Saturday Night Live: Season 4, Episode 18

Michael Palin/James Taylor (12 May 1979)

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The host for the episode is Michael Palin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Fred Silverman ... See full summary »

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Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
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The host for the episode is Michael Palin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Fred Silverman defends the programming decisions he's made over the past year and announces that he's picking Gary Coleman to be his new Executive Vice President. In the further adventures of Miles Cowperthwaite, Miles enters the service of Captain Ned and sets sail aboard the Raging Queen. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on President Carter's gasoline rationing plan and the loss of Skylab, then gets snapped at by an angry Margaret Thatcher, Bill Murray reports on Chico Escuela's failed attempt at a return to Major League Baseball, and Father Guido Sarducci discusses an unexplained object in the sky as well as his plans to start a Shrine-mobile service. President Carter presents the Boulevard of Proud Chicano Cars. Tom Snyder talks about his mother on the Tomorrow Show. Mr. Bill attempts to run away,... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Captain Ned: Mr. Hodo! Mr. Spunk! Is this how men act on a man's ship? Where is your manliness? Fighting on deck is a serious breach on my articles of strict discipline! I'm afraid the guilty party is in for a very severe punishment! Well, Mr. Hodo?
Mister Hodo: Captain, it's a - I did indeed take Mr. Spunk's spot. I am ready to accept my punishment...
First Mate Spunk: Captain! I threw the first blow. If anyone is to be punished, let it be me. I ask only that whatever you do, please don't put me in a tight-fitting Lassie costume and ...
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References Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973) See more »


Written and performed by James Taylor
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