs him with the pen when Mr. Hands tells him to dot the "I" is deleted, due to copyright infringement. However, the scene still remains intact on the official SNL VHS/DVD releases. See more
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Hayakawa reportedly commented later: I need my sleep. Poor people don't need sleep because they're not working and they don't get tired.
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