Classic SNL (sorta-)Review: March 2, 1985: SNL Film Festival

Classic SNL (sorta-)Review: March 2, 1985: SNL Film Festival

Billy Crystal hosts a selection of SNL’s filmed segments from the past few seasons; Siskel & Ebert are on hand to give their reviews. Films include “Synchronized Swimming”, “Kannon AE-1”, “Walking After Midnight”, “Buddweiser Light”, “Lifestyles of the Relatives of the Rich & Famous”, “Needleman”, “Prose and Cons”, “Hitchhiker”, “Video Victims”, “Ballplayers” and “White Like Eddie”.

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Classic SNL Review: December 15, 1984: Eddie Murphy / Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers (S10E09)

Classic SNL Review: December 15, 1984: Eddie Murphy / Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers (S10E09)

Sketches include “Buckwheat Lives!”, “White Like Eddie”, “Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood”, “Milestones”, “Lifestyles of the Relatives of the Rich & Famous”, “The End of Buckwheat”, “Broadway Gumby Rose”, “Newsmakers”, “Black History Minute”, and “Climbing the Stairs.” Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers perform “Rockin’ At Midnight” and “Santa Claus is Back in Town”.

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Classic SNL Review: October 20, 1984: Rev. Jesse Jackson / Andrae Crouch, Wintley Phipps (S10E03)

Classic SNL Review: October 20, 1984: Rev. Jesse Jackson / Andrae Crouch, Wintley Phipps (S10E03)

Sketches include "Advice", "Do You Know What I Hate?", "The Question Is Moot!", "Refrigerator Magnet Safety Advisory Board", "Just Kidding", "First Class", "Tippi Turtle", "Wrong Voice, Right Face", "Funny Black People", "Jeane", "Rich Hall's Election Report", "Fashion Report" and "Rainbow Coalition". Andrae Crouch performs "Right Now" and Wintley Phipps performs "Tell Me Again".

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Classic SNL (sorta-)review: March 24, 1984: The Best of Saturday Night Live

Classic SNL (sorta-)review: March 24, 1984: The Best of Saturday Night Live

Sketches include "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", "News Bar", "Buckwheat Jeans", "Larry's Corner", "Buckwheat Buys The Farm", "The Real Story", "Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix", "Stevie Experience", "Firing Line", "Swan Break", "Dr. Jack Badofsky", "What's New", "Buckwheat Dead", "Caribbean Vacation", "Michael's Message", "Good Morning America", "The Forum", "Singing In The Stall", and "James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party".

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Classic SNL Review: March 17, 1984: Billy Crystal / Al Jarreau (S09E15)

Classic SNL Review: March 17, 1984: Billy Crystal / Al Jarreau (S09E15)

Sketches include "St. Patrick's Day Wrap-Up", "Hung Like Me", "Winston University", "Family in the Attic", "Sammy & Reagan", "Unanswered Questions of the Universe", "Bad Career Moves", "God's Place", "The Womb", and "The First Show". Al Jarreau performs "Mornin'" and "Trouble In Paradise".

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Classic SNL Review: February 18, 1984: Jamie Lee Curtis / The Fixx (S09E13)

Classic SNL Review: February 18, 1984: Jamie Lee Curtis / The Fixx (S09E13)

Sketches include "Rappin' Jimmy B", "Tag", "Jake's Video Hut", "El Dorko", "The Julia Show", "Reagan Workout", "Rehearsal", "Persons Express", "Heart Tartare", and "Where Are They Now?". The Fixx perform "One Thing Leads To Another" and "Red Skies". Joel Hodgson also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: November 5, 1983: Betty Thomas / Stray Cats (S09E04)

Classic SNL Review: November 5, 1983: Betty Thomas / Stray Cats (S09E04)

Sketches include: "Astronaut", "Memorex", "James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party", "Curly Audition", "Special Report", "Unanswered Questions", "You Win A Dollar", "Perfectly Frank", "Swan Break", "Jane Fonda", "The Gumby Story", "Crisis '83 Update" and "Misfits". Stray Cats perform "(She's) Sexy + 17" and "I Won't Stand In Your Way".

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Classic SNL Review: October 15, 1983: Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman / Eddy Grant (S09E02)

Classic SNL Review: October 15, 1983: Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman / Eddy Grant (S09E02)

Sketches include "Calvin Klein Cream Pies", "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", "Crazy Edelman", "What Would Frank Do?", "Small World", "Mom Was Right", "Spanish Class", "Autograph Hounds", "Book Beat", "The Amos 'N Andy Show", "Masterpiece Humor", and "Body Guard". Eddy Grant performs "I Don't Wanna Dance", "Electric Avenue" and "Living On The Frontline".

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Classic SNL Review: April 9, 1983: Joan Rivers / Musical Youth (S08E17)

Classic SNL Review: April 9, 1983: Joan Rivers / Musical Youth (S08E17)

Sketches include "The Whiners", "The David Susskind Show", "The Enquirer", "Joan vs. Joan", "Oscars", "Calvin Klein Jeans", "Old Age Home", "Club Doolittle", and "Caribbean Gyno". Musical Youth perform "Pass The Dutchie" and "Never Gonna Give You Up".

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Classic SNL Review: January 22, 1983: Lily Tomlin / "Purvis Hawkins" (S08E10)

Classic SNL Review: January 22, 1983: Lily Tomlin / "Purvis Hawkins" (S08E10)

Sketches include "Lily and Eddie", "Judith Goes Shopping", "Ernestine's House Call", "Speaking As A Woman", "Natural Resources", "Edith Ann and Friends", "Pudge & Solomon", "Tess In The Balcony", "Fantasy", "The Irish Radio Hour" and "Coffees Of The World".  Purvis Hawkins (Lily Tomlin in drag) performs "We Care".  Andy Kaufman, Barry Mitchell, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas also appear.

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Classic SNL Review: December 11, 1982: Eddie Murphy / Lionel Richie (S08E09)

Classic SNL Review: December 11, 1982: Eddie Murphy / Lionel Richie (S08E09)

Eddie Murphy fills in for scheduled host Nick Nolte; sketches include "Substitute Host", "Rubik's Grenade", "Merry Christmas, Dammit!", "Clysler-Prymouth", "I Came, I Saw, I Came Again", "Hairem Scarem", "Herpes Gone Bananas", "Joy of Christmas" and "A Special Christmas Message".  Lionel Richie performs "You Are" and "Truly".  Harry Anderson also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: November 13, 1982: Robert Blake / Kenny Loggins (S08E06)

Classic SNL Review: November 13, 1982: Robert Blake / Kenny Loggins (S08E06)

Sketches include: "The Merv Griffin Show", "Little Rascals Reunion", "Space Shuttle", "PBS", "The Best Little Whorehouse On The Prairie", "Tyrone Goes Reggae", "Blue Lagoon", "Masterful Theatre", "Viewer Mail", "DTV", and "No More Andy Kaufman".Kenny Loggins performs "Heart To Heart" and "I Gotta Try".Merv Griffin makes a special appearance.

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Classic SNL Review: October 30, 1982: Michael Keaton / The New Joe Jackson Band (S08E05)

Classic SNL Review: October 30, 1982: Michael Keaton / The New Joe Jackson Band (S08E05)

Sketches included "Makeup Room", "The Interesting Four", "A Sense Of Fear", "Thank You, Ron Reagan", "Snookie", "Bill Smith Cares", "Topol The Idiot", "Nutty President", and "Pumpkin".The New Joe Jackson Band performs "Steppin' Out" and "Another World".

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Classic SNL Review: February 20, 1982: Bruce Dern / Luther Vandross (S07E12)

Classic SNL Review: February 20, 1982: Bruce Dern / Luther Vandross (S07E12)

Sketches include "Backstage", "Ski Trip", "Who Do You Hate?", "Focus On Film", "The Bizarro World", "Songwriters", "The Mild One", "Fracas", "The Flight" and "Melina's Cafe". Luther Vandross performs "Never Too Much" and "A House Is Not A Home"

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