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Oct. 11, 1975
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Saturday Night Live

"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack

Saturday Night Live Season 5 (1979-1980)

5x01 5 5x01 Steve Martin/Blondie
Sketches include ""The Pope's Doorman,"" ""Craig's Travellers' Checks,"" ""Free Spanish Lesson,"" ""Juvenile Delinquent Vandal,"" ""Rise,"" ""Carole King,"" ""The David Susskind Show,"" ...
Oct. 13, 1979
5x02 5 5x02 Eric Idle/Bob Dylan
Sketches include ""Eric's Sick,"" ""Hotel-Motel Art Fair,"" ""Mr. Howard's Shoe Store,"" ""Prince Charles Tells You How To Pick Up Girls!,"" ""Hardcore II,"" ""Heavy Sarcasm,"" and ...
Oct. 20, 1979
5x03 5 5x03 Bill Russell/Chicago
Sketches include ""Kennedy in '80,"" ""Banshee,"" ""The Black Shadow,"" ""The Landers Files,"" ""Mr. Bill at Home,"" ""Nick in the Arctic,"" ""Eleanor Roosevelt,"" ""Sports Hot Line,"" ...
Nov. 03, 1979
5x04 5 5x04 Buck Henry/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Sketches include ""Rush Home to the Bathroom,"" ""Find the Popes in the Pizza Contest drawing,"" ""Nerds #12,"" ""Harley's Bristol Cream"" and ""Banshee"" commercial parodies, and one ...
Nov. 10, 1979
5x05 5 5x05 Bea Arthur/The Roches
Sketches include ""Sex Change,"" ""The Backers' Audition,"" and ""First, He Cries.""
Nov. 17, 1979
5x06 5 5x06 Howard Hesseman/Randy Newman
Sketches include the ""Steve Marvin Radio Show"" and the debut of ""The Al Franken Decade.""
Dec. 08, 1979
5x07 5 5x07 Martin Sheen/David Bowie
Sketches include ""Quick Sex Change Operation,"" ""Le Shoe,"" ""Afraid of the Dark,"" ""Striking Teachers,"" ""Apocolypse Now,"" ""First Love, Part 2,"" ""Foreveready,"" ""Criminals,"" ...
Dec. 15, 1979
5x08 5 5x08 Ted Knight/Desmond Child and Rouge
Sketches include ""A Christmas Gift from The Shah,"" the ""Nerds Nativity,"" and ""Java Junkie.""
Dec. 22, 1979
5x09 5 5x09 Teri Garr/The B-52's
Sketches include ""Paul McCartney in Japan: Day 11,"" ""Craig's,"" ""Somewhere Near Mason City, Iowa,"" ""Debs Behind Bars,"" ""Anchovy Council of America,"" ""Bad Playhouse,"" ""Baby ...
Jan. 26, 1980
5x10 5 5x10 Chevy Chase/Marianne Faithfull
Live from New York, it's…Chevy Chase! Sketches include ""Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford,"" ""Pre-Chewed Charlies,"" The Bel Airabs, ""You Can't Win,"" Speaking of Fashion, ""Linden ...
Feb. 09, 1980
5x11 5 5x11 Elliott Gould/Gary Numan
Sketches include ""Kramer vs. Godzilla,"" ""The Incredible Man,"" Andy Aaron's film ""Get Rid of That Building,"" and ""All-Time Radio.""
Feb. 16, 1980
5x12 5 5x12 Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave
Sketches include ""Kirk's Greatest Kirks,"" ""What If?,"" ""Arlene Meets Kirk Douglas,"" ""Greg's Bar Mitzvah,"" ""Prime Time Saturday,"" and ""Mask of Fear""
Feb. 23, 1980
5x13 5 5x13 Rodney Dangerfield/J. Geils Band
Sketches include-- Dressing Room opening, Dr. Shockley's House of Sperm, Niggerands, Manhasset, The Subsitute Judge, Celebrity Corner: Bill Murray talks with Jerry Mathers and Tony ...
Mar. 08, 1980
5x14 5 5x14 Paul Simon/James Taylor
Sketches include ""Anniversary Seance,"" ""Todd's Campaign,"" ""The Biggest Leprechaun,"" ""The Flogging Musicians,"" ""Talk or Die,"" and ""The David Susskind Show."" Paul Simon and ...
Mar. 15, 1980
5x15 5 5x15 Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss/The Grateful Dead
Sketches include ""Women Empowerment"" and ""Hotel Room/Smell You.""
Apr. 05, 1980
5x16 5 5x16 Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray
Sketches include ""Burt's Not Angry,"" ""Vomitorium,"" ""The Burt Book,"" ""Be a Pepper,"" and ""Baba Wawa at Large."" Anne Murray performs ""Lucky Me.""
Apr. 12, 1980
5x17 5 5x17 Strother Martin/The Specials
The host for the episode is Strother Martin, and the musical guest is The Specials. The skits for this episode are as follows: Rosalyn Carter talks about sections of the 1980 census ...
Apr. 19, 1980
5x18 5 5x18 Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bruce Cockburn
Sketches include ""Mysteries of the Universe,"" ""The Dating Zone,"" ""Writing Home,"" and ""Mr. Bill."" The Amazing Rhythm Aces (featuring Bill Murray) perform ""Third-Rate Romanc ...
May. 10, 1980
5x19 5 5x19 Steve Martin/Paul and Linda McCartney
Sketches include: ""Father Guido Sarducci, Live from London,"" ""Real Incredible People,"" ""Stretch Marks Record Offer,"" ""Reagan's Dinner,"" and ""The Hominids."" 3-D performed ""All-Night ...
May. 17, 1980
5x20 5 5x20 Buck Henry/Andrew Gold
Live from New York, it's…Harry Shearer! Sketches include ""Election '80: Almost Halfway Over,"" ""The SNL Stars of the Future"" monologue, ""Lord and Lady Douchebag,"" ""Uncle ...
May. 24, 1980
5x21 5 TV Special: Election Update
Most of the original SNL fold, including Dan Aykroyd, gathered at Broadway Video to put together this pre-election shot at Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Election Update ...

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