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Betty Thomas/Stray Cats 

Hosted by Hill Street Blues star Betty Thomas with music by The Stray Cats, the show is interrupted several times for special reports concerning the US invasion of Switzerland. The crisis ... See full summary »

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Andrew Smith (head writer), Jim Belushi | 16 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Betty Thomas ... Herself - Host / Various
Jim Belushi ... Various
Robin Duke ... Various
Mary Gross ... Various
Brad Hall ... Saturday Night News Anchor / Various
Tim Kazurinsky ... Various / Havnagootiim Vishnuuerheer
Gary Kroeger ... Various
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Various
Eddie Murphy ... James Brown / Gumby
Joe Piscopo ... Various / Jesse Jackson / Ronald Reagan
The Stray Cats ... Themselves - Musical Guest
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

Hosted by Hill Street Blues star Betty Thomas with music by The Stray Cats, the show is interrupted several times for special reports concerning the US invasion of Switzerland. The crisis came about after so-called 'Swiss Neutrallist' short changed an American tourist in a chocolate shop. Two sketches starring Eddie Murphy, including the famous "James Brown Hot Tub" were prerecorded for this show. Meanwhile, on Saturday Night News, new guy Jim Belushi has trouble coming up with a catchphrase or routine that hasn't already been done. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The two sketches starring Eddie Murphy were prerecorded. See more »

Quotes

James Brown: Shall I get in the hot tub?
Band: YEAH!
James Brown: Will it make me sweat?
Band: YEAH!
James Brown: Shall I get in the hot tub?
Band: YEAH!
James Brown: Will it make me wet?
Band: YEAH!
James Brown: [smiling widely] Well, well, well!
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Connections

Edited into The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Sexy + 17
Performed by The Stray Cats
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