SNL Transcripts: Margot Kidder: 03/17/79


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  Season 4: Episode 15

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March 17th, 1979

Margot Kidder

The Chieftains

Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello)

Al Franken

Tom Davis

Dave Wilson

Lorne Michaels

Andy Murphy

Anne Beatts

Jim Downey

Tom Schiller

Brian Doyle-Murray

Rosie Shuster
Doyle’s TavernSummary: Dick Lankey (Bill Murray) and the WGN team perform a live St. Patrick’s Day broadcast from Doyle’s Tavern while awaiting the arrival of Richard Daley’s ghost.

Recurring Characters: Dick Lankey.



Margot Kidder’s MonologueSummary: Margot Kidder’s monologue is interrupted by drunken camera and control work, thanks to an excess of St. Patrick’s Day inbibement by Dave Wilson and the crew.

Recurring Characters: Dick Lankey.


The Navy AdventureSummary: It’s more than a job — it’s a small handful of money each week.


Fred Garvin, Male ProstituteSummary: Fred Garvin (Dan Aykroyd) attempts to service a bank executive (Margot Kidder) and roger her roundly.


The Chieftains performs “If I Had Maggie in the Woods”

St. Mickey’s Knights of ColumbusRecurring Characters: Frank Leary, Jack Neehauser, Francis Jacko Leary, Jr., Sister Serena.

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) discusses how easy it is for some religious figures to be granted Sainthood. Bill Murray sings Happy Birthday to a bust of Albert Einstein. Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin deliver a Point/Counterpoint debate on Lee Marvin’s divorce settlement.

Recurring Characters: Father Guido Sarducci.


Superhero PartySummary: Newly-married, Superman (Bill Murray) and Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) invite fellow superheroes to a party. To maintain his cover, Superman leaves to get some ice, then makes a quick appearance as Clark Kent and learns about Lois’ unfaithful habit.

Recurring Characters: Superman, Lois Lane, The Incredible Hulk, The Flash.


The Franken and Davis ShowSummary: Al Franken expresses his anger that Frankenberry cereal uses his image. Al Franken then hassles a homeless man (Tom Davis) on “Pity Thy Neighbor.”


Men’s ProblemsSummary: A group of women pick up where the men left off last week.


The Chieftains perform “Morning Dew”

The Mr. Bill ShowSummary: In a film by Walter Williams, Mr. Bill hides in the closet so Mr. Hands won’t find him.



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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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