Saturday Night Live: Season 5, Episode 2

Eric Idle/Bob Dylan (20 Oct. 1979)

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The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his fourth appearance), and the musical guest is Bob Dylan. The skits for this episode are as follows: A doctor and Lorne Michaels argue over whether ... See full summary »

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The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his fourth appearance), and the musical guest is Bob Dylan. The skits for this episode are as follows: A doctor and Lorne Michaels argue over whether Eric Idle is too sick or not to do the show, while Buck Henry keeps pleading to be allowed to host again. For his opening monologue, Eric performs a series of impersonations from a hospital stretcher. Art dealer Tom Clay pitches motel room art as the masterpieces of tomorrow. A customer at a shop just wants to buy some shoes but the clerk keeps complicating matters. Prince Charles talks about how to pick up girls. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain and Bill Murray report on rumors of Premier Brezhnev's death, an election for US President held in London, and some unpopular comments by Princess Margaret about the Irish, while Roseanne Roseannadanna comments on high mortgage rates but ends up talking about bathroom habits at French restaurants. Andy Kaufman challenges women in the audience to a ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Although it was a joke in the cold opening sketch, Eric Idle really was sick with a 104° fever and Henry really was on standby in case Idle was unable to perform. See more »


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When You Gonna Wake Up
Performed by Bob Dylan
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