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Charlene Tilton/Todd Rundgren/Prince 

The host for the episode is Charlene Tilton, and the musical guests are Todd Rundgren and Prince. The skits for this episode are as follows: Joe Piscopo covers a boxing match between Rocko ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Charlene Tilton ... Herself - Host / Starla / Molly Dawson / Various
Denny Dillon ... Mrs. Hudley / Mary Todd Lincoln / Mary Louise / Various
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Speedy / David A. Stockman / Various
Gail Matthius ... Weekend Update Anchor / Nancy Reagan / Heidi Joan Schoonover / Marilyn Sparks / Various
Eddie Murphy ... Mr. Robinson / Stevie Wonder / Bellboy / Various
Joe Piscopo ... Paul Dietrich / Various
Ann Risley ... Doria Reagan / Various
Charles Rocket ... Weekend Update Anchor / Vince Calypso / Various
Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren ... Himself - Musical Guest
Yvonne Hudson ... Sally / Various
Matthew Laurance ... Himself / Various
Patrick Weathers ... (credit only)
Prince ... Himself - Musical Guest
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Charlene Tilton, and the musical guests are Todd Rundgren and Prince. The skits for this episode are as follows: Joe Piscopo covers a boxing match between Rocko Weineretto and Weindulah, both of whom are hand puppets. Joe gets dumped by Ann Risley, then becomes enraged when he finds out that she's been seeing Charles Rocket in secret. A record company spokesman pitches a new album of unlikely make-out music. Mr. Robinson introduces the folks in his neighborhood and receives a package from Mr. Speedy. For the Rocket Report, Charles takes host Charlene Tilton for a ride on the New York subways. A new production of Fiddler on the Roof features Stevie Wonder as Tevye. The Reagans make their daughter-in-law Doria sleep in the haunted Lincoln bedroom. Charlene vows to get even with Charles Rocket for two-timing her with Ann Risley, and Gilbert Gottfried vows to get even with Rocket for dating all the hosts and leaving him with nothing. Before a piano competition,... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

21 February 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The word "fuck" was said twice in this episode. In Prince's performance of "Party Up", he sang the lyric "Fightin' war is such a fuckin' bore" and it went unnoticed at the time. But in the closing goodnight segment, Charles Rocket clearly said "I'd like to know who the fuck did it." Rocket and executive producer Jean Doumanian were fired after the next episode. See more »


[the scene that got Charles Rocket fired from the show]
Charlene Tilton: Charlie, how are you feeling after you've been shot?
Charles Rocket: Oh, man, it's the first time I've been shot in my life. I'd like to know who the fuck did it.
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Alternate Versions

The 60-minute syndicated version on Comedy Central mutes out the F word during the good nights. See more »


Edited into Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (2005) See more »


Performed by Todd Rundgren
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