Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 4: 1978-1979
The Complete Fourth Season on DVD
Summary Here’s a season that decided to go over the top and push the boundaries of good taste as much as possible. In one season alone, the writers and performers of “Saturday Night Live” made fun of child molesting, people with big butts, a bleeding Julia Child, nuclear meltdowns, and the pondering of Superman as a Nazi.
On the lighter side, making his debut this season is “SNL” writer DonNovello’s alter ego: Vatican reporter Father Guido Sarducci, who frequents the “Weekend Update” set with humorous anecdotes about news on the religious front. Whether it be his thoughts on the Papal Election, or an analysis of the bill for the Last Supper, Father Sarducci always manages to get the audience to laugh at religion. Not to mention, providing yet another opportunity for critics to hate the show.