Saturday Night Live 14 Seasons 1979

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19. Maureen Stapleton / Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow - May 19,1979 TV-14 CC

Maureen Stapleton hosts with musical guests Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow ("It's In His Kiss" and "The Married Men"). Sketches include Telepsychic, Idi Amin, Nick Wings and Mr. Bill Goes To The Movies.

Starring:
Maureen Stapleton, Dan Aykroyd
Runtime:
1 hour 8 minutes
Original air date:
May 19, 1979

Maureen Stapleton / Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow - May 19,1979

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    1. The Rolling Stones / Rolling Stones - October 7, 1978 The Rolling Stones are host and musical guest for the fourth season premiere. Sketches include Snyder, Nerds/Norge, Greek Restaurant and a special medley (Beast of Burden, Respectable and Shattered) by The Rolling Stones. Special appearance by Mayor Ed Koch.

    TV-14 1h 7min October 7, 1978
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    2. Fred Willard / DEVO - October 14, 1978 Fred Willard hosts with musical guest DEVO ("(Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Jocko Homo")

    TV-14 1h 8min October 14, 1978
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    3. Frank Zappa / Frank Zappa - October 21,1978 Frank Zappa hosts. Musical performances include "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" and "Rollo." Sketches include Coneheads and Mr. Bill Moves In.

    TV-14 1h 7min October 21, 1978
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    4. Steve Martin / Van Morrison - November 4, 1978 Steve Martin returns as host with musical guest Van Morrison ("Wavelength" and "Kingdom Hall"). Sketches include Theodoric of York, Nerds and Festrunk Brothers.

    TV-14 1h 9min November 4, 1978
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    5. Buck Henry / Grateful Dead - November 11, 1978 Buck Henry returns as host with musical guest Grateful Dead ("Casey Jones", "I Need a Miracle" and "Good Lovin'"). Sketches include Samurai Optometrist, Uncle Roy and Nick Sands.

    TV-14 1h 7min November 11, 1978
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    6. Carrie Fisher / The Blues Brothers - November 18, 1978 Carrie Fisher hosts with musical guest The Blues Brothers ("Soul Man", "Got Everything I Need, Almost" and "B' Movie Boxcar Blues"). Update features Roseanne Roseannadanna talking about health clubs.

    TV-14 1h 8min November 18, 1978
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    7. Walter Matthau - December 2, 1978 Walter Matthau hosts. Sketches include Bad News Bees, Greek Restaurant, and Mr. Bill's Late.

    TV-14 1h 7min December 2, 1978
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    8. Eric Idle / Kate Bush - December 9,1978 Eric Idle returns with musical guest Kate Bush ("The Man With The Child In His Eyes", "Them Heavy People"). Sketches include Julia Child, Candy Slice, Irwin Mainway.

    TV-14 1h 7min December 9, 1978
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    9. Elliott Gould / Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger - December 16, 1978 Elliott Gould returns with musical guests Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger ("(You Gotta Walk and) Don't Look Back"). Special appearance by comedians Bob & Ray.

    TV-14 1h 7min December 16, 1978
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    10. Michael Palin / The Doobie Brothers - January 27, 1979 Michael Palin hosts with musical guest The Doobie Brothers ("What A Fool Believes" and "Taking It To The Streets"). Sketches include Nerds and Mr. Brighton, Drool Bucket and Mr. Bill Goes to Court.

    TV-14 1h 7min January 27, 1979
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    11. Cicely Tyson / Talking Heads - February 10, 1979 Cicely Tyson hosts with musical guest Talking Heads ("Take Me To The River" and "Artists Only"). Sketches include Widettes, The Shah's Final Days, Nick Rails.

    TV-14 1h 7min February 10, 1979
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    12. Rick Nelson / Judy Collins - February 17, 1979 Rick Nelson ("Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man" and "Fools Rush In") hosts with special guest Judy Collins ("Hard Times For Lovers"). Sketches include Candy Slice "Gimme Mick", Twilight Zone, Quien Es Mas Macho?

    TV-14 1h 8min February 17, 1979
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    13. Kate Jackson / Delbert McClinton - February 24, 1979 Kate Jackson hosts with musical guest Delbert McClinton ("B' Movie Boxcar Blues" and "I'm Talking About You"). Special guest appearance by Andy Kaufman. Sketches include Nerds and the Nurse, Bad Cabaret for Children and Mr. Bill Shapes Up.

    TV-14 1h 8min February 24, 1979
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    14. Gary Busey / Eubie Blake & Gregory Hines - March 10,1979 Gary Busey hosts with musical guests Eubie Blake & Gregory Hines ("Low Down Blues" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry"). Sketches include Billy Carter, Muck Jumpers and a special musical performance by Gary Busey ("Stay All Night").

    TV-14 1h 10min March 10, 1979
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    15. Margot Kidder / The Chieftains - March 17, 1979 Margot Kidder hosts with musical guest The Cheiftains ("If I Had Maggie In The Wood" and "The Morning Dew"). Sketches include Fred Garvin Male Prostitute, Lois Lane and Mr. Bill's Closet.

    TV-14 1h 8min March 17, 1979
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    16. Richard Benjamin / Rickie Lee Jones - April 7, 1979 Richard Benjamin hosts with musical guest Rickie Lee Jones ("Chuck E's In Love" and "Coolsville"). Special appearance by Rodney Dangerfield. Sketches include The Pepsi Syndrome and Nerds and Milt.

    TV-14 1h 7min April 7, 1979
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    17. Milton Berle / Ornette Coleman - April 14. 1979 Milton Berle hosts with musical guest Ornette Colman ("Times Square"). Sketches include The Village Persons "Bend Over Chuck Berry", Irwin Mainway's Kiddie Fun World and The Farbers

    TV-14 1h 7min April 14, 1979
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    18. Michael Palin / James Taylor - May 12, 1979 Michael Palin returns with musical guest James Taylor ("Up On The Roof" and "Millworker"). Sketches include The Raging Queen, Rovco Magna-Gro and Mr. Bill Runs Away.

    TV-14 1h 7min May 12, 1979
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    19. Maureen Stapleton / Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow - May 19,1979 Maureen Stapleton hosts with musical guests Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow ("It's In His Kiss" and "The Married Men"). Sketches include Telepsychic, Idi Amin, Nick Wings and Mr. Bill Goes To The Movies.

    TV-14 1h 8min May 19, 1979
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    20. Buck Henry / Bette Midler - May 26, 1979 Buck Henry hosts the season finale with musical guest Bette Midler ("Married Men" and "Martha"). Sketches include Samurai Bakery, Blind Ambition, Greek Restaurant, and Uncle Roy Returns

    TV-14 1h 8min May 26, 1979

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Genres Music, Comedy
Director Dave Wilson, Walter Williams
Starring Maureen Stapleton, Dan Aykroyd
Supporting actors John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Linda Ronstadt, Phoebe Snow, Don Pardo, Tom Davis, Andy Murphy, Paul Shaffer, Walter Williams, Akira Yoshimura
Season year 1979
Network NBC
Executive Producer Audrey Peart Dickman
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By billymac72 on October 17, 2008
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I'm very familiar with this season and would like to offer up a few of my favorite moments. This last season for Belushi and Aykroyd, along with the third season, includes the troupe's finest hours.
Season 4 highlights:

1. Rolling Stones - You may be slightly disappointed by this season-opener if you're a big Stones fan. There is no opening monologue from them, which could have been interesting. Those duties are instead helmed by NYC mayor (actually, I think he was just campaigning at the time), Ed "How Am I Doing" Koch. Jagger shows up as the main guest in a very funny Tom Snyder bit, and Ron Wood & Charlie Watts are patrons of the always-classic Olympia Café. As for the music, it comes in one big chunk, as opposed to the usual two segments. Somewhat disappointingly, the boys perform songs exclusively from the then newly-released "Some Girls" album ("Shattered", "Beast of Burden" and "Respectable"). Amazingly, their biggest hit from that album, "Miss You", is ignored. Worst of all, Mick's voice is in unusually bad form; he sounds strained, hoarse and froggy throughout. My biggest - indeed oddest - memory of this episode's original airing was the talk that followed at school on Monday. "Did you see Mick tongue kiss Keith Richards!?" As time passed and my memory got sketchier, I thought this may have been urban legend, but after getting a copy a few years ago, Mick does actually - if not "tongue kiss" - lick Ron Wood's closed mouth, and tries a similar move on Keith, who seems to shy away from it. Incidentally, this episode also includes the great Nerds "refrigerator repairman" sketch, also the subject of some talk at school that week!

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Movie Mania VINE VOICE on November 20, 2008
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SNL used to be the most inovative and funny show of the late 70's. It reinvented the variety show with a "supporting cast" and a rotating guest host every week. They knew how to create a funny pieces and keep it moving forward. Every show was not a masterpiece but the hits were more than the misses.

This season had the two best episodes ever with the two most unlikely hosts - Cicley Tyson and Maureen Stapleton.

The following are a list of the 20 guest hosts and musical guests:

Rolling Stones

Fred Willard / Devo

Frank Zappa

Steve Martin / Van Morrison

Buck Henry / The Greatful Dead

Carrie Fisher / The Blues Brothers

Walter Matthau

Eric Idle / Kate Bush

Elliot Gould / Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger

Michael Palin / The Doobie Brothers

Cicley Tyson / Talking Heads - This is the best episode ever. It starts Garrett Morris opening the show in drag as Cicley. And gets even better when she appears on Black Perspectives. She and Garrett visit the wide butts.

Ricky Nelson / Judy Collins

Kate Jackson / Delbert McClinton

Gary Busey / Rick Danko and Paul Butterfield / Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines

Margot Kidder / The Chieftans

Richard Benjamin / Rickey Lee Jones

Milton Berle / Ornette Coleman

Michael Palin / James Taylor

Maureen Statpleton / Linda Rondstat and Pheobe Snow - Maureen has a great skit with Lorraine Newman as the stereotypical Jewish mother.

Buck Henry / Bette Middler

Again, this is when SNL was funny, so prepare to do something than rarely happens when watching SNL today - laugh til it hurts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Man VINE VOICE on November 26, 2008
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"Saturday Night Live: The Complete Fourth Season" is a seven-disc box set containing all the shows from the 1978-1979 season. This is one of the great years of the NBC sketch comedy show, which has just passed its 33rd anniversary. Maybe it's nostalgia, but it seems the comedy landed a lot more frequently then than in the current season of "SNL."
Some of the skits in this set include Nick the Lounge Singer (Bill Murray singing the "Star Wars" theme to a uninterested cocktail lounge audience), Candy Slice (Gilda Radner), The Loud Family (Jane Curtin), Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute (Dan Aykroyd), and the Nerds (Bill Murray and Gilda Radner). Also included is the "Wild and Crazy" Festrunk Brothers (Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd) and Buck Henry's inappropriate "Uncle Roy." Guest hosts include Fred Willard, Carrie Fisher, Kate Jackson, Gary Busey, and Walter Matthau. Musical guests include Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, the Doobie Brothers, Bette Midler, Talking Heads, Devo, Van Morrison, the Grateful Dead, James Taylor, and Rickie Lee Jones.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. McKeon on December 27, 2008
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There isn't much left to say about the shows or the cast from SNL's Classic Years that hasn't already been said and/or written. After watching these shows again all I can say is how amazing and versatile the cast and writers continued to be without resting on their laurels. Back then they didn't beat recurring characters to death. They kept coming up with great new characters and ideas like Buck Henry's "Uncle Roy" and the terrific Knights of Columbus sketches. Even the bits that were repeated often, such as "Point/Counterpoint," remained funny. The big question on my mind is: Will they release a DVD set of SNL's fifth season? As a fan and admirer of Bill Murray, I certainly hope so. He became even more prominent after the departure of Belushi and Aykroyd. So let's hope the fifth season is released even though it featured a somewhat weakened cast. Long live the Not Ready For Prime Time Players!
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