Saturday, January 01, 2011
Here one of the Pop Culture Institute's spiritual leaders, Father Guido Sarducci, pitches his idea for the Five Minute University to the audience of Gilda Live, a concert recorded by Gilda Radner both in Boston and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1980, directed (for stage and screen) by Mike Nichols and produced by Lorne Michaels.
Sarducci, of course, is the creation (rather than the evolution) of comedian Don Novello - born on this day in 1943; the fact that he is not yet Pope dismays me more than I can say. And yes, I know he's not a real priest - I'm just saying, he'd have to be better at it than the current guy, is all...
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