(August 8th, 1987) This is a continuation of the previous week's show. It's pretty involved so pay attention...Gareth Van Oester has absconded with Guy and is blackmailing Arnie Upshoe. Arnie is stuck doing Gareth’s bidding. Gareth holds the show hostage by threatening to contact the FCC about the mock telethon they had last week.
Arnie figures that the only way he’s going to free Guy and control Gareth is by studying hypnotism. Arnie becomes the Great Arnac! Meanwhile Gareth decides the show needs culture, he trashes the movie and opts for highlights from great Wagner operas. Finally, Arnie succeeds in hypnotizing Gareth, Guy is free! He tells Arnie that he was given divine instructions for them to continue their BTU Telethon. If they don’t, Oral Roberts will kill them.
Arnac’s hypnotism eventually wears off on Gareth and he contacts Mr. Seddler T. Clamhash at the FCC. Guy and Arnie take advantage of the fact that Gareth is wearing a Viking helmet and tout him as the devil - the very evil that the BTU Telethon is raising funds to battle. Mr. Clamhash calls in, but not to prosecute, he wants to give a hefty donation. For the first time Gareth realizes how much money Guy and Arnie are making, he joins in their efforts and willingly portrays the devil himself. But something goes wrong! Gareth begins to get into his role a little too much! And THAT’S when things get weird.