Saturday Night Live: Season 4, Episode 4

Steve Martin/Van Morrison (4 Nov. 1978)

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The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Van Morrison. The skits for this episode are as follows: Desperate after his austerity measures ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Various
Jimmy Carter / Reeve / Yortuk Festrunk / Bob Crawford / Richie Roberts
Franklin Roosevelt / John The Tanner / Himself
Diana Ross / Various
Sylvia Reed / Witch / Debbie
Brungilda / Gayle / Lisa Loopner
Himself - Musical Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willy Day
Concert Goer
Nils Nichols ...
Himself - Announcer (voice)


The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his sixth appearance), and the musical guest is Van Morrison. The skits for this episode are as follows: Desperate after his austerity measures have failed to halt inflation, President Carter attempts to encourage Americans to welcome inflation as a wonderful new opportunity to be a millionaire. Despite Elvis' death, his coat continues to perform the King's classic hits to packed audiences. Theodoric of York treats his patients with bleeding and other crude remedies. The Festrunk brothers continue trying to pick up swinging American girls. Todd DiLaMuca visits Lisa Loopner in the hospital, but a jealous fight breaks out when rival nerd Charles Knerlman shows up with Lisa's homework. Jane Curtain interviews the author of the book "Mauled", who talks of his experiences being savagely attacked by bears. Steve Martin apologizes to the audience when the final skit has to be cut short because of time restrictions. Van Morrison performs "Wavelength" ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Laraine Newman nearly drowned in the rehearsal of the Theodoric of York sketch. See more »


Theodoric of York, Medieval Judge: Wait a minute, perhaps she's right. Maybe the king doesn't have a monopoly on truth. Maybe every man should be judged by his peers... a, a jury of his peers! Six good men. No wait, eight good men. No... ten good men! No, that's not enough, let's see... Eithteen good men. No, that's too many. Let's see, eleven good men. Wait! Thirteen good men. No, eleven or thirteen, it really doesn't matter.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Performed by Van Morrison
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