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What to watch for week of May 18, 1990 -- A day-to-day guide to notable programs

FRIDAY, 5/18
Garfield's Feline Fantasies
Even fat cats can dream of becoming cool cats: Thoughts of life as a submarine commander, a Wild West renegade, or a suave international adventurer take Garfield far from his feed bag in a new animated special. CBS (8:30-9 p.m.)

Movie: Return to Green Acres
(See review.)

The Mozart Mystique
Musical passages from The Marriage of Figaro, Requiem, and Symphony No. 40 illuminate Mozart's life in a documentary narrated by Peter Ustinov. PBS (9-11 p.m.)

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Molly visits the country, but she's lost without her doorman. LIF (10-10:30 p.m.)

Esquire: About Men, For Women
The masculine mystique (along with a lot of apologies, explanations, and defenses) comes under the microcro again as a second season of Esquire's small-screen magazine begins. LIF (10:30-11 p.m.)

SATURDAY, 5/19
Mother Goose Rock 'N' Rhyme
The story — Little Bo Peep (Shelley Duvall) searches for Mother Goose (Jean Stapleton) — is kid stuff. But the cameos — Debbie Harry as the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, Little Richard as Old King Cole, Paul Simon as Simple Simon — offer some grown-up laughs. DIS (7-8:20 p.m.)

Cops
On the Bourbon Street beat: officer Désirée Gaudet, who patrols New Orleans' French Quarter during the year's biggest celebration, in an hour-long Mardi Gras special. Fox (8-9 p.m.)

Movie: By Dawn's Early Light
Powers Boothe and Rebecca DeMornay play copilots trying to save the world from nuclear catastrophe in a made-for-cable movie. HBO (8-9:40 p.m.)

Bob Hope's USO Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow
Tanks for the memories: Hope entertains the troops in his final special of the season, scheduled to include comedy segments filmed in London, at the Berlin Wall, and (political climate permitting) in the Soviet Union. NBC (9:30-11 p.m.)

Motown on Showtime: Comedy on Campus
Ed Begley Jr. introduces stand-up guys Peter Gaulke, Taylor Mason, and Rondell Sheridan in a performance taped at Malibu's Pepperdine University. SHO (11 p.m.-midnight)

Saturday Night Live
Candice Bergen and the Notting Hillbillies bring down the curtain on SNL's 15th season. NBC (11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.)

SUNDAY, 5/20
America's Funniest Home Videos
An hour-long compilation of the season's prize-winning gags, goofs, and personal injuries ends with a $100,000 prize awarded to the funniest of the funniest. ABC (8-9 p.m.)

Movie: In the Best Interest of the Child
(See review.)

Movie: Perry Mason-The Case of the Silenced Singer
Vanessa Williams is the murder victim, Tim Reid is the ain suspect, and Raymond Burr is on the case in this season's final new Mason movie. NBC (9-11 p.m.)

Miniseries: Voices Within — The Lives of Truddi Chase
(See review.)

Masterpiece Theatre: Traffik
The miniseries concludes as Ulli attempts to corner Helen, and Fazal realizes that working for a drug trafficker is his only way out of prison. PBS (9-10 p.m.) A-

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