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: May 5, 1984: Barry Bostwick / Spinal Tap (S09E18)

Classic SNL Review: May 5, 1984: Barry Bostwick / Spinal Tap (S09E18)

Sketches include "Simulated Cat Fight", "Lie Detector", "Iceman", "2 On the Town", "Spinal Tap Interview", "The Turkey Lady", "La Cage aux Folles", "Unanswered Questions of the Universe", and "Dog Day P.M." Spinal Tap performs "Christmas With The Devil" and "Big Bottom". Comedian A. Whitney Brown also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: April 14, 1984: George McGovern / Madness (S09E17)

Classic SNL Review: April 14, 1984: George McGovern / Madness (S09E17)

Sketches include "60 Minutes", "Midtown Open", "White House Foods", "Trampoline", "Direct Hits", "I Didn't Realize", "Cosmos", "Book Beat", and "Brother in Law". Madness performs "Our House" and "Keep Moving". Clara "Where's The Beef?" Peller and comedian Frankie Pace also appear. 

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Classic SNL Review: April 7, 1984: Michael Douglas / Deniece Williams (S09E16)

Classic SNL Review: April 7, 1984: Michael Douglas / Deniece Williams (S09E16)

Sketches include "Lost Script", "MTV News (two parts)", "Foldger's Crystals", "Price Waterhouse", "4 Minutes To Live", "Audition", "Footless", "Soundtrack", "TV's Foul-Ups, Bleeps, Blunders, Bloopers, Practical Jokes and Political Debates", and "Sugar or Plain". Deniece Williams performs "Let's Hear It For The Boy" and "Wrapped Up".

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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 25, 1984: Edwin Newman / Kool & the Gang (S09E14)

Classic SNL Review: February 25, 1984: Edwin Newman / Kool & the Gang (S09E14)

Sketches include "Hairdressers", "Hymietown", "Hotline", "News Bar", "Speaking Freely", "How High The Noon", "Urban Answers", "A Nickel", "Face The Press" and "Jacoby Escort Service". Kool & The Gang perform "Joanna" and "Celebration". Harry Anderson also appears.

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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: February 11, 1984: Robin Williams / Adam Ant (S09E12)

Classic SNL Review: February 11, 1984: Robin Williams / Adam Ant (S09E12)

Sketches include "Winter Olympics", "Buddweiser Light", "Rock & Roll and then some", "Wild Kingdom of Heaven", "Gandhi and the Bandit", "Mime Roommate", "New Bad Babies", "MTV News", "Siamese Twins", and "Patty's Place". Adam Ant performs "Strip" and "Goody Two Shoes". Paula Poundstone also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: January 28, 1984: Don Rickles / Billy Idol (S09E11)

Classic SNL Review: January 28, 1984: Don Rickles / Billy Idol (S09E11)

Sketches include "TV President", "I Married A Monkey", "The Hamlisch Maneuver", "Fascinating People and Their Friends", "Witness Protection", "Saint Don of Verona", "Sympathy Date", "This Is Your Afterlife", and "Anniversary Special". Billy Idol performs "White Wedding" and "Rebel Yell".

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Classic SNL Review: January 21, 1984: Michael Palin and his mother / The Motels (S09E10)

Classic SNL Review: January 21, 1984: Michael Palin and his mother / The Motels (S09E10)

Sketches include "Donahue", "Boy George Burns: The Man and His Music", "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", "Powerful Living Snaps", "Man On A Chain", "Mick Pitwhistle Does It All", "That's Okay", "Shoplifter", "Would You Believe It (3 parts)", "House Of Mutton", "Save Lots of Plankton", and "A Boy's Life on the Mississippi". The Motels perform "Suddenly Last Summer" and "Remember The Nights".

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Classic SNL Review: January 14, 1984: Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) / Huey Lewis and the News (S09E09)

Classic SNL Review: January 14, 1984: Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) / Huey Lewis and the News (S09E09)

Sketches include "Tasteless Choice", "What's New", "Buckwheat's Ghost", "The Man Who Loved Swimmin'", "Michael's Message", and "Airport". "Countdown '84", a phone-in Democratic primary, appears throughout the show. Huey Lewis and the News perform "Heart and Soul" and "I Want A New Drug". Steven Wright also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: December 10, 1983: Flip Wilson / Stevie Nicks (S09E08)

Classic SNL Review: December 10, 1983: Flip Wilson / Stevie Nicks (S09E08)

Sketches include "Dion's", "Unrequited Sex", "Airplane Restroom", "Unanswered Questions of the Universe", "Hello, Trudy!", "Older Sisters of the Young", "Pudge & Solomon", "Reverend Leroy", "Crazy Weinstein", "Shoe Tier", and "Subterraneans". Stevie Nicks performs "Stand Back" and "Nightbird". Joel Hodgson also appears.

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Classic SNL Review: November 19, 1983: Jerry Lewis / Loverboy (S09E06)

Classic SNL Review: November 19, 1983: Jerry Lewis / Loverboy (S09E06)

Sketches include: "Surgery", "The Forum", "American In Paris", "Cornet", "Entertainment Tonight", "Parachute", "Fascinating People And Their Friends", "Larry's Corner", "Thanksgiving Dinner", "Gusty" and "Jerry Schtick". Loverboy performs "Working For The Weekend".

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Classic SNL Review: November 12, 1983: Teri Garr / Mick Fleetwood's Zoo (S09E05)

Classic SNL Review: November 12, 1983: Teri Garr / Mick Fleetwood's Zoo (S09E05)

Sketches include: "Cheer Squad", "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood", "Thirsty Guy", "History: The Real Story", "Dion's", "Coronet Man", "Dopeball", "Caffeine Achievers", "Kennedy: The Man Behind The Woman!", "Sarcastic Mother Superior", "Help Me - She's A Witch", and "Man On The Street". Mick Fleetwood's Zoo performs "Tonight" and "Way Down". 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 22, 1983: John Candy / Men At Work (S09E03)

Classic SNL Review: October 22, 1983: John Candy / Men At Work (S09E03)

Sketches include: "Backstage", "Old Country Ski Lodge", "Village Of The Damned Little Rascals", "Eddie in New Jersey", "Phone Booth Confession", "Movie Contract", "Backstage with Ronald McDonald", "Poly-Rock", "Brothel Sprouts", and "Men Behind Bars". Men At Work performs "Doctor Heckyll and Mister Jive" and "It's A Mistake".

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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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