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 »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Himself - Host / Various
...
Mr. Spunk / Spokesperson / Jimmy Carter / Narrator / Tom Synder
...
Fred Silverman / Captain Ned / Pablo
...
...
Hodo / Chico Escuela / Officer
...
...
Ruth Wallington / Wife / Mrs. Alvarez
...
Madeline Wallington / Carlos
...
Himself - Musical Guest
...
Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself - Announcer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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 ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Hello, Larry (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Up On The Roof
(uncredited)
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by James Taylor
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do you watch the musical guests? or no? Hackmanfan100
SNL Adds Two New Castmembers most13012
SNL hasn't been funny since which season in your opinion? Hackmanfan100
Season 42 host wishlist wichio
When Are They Announcing The Premiere Host? aries_angel_4590
This is the Most Baffling Lorne Decision Yet. anthony-nasti
Discuss Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?