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Karen Black/Cheap Trick/Stanley Clarke Trio 

The host for the episode is Karen Black (her second appearance), and the musical guests are Cheap Trick and The Stanley Clarke Trio. The skits for this episode are as follows: During the ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Karen Black ... Herself - Host / Mona Lisa / Various
Denny Dillon ... Amy Carter / Starla Green / Whistler's Mother / Pinky Waxman / Various
Gilbert Gottfried ... Maury Green / Bodyguard / orris Burnbaum / Leo Waxman / Various
Gail Matthius ... Weekend Update Anchor / Francis Lively / Nancy Sinatra / Various
Joe Piscopo ... Jimmy Carter / Frank Sinatra / Dan Rather / Paulie Herman / Various
Ann Risley ... Rosalynn Carter / Mary Lou James / Various
Charles Rocket ... Weekend Update Anchor / Phil Lively / Ronald Reagan / Various
Cheap Trick ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Yvonne Hudson ... Gloria / Neighbor
Matthew Laurance ... Mover / Bodyguard / Player / Assaillant
Eddie Murphy ... James / Neighbor / Assaulant
Patrick Weathers ... Mover / Bodyguard / Player
Stanley Clarke Trio Stanley Clarke Trio ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Karen Black (her second appearance), and the musical guests are Cheap Trick and The Stanley Clarke Trio. The skits for this episode are as follows: During the Carters' last days in the White House, Rosalyn instructs Jimmy and Amy to take away everything they can carry. A music company pitches an album of classical works that inspired the hit songs of today. A foundation to help the tragically hip solicits donations. Game show host Phil Lively meets his new neighbors. President-elect Reagan decides to name Nancy as his Vice President after Frank Sinatra recommends her for the job. For the Rocket Report, Charles Rocket interviews a daredevil cab driver. A museum guard confesses to the Mona Lisa that he has to break off their relationship. During the Weekend Update, Mary Lou James present diet tips for the stupid, and Joe Piscopo tries to scalp a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl. Dan Rather leads an investigation into why there are no female reporters at CBS.... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

17 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References Chanel Solitaire (1981) See more »


Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try
Performed by Cheap Trick
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