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Saturday Night Live

Season 4 1978 - 1979
TV-14

  • 1978-10-08T06:30:00+03:00 on NBC
  • 70 mins
  • 22 hours, 12 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Saturday Night Live aired its fourth season during the 1978–1979 television season on NBC. The fourth season started on October 7, 1978 and ended on May 26, 1979. The season four DVD was released on December 2, 2008.

The entire cast from the previous season returned. This would be the final season for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Aykroyd and Belushi left to work on The Blues Brothers film.

20 episodes

4x01 The Rolling Stones

  • Season Premiere

    1978-10-08T06:30:00+03:00 — 66 mins

Live from New York, it's Dan Aykroyd! Sketches include "Garrett Morris and the National Broadcasting Orchestra," "Mayor Koch Honors John Belushi," the commercial parody "Autoscent," Tomorrow, "Nerds Meet the Norge Refrigerator Repairman," "Olympia Restaurant #4," Tom Schiller's Sushi By the Pool, "Paul McCartney and John Lennon Reunion," "Danger Probe."

4x02 Fred Willard/Devo

  • 1978-10-15T07:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Sketches include--"Honker in the Audience", "Two Guys Who Are Lawyers", "Aging Stuntman Cliff Preston", "One-Night-Stand vs. Phone Talk", "Mr. Bill Goes To N.Y.", "Bobbi Farber", "Crossroads", "Scotch Boutique", "Booji Boy"

4x03 Frank Zappa

  • 1978-10-22T07:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "Fred Silverman," "Coneheads," "Domestic Prison," "Night on Freak Mountain," "Woman to Woman," "The Al Franken and Tom Davis Show," "Mr. Bill"

4x04 Steve Martin/Van Morrison

  • 1978-11-05T08:30:00+04:00 — 68 mins

Live from New York, it's...President Dan Aykroyd! Sketches include "A Message From the President of the United States," "Where's the Cracker, Steve?" "Elvis Presley's Coat, "What If?, "Theodoric of York, Medieval Judge," "Festrunk Brothers at a Fox Bar," "The Nerds at the Hospital, "Looks At Books", and "Annoying Waiter."

4x05 Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead

  • 1978-11-12T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include--"Concession Speech,", "Rovco Chinch Canch" commercial parody, "Samurai Optometrist," "Uncle Roy #1," "The Death Of Rasputin," "Nick Sands, the Lounge Singer," More Flu To Worry About, and "St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus."

4x06 Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers

  • 1978-11-19T08:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Live from New York, it's....Garrett Morris! The Blues Brothers open the show by performing Soul Man. Carrie comes out dressed as Princess Leia for her monologue, telling a joke that only the voice of Obi Won (Dan Aykroyd) likes. This leads into Beach Blanket Bimbo from Outer Space, "The Loud Family," Mercy Killers, the Blues Brothers' performance of Almost and B-Movie Boxcar Blues, "Mr. Bill's Fishing Trip," Tomorrow, "Bad Red Chinese Ballet," and the Schiller film Arrividerci Roman.

4x07 Walter Matthau/Garrett Morris

  • 1978-12-03T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include--"Fred Silverman", "Super Epoxy-Dent", "The Bad News Bees", "Olympia Cafe", "Daughter's Old Room", "Nixon's Conspirator, "Woman to Woman", "Government Surplus Store", "Network Battle of the T's & A's", "Mr. Bill Is Late"

4x08 Eric Idle/Kate Bush

  • 1978-12-10T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "Telepsychic Ray," "Julia Child," "Madrigal," "The Woman He Loved," "What Do You?", "Candy Slice," "Consumer Probe," "Singing Dog Agent," and "Cochise at Oxford".

Sketches include "White House Lawn Special Event," "Rovco All-Flammable Christmas Tree," "The Widettes," "Mommie Dearest," "Scotch and Spirits," "Bob and Ray," "St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus," and "Honker Works the Christmas Lot".

4x10 Michael Palin/The Doobie Brothers

  • 1979-01-28T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "State of the Union Address: Preparation I," "Palin's Socks Monologue," "Mr. Brighton Returns to the Nerds," "Miles Cowperthwaite, Part One," "What If Superman Grew Up in Germany?" and "Name the Bats." Weekend Update features "Chico Escuela's Super Bowl Recap" and "Father Guido Sarducci's Bill for The Last Brunch."

4x11 Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads

  • 1979-02-11T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "Cicely Confronts Garrett Monologue," "Nick Rails, the Train Lounge Singer," and "The Widettes."

4x12 Rick Nelson/Judy Collins

  • 1979-02-18T08:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Live from New York, it's...John Belushi! Sketches include "WGN Morning Show," "The Twilight Zone," "Helium," "¿Quien Es Mas Macho?," and "Rock Against Yeast '79." Judy Collins performed "Hard Times for Lovers."

4x13 Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton

  • 1979-02-25T08:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Sketches include "Charlie's Angels," "Nerds," "Fred Silverman," "Child Psychiatrist," "Andy Kaufman," "Kate Jackson and Fred Silverman," "Bad Cabaret For Children," "Coneheads"

Live from New York, it's...John Belushi! Sketches include: "Breaking the Ice with Belushi" "Billy Carter" "Women's Problems" "The Unsung Heroes of Rock n Roll" "The Slopjockey" "Bill Murray Talks With Mrs. Ed." Gregory Hines joins Eubie Blake in singing Low-down Blues, I'm Just Simply Full Of Jazz and I'm Just Wild About Harry. Busey and Paul Butterfield perform Stay All Night.

4x15 Margot Kidder/The Chieftains

  • 1979-03-18T08:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Live from New York, it's...John Belushi! Sketches include "WGN Radio Live at Doyle's Tavern," "The Navy," "Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute," "St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus," "Superhero Party," The Franken and Davis Show, "Men's Problems," and The Mr. Bill Show. The Chieftains perform If I Had Maggie In The Woods and Morning Dew.

4x16 Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones

  • 1979-04-08T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "The Pepsi Syndrome," "The Nerds In Love," and "Scottish Restaurant." Jones performs his hit "Chuck E's In Love."

4x17 Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman

  • 1979-04-15T08:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "Texaco Star Theater Intro," "The Widettes," "On The Spot," and "Milton's Writers." Ornette Coleman played "Times Square."

4x18 Michael Palin/James Taylor

  • 1979-05-13T07:30:00+04:00 — 66 mins

Sketches include "Mother's Day Monologue," "Miles Cowperthwaite, Part Two: I Am Nailed to the Hull," and "Black-Market Gasoline." Weekend Update includes "Margaret Thathcer Interview."

Live from New York, it's... Dan Aykroyd! Sketches include "Telepsychic Ray," "Nick Wings, the Airport VIP Lounge Singer," and "Idi Amin Holes Out."

4x20 Buck Henry/Bette Midler

  • 1979-05-27T07:30:00+04:00 — 67 mins

Sketches include "Mr. Bill at SNL," "Disco Roller Fishing Park," "Samurai Bakery," "Uncle Roy," "Watergate Was a Joke," and "Olympia Cafe." Bette Midler performs a medley of standards.

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