Saturday Night Live

Season 7 Episode 4

Donald Pleasence/Fear

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 31, 1981 on NBC
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Donald Pleasence/Fear
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Sketches include "Vomiting for Luck," "Jogger Motel," "Profiles in British Courage," "Last Night I Killed My Husband" (musical number), "Two Faces of Jerry," "Pumpkin Carving" (film), "Tales From The Hip," "Annie Intermission," "Sugar Breakfast," "Andy Warhol's TV" (film), "The Vic Salukin Show," and Eddie Murphy stand-up.

Fear performed "I Don't Care About You" and medley of "Beef Bologna," "New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones," and "Let's Have A War."moreless

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    Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

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    Fear

    Fear

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    Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

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    John Belushi

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      • Fear's performance took place in front of a group of east coast-based punk musicians. One of them, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, grabs a live mic and screams, "New York sucks!" several times between songs.

      • Dick Ebersol prohibited several gross-out pieces Michael O'Donoghue had commissioned, among them: "Grand Guignol White House," in which the Reagan family cannibalized Jane Fonda after hacking her to pieces; Pleasence playing an aging sophisticate dining with an attractive young woman (Ebersole), who, unbeknownst to her, is draining blood out of her arm and filling it into their wine bottle; and a Nazi death camp commander's alleged "excuse" for slaughtering Jews. Despite the omissions, this episode is generally considered to have some of the darkest humor in the show's history.

      • One other sketch that was originally written for the show was the Michael O'Donoghue penned "Silverman in the Bunker" sketch, a short film treating Fred Silverman's final days as NBC President a la Adolf Hitler. The sketch was pulled after Silverman threatened to sue. O'Donoghue complained to the press about the film being cut, which he said featured his most brilliant writing, which in turn led to his firing from the show two months later.

      • John Belushi agreed to make an appearance as long as the punk band Fear was scheduled as musical guest. Little did NBC know of their violent, body-slamming antics and offensive lyrics, so the network cut away as the band trashed the stage during the middle of their last song. Fear was then banned from ever appearing on the show again.

        This is also John Belushi's final SNL appearance.

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