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Michael Palin/James Taylor 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Music | Episode aired 12 May 1979
The host for the episode is Michael Palin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Fred Silverman ... See full summary »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Michael Palin ... Himself - Host / Various
Dan Aykroyd ... Mr. Spunk / Spokesperson / Jimmy Carter / Narrator / Tom Synder
John Belushi ... Fred Silverman / Captain Ned / Pablo
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Hodo / Chico Escuela / Officer
Bill Murray ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Laraine Newman ... Ruth Wallington / Wife / Mrs. Alvarez
Gilda Radner ... Madeline Wallington / Carlos
James Taylor ... Himself - Musical Guest
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci (as Father Guido Sarducci)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host for the episode is Michael Palin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Fred Silverman defends the programming decisions he's made over the past year and announces that he's picking Gary Coleman to be his new Executive Vice President. In the further adventures of Miles Cowperthwaite, Miles enters the service of Captain Ned and sets sail aboard the Raging Queen. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on President Carter's gasoline rationing plan and the loss of Skylab, then gets snapped at by an angry Margaret Thatcher, Bill Murray reports on Chico Escuela's failed attempt at a return to Major League Baseball, and Father Guido Sarducci discusses an unexplained object in the sky as well as his plans to start a Shrine-mobile service. President Carter presents the Boulevard of Proud Chicano Cars. Tom Snyder talks about his mother on the Tomorrow Show. Mr. Bill attempts to run away,... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Captain Ned: Mr. Hodo! Mr. Spunk! Is this how men act on a man's ship? Where is your manliness? Fighting on deck is a serious breach on my articles of strict discipline! I'm afraid the guilty party is in for a very severe punishment! Well, Mr. Hodo?
Mister Hodo: Captain, it's a - I did indeed take Mr. Spunk's spot. I am ready to accept my punishment...
First Mate Spunk: Captain! I threw the first blow. If anyone is to be punished, let it be me. I ask only that whatever you do, please don't put me in a tight-fitting Lassie costume and ...
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Connections

Edited into The Women of SNL (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Up On The Roof
(uncredited)
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by James Taylor
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