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Buck Henry/Gordon Lightfoot 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 22 May 1976
The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his second appearance), and the musical guest is Gordon Lightfoot. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase announces that because he ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dave Wilson, Gary Weis

Writers:

Herbert Sargent (as Herb Sargent), Chevy Chase | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Buck Henry ... Himself - Host / Mr. Dantley / Various
Gordon Lightfoot ... Himself - Musical Guest
Michael O'Donoghue ... Announcer / Extra / Himself
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself / announcer / Kenny Slungard / Extra
John Belushi ... Samurai Futaba / Various
Chevy Chase ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Jane Curtin ... Herself / patron / Actress
Garrett Morris ... Himself / Extra
Laraine Newman ... Lina Wertmuller / Various
Gilda Radner ... Baba Wawa / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edie Baskin Edie Baskin ... Extra
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his second appearance), and the musical guest is Gordon Lightfoot. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase announces that because he broke his ankle accepting his Emmy Award, his fall will be done by Laraine Newman, but Laraine instead shoves him off the stage. Buck Henry is supposed to come on for his opening monologue, but is nowhere to be found; after a frantic search, the crew discovers that the security guards don't recognize him and won't let him in the building. Lounge singer Peter Lemon advertises a mood ring that changes color as he sings. The samurai tailor performs alterations on a customer's suit. The host of a call-in show tries to get more controversial when nobody calls him. A restaurant owner invites guest to try his all-toad cuisine. During the Weekend Update, the Patty Hearst trial is reenacted with fruit. Lorne Michaels repeats his offer to the Beatles, adding another $200 to the deal. Baba Wawa interviews film ... 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:

22 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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

In this episode, Lorne Michaels follows up on his previous offer to The Beatles by increasing it from $3000 to $3200 and adding lodging at a nearby motel. In a 1980 Playboy magazine interview, John Lennon stated that he and Paul McCartney were at his New York City apartment watching the show. Lennon claimed they seriously considered catching a taxi to the studio and performing but that they were too tired. See more »

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References Earthquake (1974) See more »

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