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Frank Zappa 

The host and musical guest for the episode is Frank Zappa (his second appearance, the first as host). The skits for this episode are as follows: NBC President Fred Silverman opens the show ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Frank Zappa ... Himself - Host / Musical Guest
Dan Aykroyd ... Beldar Conehead / Henry / Himself / Jason / Narrator
John Belushi ... Fred Silverman / Tony Delightful / Windowpane Watson / Samurai Futaba
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Mr. Landick / Wendall
Bill Murray ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Laraine Newman ... Connie Conehead / daughter / Anne Beverly / Chloe
Gilda Radner ... Mother / Connie Carson
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Al Franken ... Pete Tagliani (as Franken)
Tom Davis ... Winfield Adcock (as Davis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host and musical guest for the episode is Frank Zappa (his second appearance, the first as host). The skits for this episode are as follows: NBC President Fred Silverman opens the show by announcing that all of their viewer research indicates that everyone wants to see more Frank Zappa, so the network is signing Zappa to an extended TV contract. Zappa performs "Dancing Fool" for his opening monologue and picks up a member of the audience to go home with. Connie Conehead has a date with Frank Zappa, so Beldar helps to entertain while Connie gets ready to go out. During the Weekend Update, Father Guido Sarducci reports on the latest developments from The Vatican. Mr. Bill moves into his new home, but is soon mangled by Sluggo and Mr. Hands. Frank Zappa performs "Meek" and "Rollo". Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Zappa did not get along with the cast and crew. During the episode, he purposely mugs to the camera and calls attention to the cue cards. During the good-nights, the cast members stand noticeably far from him. See more »

Quotes

Beldar: [removing Frank Zappa's album 'Studio Tan' from it's sleeve] What fine compressed petroleum binding polymers!
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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Fool
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Frank Zappa
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