For those of you who had trouble sleeping without the latest Least-Loved Bedtime Tale, here’s another one. It’s my personal favorite: The Little Train That Died. It features a very young Jodie Foster essentially as the straight man. It seems it would no longer do to have Mr. Mike tell his tale directly to the audience; he now had to have an avid listener visibly present. The visual element would gradually increase as time went on.
I should point out that all of the Least-Loved Bedtime Tales posted here are available on the DVD of Saturday Night Live – The Complete Second Season.
“The Little Train That Died” originally aired on November 27, 1976.