The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show starts Chevy Chase wondering through the show's storage as he checks out old props from the show. He eventually finds Mr. Bill who in the world of the sketch is real, and the two take a moment to reminisce, and of course, Chevy accidentally ends up abusing Mr. Bill, while killing spot as he falls to the ground to announce, "Live from New York..."
Instead of a host's monolog, Joe Piscopo comes out as Frank Sinatra with a song and a reminder to buy American cars. This went on while new cast member Tony Rusato comes out with an example of how American cars are built really strong. This was before Sinatra goes on to bash the Japanese just for being the competition, in a way that would never fly today.
This was followed by a soap opera style sketch called I Married A Monkey where Sweetchuck from Police Academy is a stay at home husband for his monkey wife. We also get to meet their baby monkey which freaks out to the point where I was worried for Sweetchuck's face.
Robin Duke then introduces herself as well as Jr. Walker & The All Stars who hit the stage to perform Road Runner and Shotgun back to back.
Once again we get the news, with both Gail and Rocket gone, Chevy Chase fills in as the host. Though it now seems more planned out, his reading of the notes is still a little strange. This week, Eddie Murphy reviews the movie Stir Crazy only he saw Alerted States, Laurie Metcalf does man on the street interviews asking people if they would take a bullet for the president, and Al Franken discusses his views on what's happening with Saturday Night Live explicitly declaring that he had nothing to do with this season. Though he mainly blames the producers this season's cast gets hit with a lot of shrapnel. That said, it is a pretty cutting criticism filled with interesting inside scoops. He mentions that he will be hosting next week, but his harsh criticism may have led to the early end of the season. (Clip 2)
Same is a parody of Fame where Gail sings a parody of the theme song about how the song is the same as Fame.
The Self-Righteous is a sketch where a self-righteous nurse argues with a self-righteous nurse that eventually leads more and self-righteous people into the discussion.
Sweetchuck gets dressed for his wedding day when he is joined by his father who wants to share a story He then goes on to tell the tale about some Italian couple he heard about back in Italy. I think the accent is supposed to be the funny part because I don't find the sketch to be funny at all. This goes on forever and eventually becomes a straight-up drama.
Chevy Chase is then joined by Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve to once again discuss the plan to improve the show and then goes on to introduce the band.
Jr. Walker & The All Stars then returns to the stage to perform How Sweet It Is and What Does It Take, also back to back.
We then get an ad for the Wild Country Gun Cards, a flashcard set for learning everything about every type of gun. The sketch ends with the family killing Eddie Murphy who was just supposed to be there to read the meter.
Bag Lady is apparently a short film that makes fun of a homeless lady that I can't find anywhere on the internet.
Finally, Chevy kisses a monkey while Sweetchuck says the goodnight and Gail sings Same again.