Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The night David Bowie brought a nude puppet to SNL

On a cold New York night some 35 years ago, David Bowie took the stage at the famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and exposed an erect, throbbing, bobbing male organ to the audience of Saturday Night Live. The reason this brazenly immodest act got by NBC’s Standards And Practices Department was that the potentially-offensive appendage belonged not to Bowie himself but rather to a puppet he had strapped to his body. That‘s the strange-but-true showbiz tale related by Sploid’s Jesus Diaz in an article bluntly titled “How Bowie flaunted a huge dick on Saturday Night Live and nobody noticed.” The article, timed to coincide with the Martin Sheen-hosted episode’s 35th anniversary (though it actually aired on December 15, 1979 and not January 5, 1980 as Diaz attests), lovingly describes the “surreal” events that transpired as the Thin White Duke performed “Boys Keep Swinging“ from …

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