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Saturday Night Live

Betty Thomas/Stray Cats (Season 9, Episode 4)
TV-14
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Music

Hosted by Hill Street Blues star Betty Thomas with music by The Stray Cats, the show is interrupted several times for special reports concerning the US invasion of Switzerland. The crisis came about after so-called 'Swiss Neutrallist' ...See moreHosted by Hill Street Blues star Betty Thomas with music by The Stray Cats, the show is interrupted several times for special reports concerning the US invasion of Switzerland. The crisis came about after so-called 'Swiss Neutrallist' short changed an American tourist in a chocolate shop. Two sketches starring Eddie Murphy, including the famous "James Brown Hot Tub" were prerecorded for this show. Meanwhile, on Saturday Night News, new guy Jim Belushi has trouble coming up with a catchphrase or routine that hasn't already been done. Written by The TV Archaeologist See less
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Directors
Dave Wilson | Claude Kerven (segments: Swiss Evacuation)
Editor
Joe Thompson (video tape)
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 5, 1983

Release date
Nov 5, 1983 (United States)

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Cast

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15 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Betty Thomas
Herself - Host / Various Herself - Host / Various   See fewer
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Jim Belushi
Various Various   See fewer
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Robin Duke
Various Various   See fewer
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Mary Gross
Various Various   See fewer
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Brad Hall
Saturday Night News Anchor / Various Saturday Night News Anchor / Various   See fewer
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Tim Kazurinsky
Various / Havnagootiim Vishnuuerheer Various / Havnagootiim Vishnuuerheer   See fewer
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Gary Kroeger
Various Various   See fewer
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Eddie Murphy
James Brown / Gumby James Brown / Gumby   See fewer
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Joe Piscopo
Various / Jesse Jackson / Ronald Reagan Various / Jesse Jackson / Ronald Reagan   See fewer
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The Stray Cats
Themselves - Musical Guest Themselves - Musical Guest   See fewer
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Don Pardo
Himself - Announcer (voice) Himself - Announcer (voice)   See fewer
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14 Karat Soul
Themselves (uncredited) Themselves (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cheryl Hardwick
Herself - Piano (uncredited) Herself - Piano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrew Smith
Larry Speakes (uncredited) Larry Speakes (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 37 votes