Saturday Night Live

Season 8 Episode 6

Robert Blake/Kenny Loggins

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 13, 1982 on NBC
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Robert Blake/Kenny Loggins
Live from New York, it's... Merv Griffin! Sketches include "The Merv Griffin Show," "Shuttle Mission," "PBS Promo," "Talent Show," "Little House on the Prairie," "Masterful Theatre," "Eddie Murphy Loves White People," "A Message from Dick Ebersol," and "DTV."

Kenny Loggins performed "Heart to Heart" and "I Gotta Try."moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • During the "Masterful Theatre" sketch, an extra drops a glass as Joe Piscopo raises a toast, causing Piscopo and Eddie Murphy to flinch and break character.

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    • NOTES (4)

      • This broadcast marks the first of three on-air appearances by SNL's then-executive producer Dick Ebersol.

      • SNL returns to Studio 8H after a month in other studios.

      • Robert Blake was very uncooperative with the scripts that had been given him throughout the week. It was rumored that at one point, Blake crumbled up a script presented to him by Gary Kroeger, and threw it back in his face. (In 2014, Kroeger admitted that Blake "wiped his ass" with a piece he wrote.) It was speculated that Blake's poor attitude was a result of his dyslexia, and he only appeared in four sketches.

      • The press had made noise prior to this show that Andy Kaufman got into a fight with Dick Ebersol for cutting his scheduled appearance on SNL. It would have tied Kaufman with the Muppets for the most featured performances ever (fifteen). In truth, Kaufman and Ebersol had cooked up this viewers' vote themselves. Kaufman was left with the promise that, regardless of the outcome, he'd be allowed to return, but Ebersol made sure the decision of the viewing audience would be final.

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