Saturday Night Live: Season 4, Episode 8

Eric Idle/Kate Bush (9 Dec. 1978)

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The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Kate Bush. The skits for this episode are as follows: The telepsychic takes questions from callers ... See full summary »

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The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Kate Bush. The skits for this episode are as follows: The telepsychic takes questions from callers about the future, giving each one the same answer. Julia Child demonstrates how to prepare a roast chicken and proceeds to slice her hand open and bleed to death in the studio. A game show host explains the convoluted rules of the show using sound effects. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on serial killers, Christmas shopping and the Nobel Peace Prize, Bill Murray interviews Valerie Harper who claims her show was canceled because of anti-Semitism, after which Jane proposes a grass-roots movement to build support for ERA by withholding oral sex. Father Guido Sarducci relates his experiences at a nude wrestling club. A studio manager is waiting for a drugged-out punk rocker to show up for a recording while her handlers try to keep everyone patient and high. Joan Face interviews Irwin ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In addition to being Kate Bush's only appearance on American TV, it is widely believed that Mick Jagger and Paul Simon were in the audience during her musical performance. See more »

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Weekend Update Anchor: Earlier this October, Congress extended the period for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Yet, since then not one additional state legislature has ratified this most basic affirmation of human rights. It is time we women took action. As a spokesperson for Weekend Update, I am therefore calling on the women of America to place a moratorium on the act of performing oral sex on any male until the ERA is the law.
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If You Look Close.
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Rebroadcast in its ENTIRETY by NBC "Up All Night" on December 22, 2002
14 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Luckily for us Kate Bush fans, it was Rebroadcast in its ENTIRETY by NBC "Up All Night" on December 22, 2002 (I had inadvertently erased my copy when it was repeated in 1979).

Check out classics2dvdDOTCOM and his blog for information on acquiring this episode in its entirety.

I had forgotten that this episode also has the classic Julia Childs bit performed by Dan Aykroyd. According to Al Franken it was written for Walter Matthau for the previous weeks episode, but Matthau declined to perform it.

Also Gilda is terrific as the punk rocker (was it Candy Slice?)!


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