Good afternoon. Wide World of Sports is in the Republic of San Marcos where we’re going to bring you a live, on-the-spot assassination. They’re going to kill the president of this lovely country and replace him with a military dictatorship. Everybody is about as excited and tense as can be. The weather this afternoon is perfect and, if you’ve just joined us, we’ve seen a series of colorful riots that started with the bombing of the American Embassy, a ritual as old as the city itself. Then the leader of the Labour Union, Julio Doaz, was dragged from his home and beaten by an angry mob. lt was one of the most exciting spectacles l’ve ever seen. We’ll probably have a videotape replay of that later on.
— ABC’s Wide World of Sports host Don Dunphy playing himself in the Woody Allen farce, Bananas (1971)