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Ray Sharkey/Jack Bruce & Friends 

The host for the episode is Ray Sharkey, and the musical guest is Jack Bruce & Friends. The skits for this episode are as follows: Jimmy the Weasel tells the truth and gets a bullet for his... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Ray Sharkey ... Himself - Host / Marcello Bellini / Tommy Torture / Vinnie / Various
Denny Dillon ... Debbie / Various
Gilbert Gottfried ... Dr. Swen Gazzara / Marv Peters / Vic Lazlo / Velveeto / Various
Gail Matthius ... Weekend Update Anchor / Vickie / Various
Joe Piscopo ... Jimmy Carter / Various
Ann Risley ... Ann Huntington / Various
Charles Rocket ... Weekend Update Anchor / Charles Huntington / Mario Morelli / Joey / Various
Jack Bruce ... Himself - Musical Guest (as Jack Bruce & Friends)
Yvonne Hudson ... Various
Matthew Laurance ... Jimmy 'The Weasel' Fratianno / Club Owner / Various
Eddie Murphy ... Various
Patrick Weathers ... Waiter
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Ray Sharkey, and the musical guest is Jack Bruce & Friends. The skits for this episode are as follows: Jimmy the Weasel tells the truth and gets a bullet for his troubles. A special translator is called in when a WASP tries to express emotion. Valley girls Vickie and Debbie head down to a new wave club where they meet punk rocker Tommy Torture. A despondent Jimmy Carter drowns his sorrows at a bar as Reagan's inauguration looms closer. Dr. Gazzara, representing Citizens for a Better America, invites Ronald Reagan to give him a 'hum job'. During the Weekend Update, Eddie Murphy asks that the draft board pass him over in favor of Garrett Morris, since Garrett is now out of work. A horror movie features people being attacked by smile faces. A salesman approaches childless couples in the park and offers to sell them black market white babies. Eddie Murphy does a stand-up routine about insult contests popular in black neighborhoods. Jack Bruce & Friends perform ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

10 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some of the regular cast members were upset that new featured player Eddie Murphy was going to say the "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" opening line. But writers Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield felt Murphy deserved it due to his talent. See more »


Dr. Swen Gazzara: The american people are not satisfied with routine employment. They resent having boring, tedious, subservient, just plain and humdrum jobs. Let's refer to them here and out as... "hum" jobs. I come from a humble working class family. My father had a "hum" job. My mother had a "hum" job. And me? I've had several "hum" jobs. For every corporate leader and every prestigious, high-paid executive, there are many workers underneath them performing the "hum" jobs. So come on, America, let's put pride...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Dancing On Air
Performed by Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, Bill Cobham and David Sancious (as Jack Bruce & Friends)
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