Saturday Night Live Season 9

Saturday Night Live Season 9 :
Saturday Night Live aired its ninth season during the 19831984 television season on NBC. The ninth season started on October 8 1983 and ended on May 12 1984. Before the start of the season the entire cast returned for another season. The only change was the hiring of Jim Belushi. The notable moment of season was when Eddie Murphy left the show mid-season. After 48 Hours Murphy's star began to eclipse that of Joe Piscopo's. From the start of season 7 Dick Ebersol made it clear that his strategy was to showcase Murphy and Piscopo as much as possible while all the other cast members would play mainly supporting roles and were treated with very little patience by the producers. When Murphy's 48 Hours co-star Nick Nolte dropped out of hosting at the last minute Ebersol offered Murphy the chance to host a move that Piscopo would perceive as a major slight. Piscopo would later claim Ebersol used Murphy's success to divide the two erstwhile friends and play them against one another. Others countered that Piscopo was simply being a prima donna; said one writer Eddie Murphy's fame went to Joe Piscopo's head.

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 1

Episode 1 - [Brandon Tartikoff John Cougar]
Details : Sketches include In Brandon's Office NBC Junket Gumby's Rehearsal Larry's Corner and Whiner Show Ideas. John Cougar Mellancamp performs Tumblin' Down and Pink Houses.
Guest Cast and Crew : Brandon Tartikoff as Host | John Cougar Mellencamp as Musical Guest | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Oct. 08, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 2

Episode 2 - [Danny Devito And Rhea Perlman Eddy Grant]
Details : Sketches are Calvin Klein Cream Pies Mister Robinson's Neighborhood Crazy Edelman Book Beat What Would Frank Do? Amos n' Andy and Spanish Class. Eddy Grant performs I Don't Wanna Dance Electric Avenue and Living on the Front Line.
Guest Cast and Crew : Rhea Perlman | Danny DeVito as Himself - Host | Eddy Grant | Dick Cavett | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Oct. 15, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 3

Episode 3 - [John Candy Men At Work]
Details : Sketches include Jim and Mr. Mambo Doc Edmund Village of the Damned Little Rascals Eddie Murphy in the Suburbs Dr. Tongue's Offer Candace's Fantasy Shack and Prison for the Winter. Men at Work perform Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Jive.
Guest Cast and Crew : John Candy | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Oct. 22, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 4

Episode 4 - [Betty Thomas Stray Cats]
Guest Cast and Crew : Betty Thomas | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Nov. 05, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 5

Episode 5 - [Teri Garr Mick Fleetwood's Zoo]
Details : Sketches include Cheerleader Practice Mister Robinson's Neighborhood History: The Real Story School Assembly and Caffiene Achievers. The Zoo (featuring Lindsey Buckingham) performs Tonight.
Guest Cast and Crew : Mick Fleetwood | Joel Hodgson | Lindsey Buckingham | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Nov. 12, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 6

Episode 6 - [Jerry Lewis Loverboy]
Guest Cast and Crew : Jerry Lewis | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Nov. 19, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 7

Episode 7 - [Smothers Brothers Big Country]
Guest Cast and Crew : Larry Holmes | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Dec. 03, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 8

Episode 8 - [Flip Wilson Stevie Nicks]
Guest Cast and Crew : Stevie Nicks as Musical Guest | Joel Hodgson | Flip Wilson as Host | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Dec. 10, 1983

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 9

Episode 9 - [Don Novello Huey Lewis And The News]
Details : Sketches are National Phone-In Democratic Primary Tasteless Choice The Ghost of Buckwheat Countdown '84: The Candidates Nice Boys Don't Get Girls Pregnant and Phone-In Results. The News perform Heart And Soul and I Want a New Drug.
Guest Cast and Crew : Don Novello | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Jan. 14, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 10

Episode 10 - [Michael Palin Mary Palin The Motels]
Details : Sketches include Donahue Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood and Powerful Living Snaps. The Motels perform Suddenly Last Summer.
Guest Cast and Crew : Michael Palin | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Jan. 21, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 11

Episode 11 - [Don Rickles Billy Idol]
Details : Live From New York it's... Joe Piscopo! Sketches include TV President Kannon AE-1 I Married A Monkey The Hamlisch Maneuver Fascinating People And Their Friends Witness Protection Romeo and Juilet El Dorko and Becky and This Is Your Afterlife. Billy Idol performed White Wedding and Rebel Yell.
Guest Cast and Crew : Brandon Tartikoff as Host | Joyce Brothers | Billy Idol | Don Rickles | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Jan. 28, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 12

Episode 12 - [Robin Williams Adam Ant]
Details : Sketches include Olympic Coverage Rock And Roll ...and then some Gandhi And The Bandit Firing Line and MTV News. Adam Ant performs Strip.
Guest Cast and Crew : Adam Ant | Robin Williams | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Feb. 11, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 13

Episode 13 - [Jamie Lee Curtis The Fixx]
Details : Sketches include Rappin' Jimmy B. Semi-Competant Video Store Clerk The Julia Show Jimmy and Jamie Lee Rehearse People Transit and Texxon. The Fixx performs One Thing Leads to Another.
Guest Cast and Crew : Jamie Lee Curtis as Herself - Host | Joel Hodgson | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Feb. 18, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 14

Episode 14 - [Edwin Newman Kool And The Gang]
Details : Sketches include SNL Hairdressers Edwin Newman and James Brown and Prose and Cons. Kool And the Gang perform Celebrate.
Guest Cast and Crew : Edwin Newman | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Feb. 25, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 15

Episode 15 - [Billy Crystal Al Jarreau]
Details : Sketches include St. Patrick's Day Party Hung Like Me Unexplained Questions of the Universe. Family in the Attic Bad Career Moves Ronald Reagen and Sammy Davis Jr. God's Place The Womb and SNL's First Episode. Al Jarreau sang Mornin' and Trouble In Paradise.
Guest Cast and Crew : Ed Koch | Al Jarreau | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Mar. 17, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 16

Episode 16 - [Michael Douglas Deniece Williams]
Details : Sketches include Lost Script MTV News Four Minutes to Live (film) TV's Foul-Ups Bleeps Blunders Bloopers Practical Jokes And Political Debates Sugar or Plain (film) and Footless. Deniece Williams performs Let's Hear It for the Boy.
Guest Cast and Crew : Michael Douglas | Kenny Loggins | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Apr. 07, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 17

Episode 17 - [George Mcgovern Madness]
Details : Sketches include 60 Minutes Menage a Trois Book Talk and My Brother The Loser.
Guest Cast and Crew : Clara Peller | George McGovern | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : Apr. 14, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 18

Episode 18 - [Barry Bostwick Spinal Tap]
Details : Sketches are Simulated Cat Fight Foldgers Crystals Lie Detector Test Spinal Tap Interview Guest Performance: A. Whitney Brown 2 on the Town and Texxon. Spinal Tap perform Christmas with the Devil and Big Bottom.
Guest Cast and Crew : A. Whitney Brown | Barry Bostwick | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : May. 05, 1984

Saturday Night Live Season 9 Episode 19

Episode 19 - [Billy Crystal Ed Koch Edwin Newman Father Guido Sarducci Betty Thomas The Cars]
Details : Sketches include Frank And Sammy Sarducci And Nelson Nose Guard Hello Trudy! Needleman the Dentist and Stooges Self-Defense. The Cars perform Drive.
Guest Cast and Crew : Ed Koch | Betty Thomas | Joel Hodgson | Don Novello | Edwin Newman | Timothy Hutton | Director : Dave Wilson |
Air Date : May. 12, 1984