I thought I’d try to get a few more names to faces here:
Burl Ives Fan: This extra has a small speaking role at the end of “Viewer Letter” in the Robert Blake show (Eddie Murphy dispelling that he hates white people like his Tyrone Green character).
Hallway Blondes: Right at the beginning of the Drew Barrymore show, these two extras get a few seconds of airtime before Brad Hall and Joe Piscopo enter the scene.
Garage Band drummer: The bearded guy. (Hey Late Show fans, that’s Tom “Bones” Malone with the bass!) [Addendum: Identified! He's Malone's personal assistant Barry Nicholls]
Guest singers, 11/05/88: The SNL Band would occasionally have a guest musician sitting in with them, and normally they would be acknowledged during the goodnights, or at least credited with the SNL Band personnel. I’ve been trying to identify them for a long time now.
I made a list of 10 random sketches that were taken out of repeat versions of SNL. By no means is it a complete list, but I figured it would be an interesting topic for an article. Read it here.
PS: if someone has a copy of the live Robert Blake show with “Best Little Whorehouse On The Prairie” intact, let me know. I didn’t include it in the list because I stuck to segments I’ve actually seen.
Is “Kids Just Love To Brush” merely a Cyndi Lauper parody that promotes good oral hygiene? Or is it really a chronicle of obsessive-compulsive behavior by Muppets that don’t even have teeth? You be the judge.
(SNL connection: the song was co-written by Cheryl Hardwick, longtime SNL band member).