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Episode #1.7 (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 23 min | Comedy

Despite this week's show being a "Salute to Summer" Lester (Ian Buchanan) insists that Bud Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer) book The Woman With No Name (Bellina Logan) to appear. She is the leader of a group of beatniks known as "the Voids". But ...See moreDespite this week's show being a "Salute to Summer" Lester (Ian Buchanan) insists that Bud Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer) book The Woman With No Name (Bellina Logan) to appear. She is the leader of a group of beatniks known as "the Voids". But he still wants to destroy Betty (Marla Rubinoff) so he and Nicole plot with a scientist to subject Betty to a "voice destroyer" which will prevent her from singing on the show. They need a sample of her voice but Betty has vowed not to speak until she can remember her mother's name. The show begins and Lester and Betty perform a duet but Lester manages to subject himself to the voice destroyer, leaving him croaking and bleating. Budwaller cues the Woman With No Name, who performs an interpretive dance involving shoes. In the midst of this Betty begins singing a song featuring the name "Mary" and is overjoyed to realize that Mary is her mother's name. She exhorts everyone in America to call their mothers. Mr. Zoblotnick (Sydney Lassick) and Valdja, (David L. Lander) enamored of the Woman With No Name because in their language "beatnik" means "bootmaker", join her and her crew in the dance. Budwaller, bending to the will of the people, joins in. See less
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Updated Dec 31, 1992

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1992 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Ian Buchanan
Lester Guy Lester Guy   See fewer
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Nancye Ferguson
Ruth Trueworthy Ruth Trueworthy   See fewer
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Miguel Ferrer
Bud Budwaller Bud Budwaller   See fewer
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Gary Grossman
Bert Schein Bert Schein   See fewer
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Marvin Kaplan
Dwight McGonigle Dwight McGonigle   See fewer
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David L. Lander
Valdja Gochktch Valdja Gochktch   See fewer
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Kim McGuire
Nicole Thorne Nicole Thorne   See fewer
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Marla Rubinoff
Betty Hudson (as Marla Jeanette Rubinoff) Betty Hudson (as Marla Jeanette Rubinoff)   See fewer
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Tracey Walter
'Blinky' Watts 'Blinky' Watts   See fewer
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John Quade
Billy 'The Ear' Mulkahey Billy 'The Ear' Mulkahey   See fewer
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Bellina Logan
Woman With No Name Woman With No Name   See fewer
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Sydney Lassick
Mr. Zoblotnick Mr. Zoblotnick   See fewer
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Gregory Sporleder
Sax Player Sax Player   See fewer
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Irwin Keyes
Shorty the Stagehand Shorty the Stagehand   See fewer
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Everett Greenbaum
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Buddy Douglas
Buddy Morris Buddy Morris   See fewer
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Raleigh Friend
Hurry Up Twin Hurry Up Twin   See fewer
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Raymond Friend
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7.2 / 10 | 56 votes