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Old 06-19-2007, 10:29 PM
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The Robin Williams post reminded me about "Father Sarducci" from Saturday Night Live, The Smother's Brothers & Laugh In. When I Googled his name I found that he was listed on Wikipedia and also had his own website.

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Father Guido Sarducci is a fictional character made famous by American comedian Don Novello. Sarducci, a chain-smoking priest with tinted eyeglasses, works in the United States as gossip columnist and rock critic for the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.

Novello created the character in 1973, after he purchased the outfit (consisting of big floppy black hat, white clerical collar, and a long, red-trimmed black coat with cape) for $7.50 at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop.


In 1981 Novello made newspaper headlines when he visited Vatican City wearing the Father Guido Sarducci costume to do a photo shoot for TIME magazine. After taking pictures in an area where photography was prohibited, he and his photographer, Paul Solomon, were arrested by the Swiss Guards and Novello was charged with "impersonating a priest". Although the guards attempted to confiscate the film from the shoot, Solomon managed to hand them the wrong film. The charges were later dropped. In the early 1980s, Novello was featured in ads promoting candidates for the priesthood. He listed one advantage of being a priest as getting first pick at the annual parish garage sale.

Father Guido Sarducci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Father Guido Sarducci's Official Website - Home Page
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Oh BIG time!....SNL was classic with Guido and Roseanannadanna...Chevy Chase, Steve Martin...Akyrod/Belushi... Blue Brothers. That showed rocked back then.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:26 PM
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Yea, I remember him as a kid watching old SNL in the late 70s/early 80s.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:00 AM
 
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I loved SNL, remember Mr. Bill, "oh no" ! Anyone remember a show called "Fridays", it was basically SNL, but it was on every friday night. It was hilarious too.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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Father Guido Sarducci was one of my favorite characters. I never missed the show in anticipation of one of his skits.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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SNL was great back then remember Akyrod/Belushi as the Blue Brothers. They put out an album (remember those things) which I still have I still love the song Rubber biscuit
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:24 AM
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I sure do. I love the old re-runs of SNL, I recently saw the skit where Eddie Murphy read his poem "kill my landlord" and I was howling with laughter.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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Don Novello is a Dayton Flyer.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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He did a few commercials recently on the tube. But I pay so little attention to them that I have no idea what he was selling. I just remember thinking: "Hey, that's Father Guido Sarducci!" His skits on SNL were classics, of course. Those were some of the show's best years.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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Yes, I remember! Great picture of him you posted. That was when SNL was actually good. Did anyone else plan their social life around that show?
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