"Saturday Night Live" Buck Henry/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (TV Episode 1979) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The host for the episode is Buck Henry (his ninth appearance), and the musical guest is Tom Petty. The skits for this episode are as follows: The cast members start grumbling over Buck Henry hosting the show yet again. During his opening monologue, Buck is oblivious to the hostility from the audience over his hosting again. In a parody ad, a woman tries in vain to get a guy to come to her apartment for a drink, and finally settles on Honker. Todd DiLaMuca and Lisa Loopner try to fix up their single parents on a date together. During the Weekend Update, Father Guido Sarducci gives the latest news from the Catholic Church. Two young kids share tips on how to get their grandparents to give them money. A couple on their way to the hospital use Speci-Paks to save necessary severed body parts. A father who can only use the toilet in his home drives recklessly to get back to the house. Tom Petty performs "Refugee" and "Don't Do Me Like That".


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