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Saturday Night Live

David Carradine/Linda Ronstadt/Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance' (Season 6, Episode 5)
TV-14
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Music

The host for the episode is David Carradine, and the musical guests are the cast from The Pirates of Penzance. The skits for this episode are as follows: Joe Piscopo tries out his voice to become the next SNL announcer, but Don Pardo ...See moreThe host for the episode is David Carradine, and the musical guests are the cast from The Pirates of Penzance. The skits for this episode are as follows: Joe Piscopo tries out his voice to become the next SNL announcer, but Don Pardo quickly quashes his hopes. David Carradine wants to sing "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" for his opening monologue, but Charles Rocket steps in and stops him at the last moment. A gun shop invites customers to come by for their last-minute Christmas shopping. Caine, the traveling kung-fu master, gets some fashion advice from the owner of a menswear shop. Valley girls Vickie and Debbie go down to the mall to try and impress some boys. For the Rocket Report, Charles does a story about a derelict Santa wandering the streets of New York. Bob Dylan goes to visit Woody Guthrie in the hospital, where the two converse only in folk-song lyrics. An NBC executive stages a worldwide search for a virgin. David extols the virtues of Dopenhagen smokeless marijuana. Mr. Bill reflects on some of his more painful holiday memories. Caine teams up with Bruce Lee for a holiday special. Linda Rondstadt and the cast of Pirates of Penzance perform a medley of songs from the musical, as well as a medley of holiday songs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Directors
Dave Wilson | Linda Lee Cadwell (segments: : "The Virgin Search) (as Linda Lee) | Mitchell Kriegman (segments: The Dancing Man) | Susanne Rostock (segments: : "The Virgin Search) | Walter Williams (segments: Mr. Bill's Christmas Special)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 20, 1980

Release date
Dec 20, 1980 (United States)

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Cast

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22 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
David Carradine
Himself - Host / Caine / Woody Guthrie / Various Himself - Host / Caine / Woody Guthrie / Various   See fewer
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Denny Dillon
Debby / Various Debby / Various   See fewer
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Gilbert Gottfried
Master Po / Various Master Po / Various   See fewer
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Gail Matthius
Nun / Various Nun / Various   See fewer
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Joe Piscopo
Various Various   See fewer
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Ann Risley
Nurse / Ms. Phillips / Various Nurse / Ms. Phillips / Various   See fewer
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Charles Rocket
Weekend Update Anchor / Mr. Post / Various Weekend Update Anchor / Mr. Post / Various   See fewer
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The Cast of The Pirates of Penzance
Themselves - Musical Guest Themselves - Musical Guest   See fewer
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Linda Ronstadt
Mabel Stanley - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance') Mabel Stanley - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance')   See fewer
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Rex Smith
Frederic - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance') Frederic - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance')   See fewer
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George Rose
Major-General Stanley - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance') Major-General Stanley - Musical Guest (as The Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance')   See fewer
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Yvonne Hudson
Shopper / Ms. Robley Shopper / Ms. Robley   See fewer
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Matthew Laurance
Vickie / Various Vickie / Various   See fewer
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Eddie Murphy
Bruce Lee / Lt. Sam Cleveland / Various Bruce Lee / Lt. Sam Cleveland / Various   See fewer
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Patrick Weathers
Bob Dylan / Shipper Bob Dylan / Shipper   See fewer
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Don Pardo
Himself - Announcer (voice) Himself - Announcer (voice)   See fewer
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Bill Irwin
The Dancing Man (uncredited) The Dancing Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Kriegman
Executive (uncredited) Executive (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neil Levy
Executive (uncredited) Executive (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andy Murphy
Santa / Shopper (uncredited) Santa / Shopper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Liz Welch
Shopper (uncredited) Shopper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Williams
Mr. Bill / Mr. Hands / Spot (voice) (uncredited) Mr. Bill / Mr. Hands / Spot (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.2 / 10 | 43 votes