Saturday Night Live

Season 11 Episode 4

John Lithgow/Mr. Mister

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 07, 1985 on NBC
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John Lithgow/Mr. Mister
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Live from New York, it's... Randy Quaid! Sketches include "Reagan and Halley's Comet," "You're Going To Hell," "Bug Up The Butt," "Master Thespian," "Double R Rolls," "Ad Council," "Dad's Cliches," "Nancy Reagan sings 'That Old Black Magic'," "Mutiny on the U.S.S. Cameron," a guest performance by Sam Kinison, "Trojans," and "The Limits Of The Imagination." Mr. Mister performs "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie."moreless

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    Mr. Mister

    Mr. Mister

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    John Lithgow

    John Lithgow

    Himself

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    John Swartzwelder

    John Swartzwelder

    Sailor

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    Al Franken

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    Sam Kinison

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • During the "USS Cameron" sketch, Randy Quaid has trouble with the door on the set because the carpet continually bunches up and blocks it.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • John Lithgow: First of all, I just want to tell you- please, don't be disappointed that you're just our dress rehearsal audience. In fact, you're doing us a tremendous favor here. You know, you're just being our crowd, while we work out all the last-minute bugs, and.. who knows, you might be lucky - they tell me, half the time, the dress rehearsal goes ten times better than the real show. I know I'm a lot looser now than I'm gonna be three hours from now, I'll tell you that. I don't know, it's something about live television, knowing that millions and millions of people are watching every little move you make! I mean, to me, this is absolutely terrifying!
        I think it kind of takes me back to when I was a little boy.. the first stage play I ever acted in. I was one of the little kids in "The King And I", and when it came time for my first line, I was so paralyzed with nerves and fear, all I could think of to do was launch into "Getting To Know You" at the top of my lungs. hopefully, that's not going to happen later on this evening! Anyway, just remember all of you, this is a dress rehearsal. A lot of things are bound to go wrong.. but don't be too hard on us..
        Voice of Dave Wilson: John? John?
        John Lithgow: Yeah?
        Voice of Dave Wilson: You're on the air, John.
        John Lithgow: Sorry?
        Voice of Dave Wilson: You are on the air, John.
        John Lithgow: (laughing) What did I tell you about these clowns! This is Dave Wilson, he's our director. All through the rehearsal, he's going to be...
        Voice of Dave Wilson: John, we're live! You are on the air!
        John Lithgow: (looks at his watch) Davey, it's 8:37. I do have a wristwatch, you know?
        Voice of Dave Wilson: That's L.A. time!
        John Lithgow: (confused) What?
        Voice of Dave Wilson: It's 8:35 in L.A. It's 11:35 in New York! You never reset your watch!
        John Lithgow: (glances at his watch again, panics, getting nervous) Get Lorne Michaels out here, please... (slowly starts to sing "Getting To Know You", then engages the audience to sing along joyously) Thank you all very much, you've been a great audience!

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