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Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil 

The host for the episode is Buck Henry, and the musical guests are Bill Withers, Toni Basil and The Blues Brothers. The skits for this episode are as follows: A suicide hot-line operator ... See full summary »

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Dave Wilson
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Buck Henry ... Himself - Host / Mr. Dantley / Ron Nessen / Henry Zuckerman / Mr. Thompson / Various
Bill Withers ... Himself - Musical Guest
Toni Basil ... Herself - Musical Guest
The Muppets ... Various (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
Dan Aykroyd ... Charles Foster Kane / Elwood Blues / Various
John Belushi ... Samurai Futaba / Mr. Bernstein / Jake Blues / Various
Chevy Chase ... Gerald Ford / Weekend Update Anchor / Jed Leland / Various
Jane Curtin ... Various
Garrett Morris ... The Delivery Boy / Various
Laraine Newman ... Evelyn Woodski / The Nurse / Various
Gilda Radner ... Linda Louise / Various
Michael O'Donoghue ... Himself - Impressionist
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The host for the episode is Buck Henry, and the musical guests are Bill Withers, Toni Basil and The Blues Brothers. The skits for this episode are as follows: A suicide hot-line operator tries and fails to prevent a caller from killing himself. Buck Henry gives a self-effacing speech during the opening monologue, while notices superimposed on the screen tell the real story. A man orders a sandwich at a restaurant run by a samurai. President Ford learns of a new campaign strategy to make him look more intelligent. A speed-reading course is presented that helps people read faster, but not better. A sequel to Citizen Kane is presented in which a reporter investigates Kane's other last words. A mechanic tells his daughter nothing but automotive bedtime stories. Gary Weis presents a film with Buck Henry looking for the funniest person on the streets of New York. Michael O'Donoghue does an imitation of Michael Douglas with needles in his eyes. A spokesman for the American Constipation ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is Buck Henry's first appearance as host. He will host nine more time in the next five years. Many consider him as one of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players instead of just a guest host whenever he appeared. See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

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King Bee
Performed by John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Howard Shore and His All Nurse Band
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