The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show starts with another thirty-second jab at Exxon where we see the Exxico logo as the announcer reads the tagline, "Stay out of our way, or we will kill you." Once again there is no, "Live from New York..."
Also, once again, there is no monolog. Instead, everyone rushes the stage and pose like the picture is going to end up in some sort of yearbook. I hate this approach to opening the show.
This was followed a fake ad for a compilation album made up from all of Bill Cosby's guest hosting spots on The Tonight Show and the album is called Here's Cos.
We then go to Lauren's dressing room because she wants to talk to Eddie Murphy about how great he is and then goes on to ask him to do his Buckwheat impersonation for her and goes on to may more requests for her personal entertainment. She then tells him to wait while he changes when Eddie is joined by the ghost of Joe Piscopo who warns him against trying to hook up because she is way out of his league.
Next, we go to the White House where we see through Reagan's point of view as his people prepare him for everything he has to say in an upcoming speech because he thinks he's acting in a movie called Hail To The Chief.
We get yet another fake ad for Whisper Bubble Bath the bubble bath that's powerful enough to allow you to do dishes while you bathe.
Rick James And The Stone City Band then hit the stage to perform Give It To Me Baby.
This week's Cheap Laffs rejected sketch is American Jigaboo that was thought up because Lauren Hutton was in American Gigolo, but it's an ad for toilet paper that I don't really get
Once again, Brain Doyle-Murray give us the news without Mary Gross, though it's sort of sad to see the change, it is a bit of an improvement. This week, Brian interviews Lady Diana who is too far along in her pregnancy for having just gotten married a month ago, Ted Koppel drops in for a segment about troubles in the Middle East and interviews the Prime Minister of Israel, and Eddie Murphy discussed his new experience of living out on his own in his brand new apartment. (Clip 2) (Clip 3)
We then get yet another fake ad for Harlequin Romances For Men. We then see the story as it's acted out where the women act like men and the men like women, so it's not technically role reversal.
We then get a break from the fake ads when we get a fake talk show called Reach Out where celebrity guests reach out to the audience to offer advice, only the guest's lives are too "Hollywood" to be able to relate to anyone.
We then go to a science lab where Piscopo talks about the good days when there was actual cocaine in Coca-Cola and gives what seems to be a pretty accurate breakdown of why this changed while stock footage play to make it funny.
We then get a repeat of Push Button To Explode Building which is pretty self-explanatory.
Bitter People is another fake talk show where Mary Gross interviews Piscopo and Pat Cooper as he bitches about the pecking order in Vegas.
Rick James And The Stone City Band return to the stage to perform Super Freak.
Art Is Ficial is a black and white short film that follows some guy in Europe as he goes about his bizarre day, mainly making fun of the conventions of the foreign genre.
Finally, Lauren Hutton closes the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.