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On This Day in Sitcom History — April 6th
1981: Patrick Swayze Appears on M*A*S*H
On this day in 1981, movie heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, appeared in the M*A*S*H season nine episode, “Blood Brothers,” as a young soldier who finds out he has leukemia when he attempts to donate blood to his dying friend.
1995: MC Hammer Appears on Martin
On this day in 1995, rapper MC Hammer guest starred as himself on Martin in the episode “C.R.E.A.M.,” in which Martin (Martin Lawrence) and Gina (Tisha Campbell) open a popular restaurant called “Marty Mart’s Meatloaf & Waffles.”
1998: Murphy Brown Celebrates Her 50th Birthday with American Bandstand
On this day in 1998, the Murphy Brown season 10 episode, “Opus One,” aired, in which Murphy (Candice Bergen) celebrates her 50th birthday with a re-creation of American Bandstand featuring guest stars Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Lesley Gore, and Fabian.