SNL: S15E07... HOST: JOHN GOODMAN... DATE: DECEMBER 2, 1989

SNL: S15E07... HOST: JOHN GOODMAN... DATE: DECEMBER 2, 1989

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with It Used To Be A Wonderful Life which obviously was a parody of It's A Wonderful Life where this go around "Jimmy Stewart" is meeting with the House Banking Committee to answer for the money he lost. Rather than this being a tale about the true meaning of community, this version of the story highlights the extent of political/corporate greed ending with the announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. John Goodman then opened the show with a monolog about all of the successes that are happening in his life, including two new movies, a recent marriage and his ongoing role on Roseanne. We then went backstage to see Victoria Jackson and Goodman's sit-com wife who is getting more attention than him to the point where no one is paying attention to our host because everyone, including the writer Conan O'Brien, is in the hall asking for autographs.
  3. This was followed by a fake ad for BeautyBath from a couple years ago where "Imelda Marcos" pitches her line of bubble bath.
  4. Wayne's World then returned for another installment where this time the two basement dwelling cable hosts talk about movies before interviewing John Goodman who plays the town's police chief who they invited onto the show to prank after being arrested for throwing snowballs at passing cars. This turns the sketch into an impromptu America's Most Wanted where Wayne and Garth reenact local crimes as Sheriff Goodman describes them.
  5. Cooking With The Anal-Retentive Chef also returned for another segment where once again the clean freak of a host spend so much time tidying after sharing step one of his pot pie recipe that he never gets around to step two. Only this week, he has John Goodman, who plays a Cajun chef as his special guest who couldn't care less about cleanliness which drives our anal host over the edge.
  6. Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive A Car was yet another return sketch where this week the driving feline has a run in with Martians while driving around with Dana Carvey and Victoria Jackson who play his owners. The sketch ends with the cat driving into the Washington Monument while piloting the UFO. 
  7. K.D. Lang And The Reclines then took to the stage to perform Pullin' Back The Reins.
  8. Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, Jon Lovitz's Annoying Man character returned for another segment where he does nothing but pesters Dennis Miller.
  9. The Mike Ditka Type-A Christmas Special was as the title suggests a Christmas Special hosted by Phil Hartman who played the coach of the Bears who has strong opinions of how to be festive while at the same time being proactive.
  10. The Referee Pitman Show was a sports show parody playing off of the trope of a blind referee where Goodman as referee Pitman can't even explain his own calls and spends the entire talk show defending his visual accuracy.
  11. K.D. Lang And The Reclines then returned to the stage to perform Johnny Get Angry.
  12. We then went to an upper-class suburban home to meet John Goodman and Nora Dunn who play the parents of Mike Myers who has recently joined the Crips and is sharing his experience with his uber-white parents as if he had just joined a country club. 
  13. We then got a repeat of the fake ThirtySomething Cereal ad from a few episodes ago.
  14. Finally, John Goodman closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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