SNL: S08E01... HOST: CHEVY CHASE... DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 1982

SNL: S08E01... HOST: CHEVY CHASE... DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 1982

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show starts with Chevy Chase talking on the phone before he starts his introduction. It turns out that he is actually not in studio but addressing the audience via satellite explaining how he missed his flight. The monitor is on a stand that falls over in the tradition of Chevy's old opening routine which leads him to announce, "Live from Burbank..."
  2. The broken monitor is still on the ground as Chevy throws to the first official sketch of the season.
  3. We then go to an art gallery for the opening of Eddie Murphy's "Kill my landlord," character's new Harlem-themed art exhibit where the talks harshly to the white folks who love the immersive experience.  
  4. Joe Piscopo tells the tale of a special woman that he is now seeing, that woman being Rose Kennedy and we see home video footage of the two hanging out on the beach. He then proposes to her even though his friend are against him seeing a woman who is 93.  
  5. We then hear from John Hinckley who pitches his run to be president the President claiming to be the perfect wacko to be able to navigate America's wacky ways.
  6. The Web is a fake commercial that I can't find anywhere on its own but according to a site that I reference, it comes up as a repeat in a few episodes so I will wait until it comes up again later to share what it's about. 
  7. Mystery Theatre is a parody of the horror movie show hosted by the real Zacherley who throws to the latest Land Shark bit.
  8. Chevy Chase starts an introduction from the monitor only to be interrupted by Danny DeVito Queen then takes the stage to perform Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
  9. We then meet Alan: A Video Game Junkie who is obsessed with video games highlighting the growing epidemic in a short film that is still pretty relevant today. Meanwhile, the people who want to fix this problem are more interested in getting children to spend their money on material good and use Pavlovian response electric training to cure the kids of their vice.
  10. Popiel Galactic Prophylactic is a fake ad for the strongest condoms ever made that are so durable that they can become family heirlooms.
  11. This week, new cast member Brad Hall gives us the newly named Saturday Night Live News where Piscopo gives us the sports, Brad Hall calls a corrupt politician at home and tells him off, Sweetchuck place a Father who reviews The Readers Digest Bible, and Chevy Checks in via satellite where he claims to be in Beirut even though he is clearly on the Tonight Show set. 
  12. We then get a sketch that makes fun of Late Night With David Letterman as he interviews Eddie as Gumby. Piscopo actually makes a pretty good Letterman when you keep in mind the Letterman from that time. Awe, they also parody Larry Bub Melman who was always my favorite of Dave's novelty guests.
  13. PTC Club is a parody of a TV preacher show where Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes her SNL premiere as the host who is only interested in money.
  14. Siskel And Ebert then break new grounds by reviewing the show while it's still in progress with genuinely interesting insights. Their big criticism is Chevy's phoned in appearance as he, in the monitor, makes faces behind their backs.
  15. Queen then returns to the stage to perform Under Pressure.
  16. Finally, Chevy Chase closes the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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