Saturday Night Live

Season 10 Episode 1

(no host)/Thompson Twins

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 06, 1984 on NBC
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(no host)/Thompson Twins
Sketches include "Lifestyles of Relatives of the Rich and Famous" (film), "The Olympic Torch," "Wheel of Fortune Interview," "Grandpa Howard," "Syncronized Swimming" (film), "First Draft Theater," "Stuffed Pants" (film), "Rich Hall's Election Report," "Bob Guccione," and "Book Beat."

Thompson Twins perform "Hold Me Now" and "The Gap."moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • At the beginning of the "Wheel of Fortune Interview" sketch, Christopher Guest bumps his head on a low-slung boom microphone.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Nelson Hepburn: For many years, Dom DeLuise would stop by. One time, he was famished and in a hurry, he said, "I'll have four to go." And he gobbled one down, not waiting, and it got choking in his throat! I ran behind him, I gave him the Heimlich, hit him in the stomach, and it popped out, fell into the water, I resold it, no one was the wiser.. .

    • NOTES (7)

      • Ray Donovan, Secretary of Labor in the Reagan administration from 1981-85, was originally scheduled to host this episode.

      • This is the third season in a row to have no featured players (the only time this has happened since the first four "classic" seasons).

      • Beginning with this episode, this season also featured a bizarre (yet memorable) opening montage, depicting the SNL cast as giants in New York City with flying hot dogs and cockroaches.

      • With this broadcast, Billy Crystal is the first actor to join the cast after hosting the show.

      • Billy Crystal is the "host" of the show, performing the monologue and anchoring "Saturday Night News" as his alter ego Fernando Lamas.

      • Christopher Guest, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Rich Hall and Pamela Stephenson join the cast with this episode.

      • Harry Shearer becomes the "Grover Cleveland" of SNL by returning to the cast four years after he left the show.

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