The host for the episode is Eric Idle (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Kate Bush.
The skits for this episode are as follows: The telepsychic takes questions from callers about the future, giving each one the same answer. Julia Child demonstrates how to prepare a roast chicken and proceeds to slice her hand open and bleed to death in the studio. A game show host explains the convoluted rules of the show using sound effects. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on serial killers, Christmas shopping and the Nobel Peace Prize, Bill Murray interviews Valerie Harper who claims her show was canceled because of anti-Semitism, after which Jane proposes a grass-roots movement to build support for ERA by withholding oral sex. Father Guido Sarducci relates his experiences at a nude wrestling club. A studio manager is waiting for a drugged-out punk rocker to show up for a recording while her handlers try to keep everyone patient and high. Joan Face interviews Irwin Mainway regarding the shoddy and dangerous products his company makes. Apache chief Cochise attends a rhetoric class at Oxford where he gets frustrated with the inanity of the professor’s lecture.
Kate Bush performs “The Man With The Child In His Eyes” and “Them Heavy People”.
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Dennis (verified owner) –
Saturday Night Live Archives Season 4, Episode 8 Eric Idle AND Kate Bush (9 Dec. 1978):
An excellent copy of this show, and great to have it in complete form. Definitely buy it if you`re a Kate Bush fan!