SNL Transcripts: Eric Idle: 12/09/78


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  Season 4: Episode 8

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December 9th, 1978

Eric Idle

Kate Bush

Don Novello

Dave Wilson

Tom Schiller

Brian Doyle-Murray

Paul Shaffer

Howard Shore
Telepsychic RaySummary: Telepsychic Ray (Dan Aykroyd) predicts the futures of his callers.

Recurring Characters: Telepsychic Ray.



Eric Idle’s MonologueSummary: Eric Idle searches for the writers when he finds no monologue waiting for him when he arrives at Home Base.


The French ChefSummary: A frantic Julia Child (Dan Aykroyd) quickly bleeds to death after cutting her finger.
Note: Originally written for Walter Matthau one week earlier.



The Woman He LovedSummary: Prince Charles (Eric Idle) lives in a trailer in Webster County, Mississippi and carries on an illicit affair with a thirteen-year old white trash girl (Laraine Newman).

Recurring Characters: Prince Charles.


Kate Bush performs “The Man With The Child In His Eyes”

What Do You?Transcript

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurrayRecurring Characters: Valerie Harper, Chico Escuela, Father Guido Sarducci.


Candy Slice Recording SessionRecurring Characters: Jerry Aldini, Candy Slice.


Consumer ProbeRecurring Characters: Joan Face, Irwin Mainway.

Singing Dog

Cochise At OxfordTranscript

Kate Bush performs “Them Heavy People”


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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