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Season 01, Episode 01 821111

S01 E01

Feb 1, 1982
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821111 Feb 1, 1982 The show opens with a haunting intro by NYC-based character actor Calvert Deforest; the NBC Peacock girls introduce Dave; throughout the night, a welding demonstration is held backstage; Dave gives a tour of the backstage area; Bill Murray dances to Olivia Newton-John's hit "Physical"; “Shame of the City”; Dave and Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert experiment with air compression; Steve Fessler recites lines from the movie "Bowery at Midnight”; Dave gives an office tour to a man named Stanley and a cameraman.

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Season 01, Episode 02 821019

S01 E02

Feb 2, 1982
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821019 Feb 2, 1982 Dave selects an audience member named Sally to operate one of the show's cameras; in the first installment of "Limited Perspecitve," Manhattan-based dentist Norman Hoffman reviews Reds; Pat Paulsen reprises his walking-on-water act as first performed on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in 1969.

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Season 01, Episode 03 820922

S01 E03

Feb 3, 1982
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820922 Feb 3, 1982 After baseball great Hank Aaron is interviewed on the show, he leaves the set and is interviewed again by WNBC-TV's Al "Marv's Brother" Albert, asking him how the earlier interview went.

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Season 01, Episode 04 821110

S01 E04

Feb 4, 1982
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821110 Feb 4, 1982 A woman named Rita Stipo shows her home movies from New Year's Eve, 1954-55; in the first installment of "Stupid Pet Tricks," a dog hugs her owner, another sneezes and answers the phone, and a rabbit rides a skateboard; Joe Flaherty and John Candy plug "SCTV."

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Season 01, Episode 05 820728

S01 E05

Feb 8, 1982
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820728 Feb 8, 1982 As Walter Fairservis, a professor of Anthropology, drones on about his academic interests, a split-screen exposes Dave's hidden thoughts on how this interview is going. Also, a "man on the street"-type segment finds that the populace of New York City couldn't care less if the Empire State Building were demolished.

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Season 01, Episode 06 821117

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Season 01, Episode 08 820826

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Feb 11, 1982
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820826 Feb 11, 1982 Paul introduces the members of his as-yet-named house band; as a Valentine's Day tribute, Harve Mann sings a medley of television theme songs.

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Season 01, Episode 09 821007

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Season 01, Episode 13 820927

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820927 After being bumped from the debut episode of Late Night, Warren Zevon finally appears on the show, performing ""Excitable Boy.""

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Season 01, Episode 14 820726

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Season 01, Episode 15 Show #0001

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Season 01, Episode 18 Show #0004

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Season 01, Episode 19 Show #0005

S01 E19

Feb 8, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 20 Show #0006

S01 E20

Feb 9, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 21 Show #0007

S01 E21

Feb 10, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 22 Show #0008

S01 E22

Feb 11, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 23 Show #0009

S01 E23

Feb 15, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 24 Show #0010

S01 E24

Feb 16, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 25 Show #0011

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Feb 17, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 26 Show #0012

S01 E26

Feb 18, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 27 Show #0013

S01 E27

Feb 22, 1982
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Show #0013 Feb 22, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 28 Show #0014

S01 E28

Feb 23, 1982
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Show #0014 Feb 23, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 29 Show #0015

S01 E29

Feb 24, 1982
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Show #0015 Feb 24, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 30 Show #0016

S01 E30

Feb 25, 1982
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Show #0016 Feb 25, 1982 Remote: ""Celebrities and their Dry-Cleaning.""

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Season 01, Episode 31 Show #0017

S01 E31

Mar 1, 1982
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Show #0017 Mar 1, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 32 820603

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Season 01, Episode 33 Show #0018

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Mar 2, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 34 Show #0019

S01 E34

Mar 3, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 35 Show #0020

S01 E35

Mar 4, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 36 Show #0021

S01 E36

Mar 8, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 37 Show #0022

S01 E37

Mar 9, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 38 Show #0023

S01 E38

Mar 10, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 39 Show #0024

S01 E39

Mar 11, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 40 Show #0025

S01 E40

Mar 15, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 41 Show #0026

S01 E41

Mar 16, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 42 Show #0027

S01 E42

Mar 17, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 43 Show #0028

S01 E43

Mar 18, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 44 Show #0029

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Mar 22, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 45 Show #0030

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Mar 23, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 46 Show #0031

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Mar 24, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 47 Show #0032

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Mar 25, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 48 Show #0033

S01 E48

Mar 29, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 49 Show #0034

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Mar 30, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 50 Show #0035

S01 E50

Mar 31, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 51 Show #0036

S01 E51

Apr 1, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 52 Show #0037

S01 E52

Apr 5, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 53 Show #0038

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Apr 6, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 54 Show #0039

S01 E54

Apr 7, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 55 Show #0040

S01 E55

Apr 8, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 56 Show #0041

S01 E56

Apr 12, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 57 Show #0042

S01 E57

Apr 13, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 58 Show #0043

S01 E58

Apr 14, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 59 Show #0044

S01 E59

Apr 15, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 60 Show #0045

S01 E60

Apr 19, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 61 Show #0046

S01 E61

Apr 20, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 62 Show #0047

S01 E62

Apr 21, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 63 Show #0048

S01 E63

Apr 22, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 64 Show #0049

S01 E64

Apr 26, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 65 Show #0050

S01 E65

Apr 27, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 66 Show #0051

S01 E66

Apr 28, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 67 Show #0052

S01 E67

Apr 29, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 68 90 Minute Special

S01 E68

Apr 30, 1982
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90 Minute Special Apr 30, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 69 Show #0054

S01 E69

May 3, 1982
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Show #0054 May 3, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 70 Show #0055

S01 E70

May 4, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 71 Show #0056

S01 E71

May 5, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 72 Show #0057

S01 E72

May 6, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 73 Show #0058

S01 E73

May 10, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 74 Show #0059

S01 E74

May 11, 1982
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Show #0059 May 11, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 75 Show #0060

S01 E75

Jun 9, 1982
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Show #0060 Jun 9, 1982 A (bogus) look at the 1982 World's Fair; Hank Williams, Jr. is interviewed, and sings ""A Country Boy Can Survive;"" ""Celebrities and Their Auto Body Repairs;"" Elayne Boosler does stand-up; director John Carpenter plugs The Thing.

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Season 01, Episode 76 Show #0061

S01 E76

May 13, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 77 Show #0062

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May 17, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 78 Show #0063

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May 18, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 79 Show #0064

S01 E79

May 19, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 80 Show #0065

S01 E80

May 20, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 81 Show #0066

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Jun 28, 1982
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Show #0066 Jun 28, 1982 It's "Haircut Day," as throughout the show three student barbers cut the hair of audience participants; Alan King shares a clip from "The Ed Sullivan Show"; an ad for Melman Buslines.

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Season 01, Episode 82 Show #0067

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May 25, 1982
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Show #0067 May 25, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 83 Show #0068

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May 26, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 84 Show #0069

S01 E84

May 27, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 85 Show #0070

S01 E85

Jul 7, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 86 Show #0071

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Jun 1, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 87 Show #0072

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Jun 2, 1982
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Show #0072 Jun 2, 1982

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Season 01, Episode 88 Show #0073

S01 E88

Jul 12, 1982
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Show #0073 Jul 12, 1982 James Brown (in his first Late Night appearance) wings it with the World's Most Dangerous Band, hangs with Dave for four segments, and performs "Sex Machine," "There Was a Time," and "I Got the Feeling."

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Season 01, Episode 89 Show #0074

S01 E89

Jun 7, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 90 Show #0075

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Jun 8, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 91 Show #0076

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Show #0076 A (bogus) look at the 1982 World's Fair; Hank Williams, Jr. is interviewed, and sings ""A Country Boy Can Survive;"" ""Celebrities and Their Auto Body Repairs;"" Elayne Boosler does stand-up; director John Carpenter plugs The Thing.

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Season 01, Episode 92 Show #0077

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Jun 10, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 93 Show #0078

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Jun 21, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 94 Show #0079

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Jun 22, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 95 Show #0080

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Jun 23, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 96 Show #0081

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Jun 24, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 97 Show #0082

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Jun 28, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 98 Show #0083

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Jun 29, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 99 Show #0084

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Jun 30, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 100 Show #0085

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Jul 1, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 101 Show #0086

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Jul 5, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 102 Show #0087

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Jul 6, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 104 Show #0089

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Jul 8, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 105 Show #0090

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Jul 9, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 106 Show #0091

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Jul 12, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 107 Show #0092

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Jul 13, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 108 Show #0093

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Jul 14, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 109 Show #0094

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Jul 15, 1982
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Season 01, Episode 151 Show #0151

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Season 01, Episode 171 Show #0171

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