SNL: S12E05... HOST: ROBIN WILLIAMS... DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 1986

SNL: S12E05... HOST: ROBIN WILLIAMS... DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 1986

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with Robin Williams as Ronald Reagan as we get to hear the information being told to the president through his earpiece as he gives an important speech to the press, only to get confused by the technology which leads to a very awkward appearance especially when the earphone feed starts to pick up competing channels until it lands on NBC which leads to the announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. Robin Williams then officially opened the show with a bit from his stand-up routine where he continued to make fun of the president.
  3. We then went to Paul Simon and Jan Hooks standing in line for a movie when Kevin Nealon played a session band member who Paul remembered right away along with a few obscure details. He then runs into Victoria Jackson and remembers her right away as well. It eventually turns out that his memory is so great that he remembers random people who he spotted in the crowd at his concerts. Then Art Garfunkel showed up and Paul Simon had no idea who he was even with blatant clues.
  4. This was followed by a sketch that took place during Shakespearean Days where Robin Williams gets hired to be in Hamlet but then hijacks the performance with the Robin Williams brand of improv which everyone but Shakespeare loves.
  5. Paul Simon and LadySmith Black Mambaza then took to the stage to perform Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes.
  6. This was followed by a fake ad for the New York Word Exchange where you can invest in words to make money if they become a popular trend but the ad also comes with a warning that some words go out of fashion.
  7. Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, A. Whitney Brown dropped in for another Big Picture segment where he discusses the censorship that took place during last week's episode with Sam Kinison as the host.
  8. We then went to a Jewish old folk home where The Sweeney Sisters entertained the geriatric audience with lounge versions of classic Jewish songs. The sketch ended with a nice little duet between Paul Simon and Robin Williams.
  9. The Master Thespian then returned to the show in a sketch that takes place in 1937 where his amazing acting keeps getting interrupted the sound effect of a ship's horn and when he's not interrupted he delivers the wrong lines.
  10. Paul Simon then returned to the stage by himself to perform The Boy In The Bubble. 
  11. We then got a fake PSA from the Automobile Club Of America where Kevin Nealon tries to inform the views on how to use a physical paper map being that this was a real problem at the time.
  12. Once again Paul Simon returned to the stage by himself to perform The Late Great Johnny Ace.
  13. Finally, Robin Williams closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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