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Music – 1978 – NBC Classical Chorus With Eric Idle – An English Ship Went To Sea In The Month Of May


It is rare when we can get a video trim from Saturday Night Live past the “regulators” at youtube….but at some point in the not too distant future…that won’t matter….cuz we are ultimately going on our own server….and we won’t be subject to their arbitrary selection of videos they choose as non-compliant with copyright regulations….as the truth be known….of the 2500 videos we have posted at ImaSportsphile…. they have “red tagged” a total of 40…..cuz all of our vintage videos are from the same networks those not allowed….but anyway….this too shall pass. 

In this SNL video skit….guest host Eric Idle is joined by Bill Murray, Jane Curtain and Lorraine Newman to sing this classical A capella chorus song.

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer…..who was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python….a member of the parody rock band The Rutles….and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.  

Eric Idle started at Cambridge only a year after future fellow-Pythons Graham Chapman and John Cleese.  He became Footlights President in 1965….and was the first to allow women to join the club. Idle starred in the children’s television comedy series Do Not Adjust Your Set….while co-starring his future Python fellows Terry Jones and Michael Palin….as Terry Gilliam provided animations for the show….which also included comic actors David Jason and Denise Coffey.  Idle also appeared as guest in some episodes of the television series At Last the 1948 Show….in which he co-featured Cleese and Chapman. As seen in this video herewith….Eric Idle also hosted Saturday Night Live on several different occasions.

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