SNL Transcripts: Michael Palin: 04/08/78


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 3: Episode 16

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April 8th, 1978

Michael Palin

Eugene Record



Jim Downey

Akira Yoshimura

Tom Davis

Al Franken

Alan Zweibel
The OscarsRecurring Characters: Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, Anwar Sadat.


Michael Palin’s MonologueAlso Hosted: 78j, 78r, 83j.

Cameos: 79n, 82e, 96j.


Little Chocolate DonutsSummary: Henry Higgins (Christopher Lee) attempts to teach Baba Wawa (Gilda Radner) how to pronounce her R’s.

Note: Repeat from: 77f.

IRS Confession

H&L Brock

The Seagull

Eugene Record performs “Have You Seen Her?”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Dan AykroydSummary: Tongsun Park impersonator (Akira Yoshimura). John Belushi comments on the demolition of Radio City Music Hall.

Nerds Piano LessonRecurring Characters: Lisa Loopner, Todd DiLaMuca, Mrs. Loopner, Mr. Brighton.


The Forgotten Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Party Arguments

Eugene Record performs “Trying To Get To You”

The Mr. Bill ShowSummary: “Mr. Bill Pays His Taxes”

Danger ProbeRecurring Characters: Dave Mable.


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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