Saturday Night Live - Season 4 Episodes

Saturday Night Live - Season 4

Saturday Night Live - Season 4

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.

Saturday Night Live S4E1
Episode 1

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are host and musical guest for the fourth season premiere. (Beast of Burden, Respectable and Shattered) by The Rolling Stones. Special appearance by Mayor Ed Koch.

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Episode 2

Fred Willard/Devo

Fred Willard hosts with musical guest DEVO ("(Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Jocko Homo")

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Episode 3

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa hosts. Musical performances include "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" and "Rollo." Sketches include Coneheads and Mr. Bill Moves In.

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Episode 4

Steve Martin/Van Morrison

Steve Martin returns as host with musical guest Van Morrison ("Wavelength" and "Kingdom Hall"). Sketches include Theodoric of York, Nerds and Festrunk Brothers.

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Episode 5

Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead

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.

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Episode 6

Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers

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.

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Episode 7

Walter Matthau/Garrett Morris

Walter Matthau hosts. Sketches include Bad News Bees, Greek Restaurant, and Mr. Bill's Late.

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Episode 8

Eric Idle/Kate Bush

Eric Idle returns with musical guest Kate Bush. Sketches include Julia Child, Candy Slice, Irwin Mainway.

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Episode 9

Elliott Gould/Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger

Elliott Gould returns with musical guests Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger. Special appearance by comedians Bob & Ray.

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Episode 10

Michael Palin/The Doobie Brothers

Michael Palin hosts with musical guest The Doobie Brothers. Sketches include Nerds and Mr. Brighton, Drool Bucket and Mr. Bill Goes to Court.

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Episode 11

Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads

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.

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Episode 12

Rick Nelson/Judy Collins

Rick Nelson hosts with special guest Judy Collins. Sketches include Candy Slice "Gimme Mick", Twilight Zone, Quien Es Mas Macho?

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Episode 13

Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton

Kate Jackson hosts with musical guest Delbert McClinton. Special guest appearance by Andy Kaufman. Sketches include Nerds and the Nurse, Bad Cabaret for Children and Mr. Bill Shapes Up.

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Episode 14

Gary Busey/Gary Busey with Rick Danko and Paul Butterfield, Eubie Blake

Gary Busey hosts with musical guests Eubie Blake & Gregory Hines. Sketches include Billy Carter, Muck Jumpers and a special musical performance by Gary Busey.

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Episode 15

Margot Kidder/The Chieftains

Margot Kidder hosts with musical guest The Cheiftains. Sketches include Fred Garvin Male Prostitute, Lois Lane and Mr. Bill's Closet.

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Episode 16

Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones

Richard Benjamin hosts with musical guest Rickie Lee Jones. Special appearance by Rodney Dangerfield. Sketches include The Pepsi Syndrome and Nerds and Milt.

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Episode 17

Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman

Milton Berle hosts with musical guest Ornette Colman. Sketches include The Village Persons "Bend Over Chuck Berry", Irwin Mainway's Kiddie Fun World and The Farbers

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Episode 18

Michael Palin/James Taylor

Michael Palin returns with musical guest James Taylor. Sketches include The Raging Queen, Rovco Magna-Gro and Mr. Bill Runs Away.

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Episode 19

Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt, Phoebe Snow

Maureen Stapleton hosts with musical guests Linda Ronstadt & Phoebe Snow. Sketches include Telepsychic, Idi Amin, Nick Wings and Mr. Bill Goes To The Movies.

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Episode 20

Buck Henry/Bette Midler

Buck Henry hosts the season finale with musical guest Bette Midler. Sketches include Samurai Bakery, Blind Ambition, Greek Restaurant, and Uncle Roy Returns.