SNL Transcripts: Milton Berle: 04/14/79


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 4: Episode 17

This free script provided by]]>

Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

April 14th, 1979

Milton Berle

Ornette Coleman



Paul Shaffer

Brian Doyle-Murray
Texaco Star TheatreSummary: Because Mr. Television himself is hosting tonight, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi re-create the opening for the Texaco Star Theater.



Milton Berle’s MonologueSummary: Although he wishes he had all night, Milton Berle performs five minutes’ worth of jokes and one-liners from his nightclub act.


The WidettesRecurring Characters: Betty Widette, Bob Widette, Jeff Widette, Tammy Widette.

Rock ConcertSummary: Don Kirshner (Paul Shaffer) and his daughter Karen (Gilda Radner) introduce effeminate disco band The Village Persons (Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi) as they perform “Bend Over, Chuck Berry”.

Recurring Characters: Don Kirshner.


Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Chico Escuela (Garrett Morris) plays for the Mets. Rock critic Z Jones (Laraine Newman) ponders the derivative nature of Elvis Costello.

Recurring Characters: Chico Escuela.


Launching Pad with Buddy Pine

On The SpotSummary: Joan Face (Jane Curtin) interviews sleazy amusement park operator Irwin Mainway (Dan Aykroyd).

Recurring Characters: Joan Face, Irwin Mainway.


The Farber SistersSummary: Bobbi Farber (Gilda Radner) and her baby sister Sylvia (Laraine Newman) visit their father (Milton Berle) in the nursing home.

Recurring Characters: Bobbi Farber.

Milton Berle’s Japanese Writers

Ornette Coleman performs “Times Square”

Milton Berle sings “September Song”Transcript


SNL Transcripts

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 1

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

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.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments