SNL: S12E04... HOST: SAM KINISON... DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 1986

SNL: S12E04... HOST: SAM KINISON... DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 1986

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with another installment of Church Chat where the Church Lady announced that she will not appear on this week's episode to protest the show's decision to have the ex-preacher turned foul-mouthed comedian, Sam Kinison as the host of the show. After her announcement of protest, she then calls Sam out and tracks him down back stage for a confrontation only to end up getting grabbed by the tiny loud man who then forces her to make out before he goes on to make an announcement of his own, which of course was, "Live from New York..."
  2. Sam Kinison then officially opened the show by playing guitar with G.E. Smith and The Saturday Night Live Band before performing a medley of his stand-up routines before cops on horses cut him off. 
  3. We then got a fake ad for the first new car available for under $200 because it's made out of adobe clay which is where it gets the Adobe name as its brand.
  4. This was followed by a Parent-Teacher Conference where Kevin Nealon and Jan Hooks meet up with their daughter's teacher, played by Sam Kinison, who confronts the proud parents with the news that their daughter is dumb while sharing her school work that looks perfectly normal for a four-year-old, which was the age of said child in the world of the scene. At the end of the sketch, after Kinison had already berated the poor child, who isn't physically in the scene, we find out that he isn't even the teacher and is just some guy who wandered in off the street and he jumps out the window after the truth is revealed that not even the school principal knew who he was or how he got access to the room.
  5. The Jungle Room was a black and white sketch taking place in 1943 where Jon Lovitz plays a jazz club owner who has a loud awkward conversation with his mom on the phone to show us that these random outbursts are just his normal tone when having a conversation. After the call, Lovitz gets a visit from a private detective where the two have an old-timey argumentative conversation before Lovitz performed a Bing Crosby style of a song. The sketch then continued on but it didn't make much sense as it just continued to highlight how Lovitz's character could go from calm to explosive over anything at any time in the sentence of dialog he is delivering.
  6. Ching Chang's Pet Chicken Shop was a sketch that I fear from the title alone only to play out as expected with Dana Carvey playing a horribly offensive Chinese character who runs the titular pet shop who both tries to run his store while talking the customers out of buying his beloved birds as pets. This sketch would actually be adorable if it wasn't for the horrendous fake accent that causes a humungous cringe when listening to it through modern ears. 
  7. Lou Reed then took to the stage to perform I Love You, Suzanne.
  8. Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, Victoria Jackson got another segment to talk about terrorism where she took to the New York streets in an attempt to find terrorists, only to end up showing nothing but home videos of her and her daughter in the park just like she did the last time she was on the news.
  9. Sam Kinison then played a contestant on a parody of The Love Connection where he played his bitter sexist self where he discusses his date with a pair of dominatrix lesbians who treated his like a horse to get his semen in order for the two women to have their own child, who he chose over the two nice average women that he could have chosen instead as per the game show's rules.
  10. Dana Carvey then played The Dancing Lord from Victorian times who hired a sketch artist to capture his image with a drawing but won't stop dancing long enough for any of the artists to capture a pose, who are then shot for their artistic failures. Jon Lovitz then entered the scene as an artist who required movement in order to create his works so he gets Dana to dance around the room at such a rapid pace that he eventually passes out, giving Lovitz as still subject to finally fulfill the artistic task. 
  11. Krypton Survives was a sketch about Superman's parents when it turned out that their home planet didn't actually explode made we got to see how they react to the horrible mistake that they made with their one and only son as the surviving parents from all over the planet confront the super parents about their miscalculation about the end of their super world.
  12. Lou Reed then returned to the stage to perform Original Wrapper.
  13. Sam Kinison then got a segment to do stand-up
  14. Finally, Sam Kinison closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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