Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by David Fischer, Sep 25, 2020.
Outside of the opening sketches/WU, not as heavily as you might think.
I remember all the cast quitting that year. Did all the writers quit too?
Then he was in a Jackie Rodgers Jr Jackpot Wad sketch. Matched up with Crystal as “Sammy Davis, Jr”. I vividly remember the sketch. Sammy saying Yiddish-isms and Rob guessing “Things you hock up in the morning!”
Yes. If not all, then almost all. The only holdovers were director Dave Wilson, talent coordinator Neil Levy (who was some relation to Lorne Michaels, possibly his cousin), and Walter Williams, who continued contributing Mr. Bill films. Probably most of the technical crew as well.
that was a rough one
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Gee the same as Hula edited too death,not just all the music
There were seven episodes that never aired on KDOC when I was watching in the late '80s:
Dick Cavett / Jimmy Cliff (1/31/76)
Dyan Cannon / Leon & Mary Russell (5/15/76)
Kris Kristofferson / Rita Coolidge (7/31/76)
Ruth Gordon / Chuck Berry (1/22/77)
Milton Berle / Ornette Coleman (4/14/79)
Eric Idle / Bob Dylan (10/20/79)
Kirk Douglas / Sam & Dave (2/23/80)
For years I had a pretty dim view of Rocket because of my SNL fandom. He sort of was the face of that unwatchable season. Looking back now though after his sad decline and demise, he certainly had the looks and charisma to stand out, and maybe under better circumstances and some improve work he couldn't been more successful in live skit TV.
He was good in his acting parts post-SNL though. I recall him playing a heavy in an episode of "Moonlighting," and just last night I watched the Disney feature "Hocus Pocus" with my wife and young daughter and was surprised to see him in a pretty big supporting part as the dad. Entirely delightful performance. It's really a shame how it all ended for him.
After SNL, Newman pulled a "Jennifer Grey" and got a nose job that made her instantly anonymous. I watched her on some sitcom and had no idea it was her until I saw her name in the credits.
100% agree. The best years were actually the Carvey, Hartman, Nealon, Meyers, Farley years.
Charlie Rocket had a very visible role in the first 10-15 minutes of Dances with Wolves, but it didn't turn into the breakout role that I think he was hoping for. The producer agreed with me that he had a very sad end, and should have had a much bigger career. But I gotta say, after seeing all those awful Season 6 shows (or at least the segments available on Peacock), Rocket was terrible as the "Weekend Update" guy compared to Chevy Chase or Bill Murray.
He a good job as Richard Addison, Dave's (Bruce Willis) jerk brother with a heart on a recurring role.
I believe he played "dream Ed Norton" to Bruce's "Ralph Kramden" and Cybill's "Alice" in a post-coupling episode.
Shearer became a castmember again in 1984-85, so he must not have held too much of a grudge.
Also, Spinal Tap was on "SNL" 1983-84, so he'd re-appeared on the show before he re-joined the cast...
Shearer's grudge was against Michaels and the staff at the time. When he came back (first with Spinal Tap, then as a cast member) Ebersol was in charge and it was a completely different staff. Although he wound up becoming disgruntled with the show during his second stint also, and left midway through the 1984-85 season.
Just saying that Vidiot left the impression that after 1979-80, Shearer had zero to do with "SNL" again...
Well, if we change the date to 1985 he would be correct, I believe. I'm pretty sure Shearer has had nothing to do with the show since then.
In the past few months, Gilbert's podcast guests have included 2 hosts from the SNL 80-81 season -- Robert Hays and Malcolm McDowell. Those podcasts included discussions of the SNL shows they hosted.
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