The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre sentences to his student, who repeats his every word; until the teacher suffers a fatal heart attack, and the student dutifully acts out an identical "death". New Dad Insurance offers bereaved families a new father to take the place of their deceased one. A distraught rape victim in a courtroom describes the attacker's words in writing, which then confuses an inattentive jurist. Andy Kaufman sings along with a Mighty Mouse record. A reporter interviews the victim of a shark bite who, despite his claims to the contrary, obviously still has all his limbs. Two men, claiming to be a married couple, discuss the benefits of a new vitamin product called Jamitol. A mock ad for pain-reliever Triopenin plays up the product's child-proof caps. Albert Brooks presents a documentary titled "The Impossible Truth," in ... Written by
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was credited as "Executive Producer for NBC" in this episode. But the credit was removed from subsequent airings because of a network policy that prohibited any NBC executives from taking any on-air credit for programming. The credit was restored when the first season was released on DVD. See more
accidentally announces the cast as The Not For Ready Prime Time Players. See more
[Opening lines of the first sketch
Repeat after me. I would like...
"I would like..."
...to feed your fingertips...
"... to feed your fingertips..."
...to the wolverines.
"... to the wolverines."
In the closing credits, nearly every name contains the nickname "Bud", (Lorne "Bud" Michaels, Gilda "Bud" Radner, etc.) a nod to the crazy closing credits of Monty Python's Flying Circus
(1969). See more
In the Winter
Written and Performed by Janis Ian See more