American stand-up comedian Don Novello created the character of Father Guido Sarducci after purchasing a priest's costume at a thrift store in 1970. Novello played the part of a chain-smoking, sun glass-wearing priest who has his own ideas about religion and the people who worship. Father Guido Sarducci appeared on television shows in the early 1970's such as Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and The Smothers Brothers Show. While he was a writer on Saturday Night Live, the producers decided to give him a skit of his own on the Weekend Update segment, as Father Guido Sarducci. That's how I remember him, on Saturday Night Live. Maybe you do too!
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Do you remember Father Guido Sarducci?
It was just a name from his (Don Novello) imagination.
candy47, Thank you for the biography: this is all new to me. Do you know why he chose the name for his character?