In December 1984, Christopher Guest became the new anchor.In 1985, Lorne Michaels returned to produce the show, bringing the Weekend Update name with him. Subliminal" character and as the straight man in many highlights such as "Operaman" and "Cajun Man" (with both characters being played by Adam Sandler), and Chris Farley's "Bennett Brauer" character.
When Weekend Update began, Chase was consistently on the phone presumably talking to his lover, and would talk until realizing he was "on air".
Chase would sometimes repeat the top story at the end of the segment, while Morris simply cupped his mouth and shouted the headline loudly.
Jane Curtin substituted for Chase during Season 2 for a few shows due to Chase's injury and replaced him when he left in the fall of 1976 and stayed as anchor until the end of Season 5 in 1980.
Curtin finished Season 2 solo, but was then paired with co-anchors Dan Aykroyd (1977–1978) and Bill Murray (1978–1980), with Aykroyd being promoted to "Station Manager" in September 1978.
A frequent feature of Update during this time was "Point/Counterpoint", a send-up of the then-current 60 Minutes segment of the same name with James J. SNL's version of "Point/Counterpoint" featured Curtin and Aykroyd making ad hominem attacks on each other's positions on a variety of topics.