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Bill Murray/The Spinners/Yale Whiffenpoofs 

The host for the episode is Bill Murray (his second appearance as host), and the musical guests are The Spinners. The skits for this episode are as follows: The phone company admits that ... See full summary »

Director:

Dave Wilson
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bill Murray ... Various / Himself - Host / Ralph Lauren / Honker
Robin Duke ... Herself / Elf / Various
Christine Ebersole ... Herself / Various
Mary Gross ... Herself / Brooke Shields / Various
Tim Kazurinsky ... Himself / ElfVarious
Eddie Murphy ... Himself / Muhammad Ali / Various
Joe Piscopo ... Himself / Tom Snyder / Various
Tony Rosato ... Himself / Richard Allen / Various
Brian Doyle-Murray ... SNL Newsbreak Anchor / Various
The Spinners ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Michael Davis ... Himself - Special Guest
The Whiffenpoofs The Whiffenpoofs ... Themselves (as The Yale Whiffenpoofs)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Hanrahan Bill Hanrahan ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Bill Murray (his second appearance as host), and the musical guests are The Spinners. The skits for this episode are as follows: The phone company admits that its highly touted technological breakthroughs are just hot air used to justify rate increases. During his opening monologue, Bill Murray introduces his best friend, Santa Claus. Tomorrow host Tom Snyder sulks. Father Guido Sarducci talks about the benefits of MX-5 tampons. During the Weekend Update, Brian Doyle-Murray reports on the proper spelling of the name of Libya's leader and an attempt in Arkansas to have creationism taught as science, and Joe Piscopo interviews an aging Muhammad Ali to find out if the legendary boxer is still the greatest. A skit features Christie Brinkley for designer fairy tales. Father Guido Sarducci returns to make his predictions for the coming year. A skit looks at the home life of a family of psychos. Honker gives his views on the economics of Christmas. The Spinners ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For the sketch "At Home with the Psychos", writer Michael O'Donoghue had the prop department design a prop that was supposed to be a "blow hole". But NBC's Standards & Practices refused to allow it on because the prop looked like a vagina. See more »

Quotes

Tom Bryant: Well, uh, let's take a look, eh, we have some pamphlets and brochures that the agency has prepared. Uh, lets see. Here, here's one, "Termination of Chief Executives: Dos and Don'ts." Uhhh, oh! And here's one, it's called: "So You Want To Kill The President." Now, will these help you at all?
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Connections

References Late Night with David Letterman (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Economics of Christmas
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Performed by Joe Piscopo, Christine Ebersole, Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray
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