The musical guest is Jr. Walker & The All-Stars. There is no host. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase finds Mr. Bill while rummaging through some supply closets. The two reminisce about old times until Chevy accidentally crushes Bill. Frank Sinatra puts on a show to encourage people to buy American cars by bashing everything Japanese. Bill Cosby sells light beer to kids. A husband accuses his chimpanzee wife of having an affair. During the Weekend Update, Raheem Abdul Muhammed gives a movie review but confuses 'Altered States' with 'Stir Crazy', Laurie Metcalf asks people on the street if they would take a bullet for Ronald Reagan, and Al Franken tells viewers to forget about SNL and just let the show die peacefully. An Italian father gives his son some advice on his wedding day. Irene Cara sings about how all her songs sound alike. Chevy tries to convince viewers that the show is getting better, but Robin Williams and Christopher Reeves come on to voice their ...
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Weekend Update was separated into two parts by a commercial break in this episode. This is the only episode in the history of the show where this happens. See more
You see, Lorne Michaels, the producer of "Saturday Night", decided after last season that it was time to go on to different things. Now, he figured the first season had been great. Then, Chevy left. And the show, of course, got even better. Then, then after the fourth year, Danny and John left. Now, them, them, we missed. So, after five golden years, Lorne decided to leave. And so did those close to him, including me, Al Franken.
Reruns of this episode shown on Comedy Central during the 1990s remove the "Drive for America" sketch following the opening, and instead replace it with two previously aired sketches "60 Minutes" (from January 17, 1981) and "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood" (from February 21, 1981, also featuring Gilbert Gottfried). See more
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