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The New Show
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Opening titles
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 9
Production
Running time 1 hour
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run January 9, 1984 – March 23, 1984

The New Show is a NBC sketch comedy show produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, which ran for only one season from January 6 to March 23, 1984. Apart from being 60 minutes in length and entirely pre-recorded, the show is similar in format to SNL. It was the lowest rated of 94 programs that aired during the 1983–84 television season, averaging a dismal 7.81 household rating. It was scheduled opposite Matt Houston & Falcon Crest.

Episodes[edit]

# Original Airdate Guest Stars Musical Guest Cast Also appearing Sketches
1 January 6 1984 Steve Martin
Jeff Goldblum
Catherine O'Hara
New Edition Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
G.E. Smith
Billie Jean music video takeoff (Martin, DT)
Teacher's lounge and talent show tryouts (Goldblum, VB, DT, Smith, Jakobson)
Statement of Principles for The New Show (Martin)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, plus DT as Bob Hope)
1984 takeoff (everyone)
Joy Behar – Make Me Laugh Part I (film segment)
I've...been...drugged (Martin, O'Hara, Goldblum)
2 January 13 1984 John Candy
Carrie Fisher
Paul Simon Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Maura Moynihan
James Downey
Ruth Gordon and Orson Welles (VB, Candy)
Why don't you check on the baby? (Fisher)
Mountain Mike (DT, Simon, Candy)
Time Truck (everyone)
Andropov faking illness (everyone)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, Candy as Pavarotti)
Paul Simon music video
Roy's Food Repair (everyone)
3 January 20 1984 Kevin Kline
Gilda Radner
John Candy
David Johansen Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Maura Moynihan
Opening with DT introducing cast (BH, VB)
Gilda with her dog (also with DT)
Introducing Kevin Kline and John Candy
The Hustler (Kline, Candy, DT, BH, other extras)
Good mailman, bad mailman (Radner, DT, Candy, VB)
Olympic moment (Kline and Radner as skaters without skates)
The Hustler contd
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, Candy as John Madden, DT as Liberace, Candy as Big Boy)
Buster Poindexter and the Banshees of Blues (Johansen)
The Hustler contd
Den of Revulsion (ewwwww!) (VB, Radner, BH, Kline, Candy, DT)
The Muensters (primetime soap takeoff) (everyone)
4 February 3 1984 Raul Julia
Penny Marshall
Randy Newman Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Tom Davis
Restaurant of Revulsion (ewwwww!) (VB, DT, Marshall, BH, Julia)
Penny Marshall does breakdancing with The Dynamic Breakers
Walter Cronkite's World of Bloopers (DT, Marshall)
Randy Newman performs
Scarface takeoff (everyone)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, Marshall, VB, plus DT as Olivier)
Trivial Pursuit (Marshall, DT, VB, Newman)
Maggie Jakobson does black cheerleaders
Randy Newman music video: I Love L.A.
Zorka The Moth (Marshall, Julia)
5 February 10 1984 Randy Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Catherine O'Hara
John Cougar Mellencamp Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
N/A Buck Henry's Bikini Theater
Commandos From Hell (Quaids)
The Frightened Family (with DT, VB, O'Hara, BH)
Mental Telepathy (with Dennis Quaid, O'Hara, DT, BH, VB)
Weekend Tonight (with BH and DT, O'Hara as Wendy O. Williams)
Sister and her pranking brothers (Quaids, O'Hara)
The Naughty Lady (Quaids, VB, BH, O'Hara, DT)
World of Nature (BH, O'Hara)
Joy Behar – Make Me Laugh Part II (film segment)
6 February 17 1984 Steve Martin
Catherine O'Hara
Cyndi Lauper Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Tom Davis
Maura Moynihan
Jim McKay at the Olympics (DT, VB)
Steve Martin asks "What Kind of Guy Watches the New Show?"
Couple seeing the doctor about "going unconscious" (DT, O'Hara, BH)
Steve Martin as Italian gigolo (also with O'Hara)
Cyndi Lauper performs
New York Daily Bugle (Martin, O'Hara, BH, DT)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, O'Hara as Julie Andrews, DT as Boy George)
Problem with extras (everyone)
New employee (DT, BH, Moynihan)
Cyndi Lauper performs
Film segment: "The Day Before"
7 March 9 1984 Candice Bergen
Steve Guttenberg
Rick James Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Tom Davis
Al Franken
Maura Moynihan
Going to Work (VB)
Let's Make A Deal for doing the show (BH, Bergen, Guttenberg)
Campaign Trail of Blood (DT, Guttenberg, BH)
Vacationers forgot their camera (Bergen, BH)
Smooth talking Jeb avoids a lynching (Guttenberg, Davis, Franken, BH, DT, Jakobson)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, also DT as Ed Koch
Chip Masters: Organ Donor (Moynihan, BH, VB, Guttenberg, Davis, DT)
Menudo mockumentary
Rick James
8 March 16 1984 Laraine Newman
John Candy
Laurie Anderson Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Tom Davis
Al Franken
Buck insists it is a live audience (BH, Newman, Candy)
Asian convenience store clerk (DT, Candy)
Ping pong scene being filmed (Candy, BH, Davis, Franken)
The Frightened Family (BH, DT, Candy, Newman, VB)
Weekend Tonight (BH, DT, plus DT as Michael Caine, Candy as Tip O'Neill)
Twilight Zonettes (everyone)
Desiree Silver's Film Talk (Jakobson, Newman, Candy, VB)
9 March 23, 1984 Teri Garr The Pretenders Valri Bromfield
Buck Henry
Dave Thomas
Maggie Jakobson
Maura Moynihan
Tom Davis
Al Franken
Buck speaks of cast as family (BH, Garr, Thomas)
Union Scabs meeting (BH, Thomas, Franken, Davis, others)
Ping pong scene being filmed (Candy, BH, Davis, Franken)
Floont Artney (BH, Thomas)
Dave's evil brother Bill tangles with Buck, Teri, and audience (BH, Garr, Thomas)
The Pretenders
Mr. Grandmom (Thomas, Garr, Bromfield)
Weekend Tonight (BH, Thomas, plus Davis and Garr)
Terri Garr hands out samples in supermarket (everyone)
The Pretenders
Where's The Beef themed wedding (everyone)

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