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Saturday Night Live

Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (Season 11, Episode 14)
TV-14
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Media giant Oprah Winfrey hosts this 1986 episode. Selected sketches and segments include A Color Purple take-off in the Cold Opening, "Cute Shop," "The Wart Hog," and "Craig Sundberg: Idiot Savant." For clearance reasons, episodes have ...See moreMedia giant Oprah Winfrey hosts this 1986 episode. Selected sketches and segments include A Color Purple take-off in the Cold Opening, "Cute Shop," "The Wart Hog," and "Craig Sundberg: Idiot Savant." For clearance reasons, episodes have been edited from their original version. See less
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Directors
Dave Wilson | Dan Perri (segments: opening montage)
Production Designers
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 12, 1986

Release date
Apr 12, 1986 (United States)

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23 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Joan Cusack
Various Various   See fewer
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Robert Downey Jr.
Himself / John Cougar Mellencamp / Jimmy Chance / Various (as Robert Downey) Himself / John Cougar Mellencamp / Jimmy Chance / Various (as Robert Downey)   See fewer
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Nora Dunn
Pat Stevens / Craig Sundberg / Ashley Ashley / Various Pat Stevens / Craig Sundberg / Ashley Ashley / Various   See fewer
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Anthony Michael Hall
Himself / Various Himself / Various   See fewer
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Jon Lovitz
Tommy Flanagan / Various Tommy Flanagan / Various   See fewer
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Dennis Miller
Weekend Update Anchor / Various Weekend Update Anchor / Various   See fewer
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Randy Quaid
The Wart Hog / Various The Wart Hog / Various   See fewer
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Terry Sweeney
Various Various   See fewer
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Danitra Vance
Cabrini Green Jackson / Various Cabrini Green Jackson / Various   See fewer
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Oprah Winfrey
Herself - Host / Various Herself - Host / Various   See fewer
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Joe Jackson
Himself - Musical Guest Himself - Musical Guest   See fewer
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A. Whitney Brown
Himself / Detective Himself / Detective   See fewer
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Don Novello
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Don Pardo
Himself - Announcer (voice) Himself - Announcer (voice)   See fewer
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Tom Davis
Commercial Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Commercial Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark McKinney
The Pat Stevens Show Announcer (voice) (uncredited) The Pat Stevens Show Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorne Michaels
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lenny Pickett
Himself - Saxophone (uncredited) Himself - Saxophone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lisa Ruffin
Various (uncredited) Various (uncredited)   See fewer
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G.E. Smith
Himself - Guitarist (uncredited) Himself - Guitarist (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Swartzwelder
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Van Ry
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Akira Yoshimura
Professor Chin (uncredited) Professor Chin (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 32 votes