If anyone has the following, please e-mail me DIRECTLY at bjdwsmATgmailDOTcom.
In particular, I am looking for:
-Bill Murray / Spinners (12/12/81): The live broadcast was interrupted by a news bulletin about martial law being declared in Poland, and the goodnights have a somber Bill Murray erroneously mentioninf that “the Soviets invaded Poland”. Robin Duke and Christine Ebersole are visibly crying. The rerun cuts most of the goodnights except for Bill saying that “our hearts are with the good people of Poland”.
-Robert Blake / Kenny Loggins (11/13/82): this is my most wanted episode because the rerun version is brutally edited. The entire “Best Little Whorehouse on The Prairie” sketch was removed from the rerun, as was Dick Ebersol saying Andy Kaufman was no longer funny enough to be on SNL. There’s also a visible edit after the “Jawgasms” line in the Dr. Jack Badofsky bit on Saturday Night News. I have also found out there may be another segment missing but I am not entirely sure what.
-The Smothers Brothers / Big Country (12/03/83): the rerun cuts out the “Know Your Neighbor” sketch where Jim Belushi laughs when Julia Louis-Dreyfus explains Hanukkah traditions, as well as a musical interlude by the Smothers Brothers called “Fantasy For Auto Horn & Electronic Pulse in D Minor”.
-Flip Wilson / Stevie Nicks (12/10/83): the rerun edits out half of Flip’s monologue where he tells a Polish joke, and also removes a commercial parody with Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Gross) for “Older Sisters Of The Young”
-Don Rickles / Billy Idol (01/28/84): the rerun removes a 10-to-1 segment with David Letterman (Joe Piscopo) and Pee-Wee Herman (Mary Gross) advertising the David Letterman 2nd Anniversary Show in the SNL timeslot the next week.
-Billy Crystal, Betty Thomas, Mayor Ed Koch, Edwin Newman, Father Guido Sarducci / The Cars (05/12/84): I have an original air version of this one but there are segments paused out, including a sketch about Godzilla attacking a sushi restaurant that got cut from the rerun (only the last minute remains in my recording).
-Tom Hanks / Sade (12/14/85): The rerun version is missing a sketch with Nora Dunn and Joan Cusack as mothers taking a break from Christmas shopping.
-Tony Danza / Laurie Anderson (04/19/86): rerun is missing an AT&T commercial parody where Cliff Robertson (Randy Quaid) destroys his phone.
Even if you don’t have these episodes, I’m interested in original live airings of the following episodes as a “second-tier” want list. The 1985-86 SNLs are of interest because of the amount of alterations done in post-production for the reruns (canned laughter, dress rehearsal substitutions):
-Chevy Chase / Queen (09/25/1982)
-Howard Hesseman / Men At Work (10/23/82)
-Eddie Murphy / Lionel Richie (12/11/82)
-Bruce Dern / Leon Redbone (03/12/83)
-Susan Saint James / Michael McDonald (04/16/83)
-Brandon Tartikoff / John Cougar (10/08/83)
-Father Guido Sarducci / Huey Lewis & The News (01/14/84)
-Michael Palin & his mother / The Motels (01/21/84)
-Edwin Newman / Kool & The Gang (02/25/83)
-Chevy Chase / Sheila E. (11/16/85)
-John Lithgow / Mr. Mister (12/07/85)
-Ron Reagan / The Nelsons (02/08/86)
-Jerry Hall / Stevie Ray Vaughn (02/15/86)
-George Wendt & Francis Ford Coppola / Philip Glass (03/22/86)
-Paul Simon & Catherine Oxenberg / Ladysmith Black Mambazo (05/10/86)
-Jimmy Breslin / Level 42, E.G. Daily (05/17/86)
-Anjelica Huston & Billy Martin / George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic
-Original live broadcasts frpm 1980-81 except for Elliott Gould, Karen Black, Charlene Tilton or Chevy Chase
-Original live broadcasts from 1981-82 except for those listed above, Rod Stewart, John Madden, James Coburn, Bruce Dern, Robert Urich, Daniel J. Travanti
or Danny DeVito.
-Original live broadcasts from 1982-83 not listed above except for Louis Gossett Jr., Drew Barrymore, Sid Caesar, Howard Hesseman / Tom Petty or Joan Rivers.
-Original live broadcasts from 1983-84 not listed above except for Jerry Lewis, Robin Williams, or George McGovern.
-Original live broadcasts of the Pamela Sue Martin, Mr. T & Hulk Hogan, and Howard Cosell shows from 1984-85.
-Original live broadcasts from 1985-86 not listed above except for Madonna and Dudley Moore.
-Original live broadcasts of the Sam Kinison, Robin Williams, Steve Guttenberg, William Shatner, Joe Montana/Walter Payton and Paul Shaffer shows from 1986-87.
-Original live broadcasts from 1987-88 except for the Steve Martin, Sean Penn, Dabney Coleman and Robert Mitchum shows.
-Original live broadcasts of the Dolly Parton, Wayne Gretzky and Steve Martin shows of 1988-89.
-Original live broadcasts of the Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, and Candice Bergen shows from 1989-90.
I’m also interested in vintage NBC Letterman episodes or complete w/o/c episodes of Fridays.
I am also looking for the following St. Elsewhere episodes:
2-22: Hello, Goodbye
3-13: Dr. Wyler, I Presume
3-14: Whistle, Wyler Works
3-15: Bye, George
3-16: Saving Face
3-17: Give The Boy A Hand
3-18: Any Portrait In A Storm
3-19: Red, White, Black and Blue
3-20: Amazing Face
3-21: Murder, She Rote
3-22: Tears of a Clown
3-23: Bang The Eardrum Slowly
4-5: Slice O’ Life
4-12: The Boom Boom Womb
4-16: Family Affair
4-19: Out on a Limb
4-20: Come Home, Oh Sapien
4-22: Black’s Magic
4-23: The Equalizer
5-22: Slip Sliding Away
6-2: The Idiot and the Odyssey
6-3: A Moon for the Misbegotten
6-12: Final Cut
6-13: Heaven’s Skate
6-15: Fairytale Theatre
6-16: Down and Out on Beacon Hill
6-17: Their Town
6-19: Requiem For A Heavyweight
6-21: The Abby Singer Show.
As well, if anyone has any recordings of any Almost Live! episodes from KING 5 from before the format changed to all sketch comedy, I’m very interested. I’m assisting with the episode guide at georgebuford.com and those episodes won’t reair because of the different format or different recording medium, as well the age of the tapes makes KING 5 wary to air them again because they don’t want to risk having them get destroyed when they try playing them back.