The host for the episode is Bill Murray, and the musical guest is Delbert McClinton (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Before the show, the entire cast goes to Bill Murray's dressing room to share their anxieties. He gives them a pep talk about how ratings aren't all that important. During his opening monologue, Bill grabs a woman from the audience and has to be restrained by Eddie Murphy. Jersey Guy Paulie Herman praises the chemical industry. Walter Cronkite tries sensory deprivation and goes on a psychedelic trip. A scientist shows off his photos of DNA molecules. Lounge singer Nick performs for Mardi Gras party-goers on a Mississippi riverboat. A sports reporter suggests the use of softer sticks to tone down hockey violence. Bill makes his Oscar picks, all of which happen to be for films starring the original cast. A man with unusual tastes goes into a flower shop. A couple go to a house party but are put at a loss when they can't remember the name...
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Did You Know?
The announcement for the next week's episode names Robert Guillaume
as the host with musical guest Ian Dury
and the Blockheads. The episode was canceled when the show was put on brief hiatus due to Jean Doumanian
's firing. Guillaume finally got to host in 1983, but Ian Drury never performed on SNL and died of cancer in 2000. See more
Dr. Jonathan Lear
Have a nice day, DNA!
Current reruns of this episode edit out part of the closing monologue during the good nights when Bill Murray announces details of next week's show. See more
References Altered States
Givin' It Up For Your Love
Performed by Delbert McClinton
& Bonnie Bramlett See more