|Father Sarducci hosted two
SNL episodes during the 1983-1984 season and cameoed
during two 1990s episodes, most notably on a Weekend Update
segment where he reported on Pope John Paul II's missing wallet.
All together, Father Sarducci appeared on SNL thirty-one times,
the most of any of the recurring characters.
|In 1981 Novello made newspaper
headlines when he visited Vatican City wearing the Father Guido
Sarducci costume to do a photo shoot for Attenzione 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
|During the 1980s and 1990s Sarducci
appeared on other television shows, including The Tonight Show,
Letterman, Fridays, Married ...With Children,
Unhappily Ever After, Not Necessarily the News, and
It's Garry Shandling's Show. Novello also released two
Grammy-nominated comedy albums as Sarducci: Breakfast in
Heaven, and Live at St. Douglas Convent.
|On March 19, 2005 Father Sarducci
appeared on the MSNBC show Countdown with Keith Olbermann
discussing The Da Vinci Code and his DaVinci Code Decoder
|On The Last Supper: It was actually a
brunch. The check (discovered by Sarducci himself!)
reveals that one guy only had a soft-boiled egg and
tea, while everyone else stuffed themselves. But
when the bill was paid, it was divided equally.
The moral: "In groups, always order the most
|On The "Missing" Commandments:
There were actually more than ten, but Moses was
old and grumpy, and after he broke the tablets he could
only remember the negative ones. "Don't do this.
Don't do that." The truth is, most of them were more
like advice. The Twelfth Commandment, for example, was
"Whistle while you work." (People think its
from Disney, but Disney stole it from God.)
|On Masturbation: Life is a job. You
get $14.50 a day, but after you die, you have to pay for
your sins. Stealing a hub cap is around $100.
Masturbation is 35 cents (it doesn't seem like much, but
it adds up). If there's money left when you subtract what
you owe from what you've earned, you can go to heaven. If
not, you have to go back to work. (Sort of like
reincarnation -- many nuns are Mafia guys working it
|Father Guido Sarducci is currently
working on a brand new song for the Christmas Holiday
Season called "Frosty the Snow." According to
Father Sarducci, "it's about Frosty before he was