Saturday Night Live

  • Score 7.9
  • Premiered: Oct 1975
  • Episodes: 879
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  • Rank #320
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Season 5 Discuss
5x1
Steve Martin/Blondie
Air date
Oct 13, 1979
Sketches include "The Pope's Doorman", "Craig's Travellers' Checks", "Free Spanish Lesson", "Juvenile Delinquent Vandal", "Rise", "Carole King", "The David Susskind Show", "Bolshoi Ballet", "The All-New Mr. Bill Show", "What the Hell is That"?
5x2
Eric Idle/Bob Dylan
Air date
Oct 20, 1979
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 ""Ask .. show full overview
5x3
Bill Russell/Chicago
Air date
Nov 03, 1979
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,"" .. show full overview
5x4
Buck Henry/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Air date
Nov 10, 1979
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 of Aviva Slesin's ""First Love"" films.
5x5
Bea Arthur/The Roches
Air date
Nov 17, 1979
Sketches include ""Sex Change,"" ""The Backers' Audition,"" and ""First, He Cries.""
5x6
Howard Hesseman/Randy Newman
Air date
Dec 08, 1979
Sketches include the ""Steve Marvin Radio Show"" and the debut of ""The Al Franken Decade.""
5x7
Martin Sheen/David Bowie
Air date
Dec 15, 1979
Sketches include ""Quick Sex Change Operation,"" ""Le Shoe,"" ""Afraid of the Dark,"" ""Striking Teachers,"" ""Apocolypse Now,"" ""First Love, Part 2,"" ""Foreveready,"" ""Criminals,"" .. show full overview
5x8
Ted Knight/Desmond Child and Rouge
Air date
Dec 22, 1979
Sketches include ""A Christmas Gift from The Shah,"" the ""Nerds Nativity,"" and ""Java Junkie.""
5x9
Teri Garr/The B-52's
Air date
Jan 26, 1980
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 .. show full overview
5x10
Chevy Chase/Marianne Faithfull
Air date
Feb 09, 1980
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 Palmer, Hollywood's Forgotten Director,"" and ""Honduras.""
5x11
Elliott Gould/Gary Numan
Air date
Feb 16, 1980
Sketches include ""Kramer vs. Godzilla,"" ""The Incredible Man,"" Andy Aaron's film ""Get Rid of That Building,"" and ""All-Time Radio.""
5x12
Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave
Air date
Feb 23, 1980
Sketches include ""Kirk's Greatest Kirks,"" ""What If?,"" ""Arlene Meets Kirk Douglas,"" ""Greg's Bar Mitzvah,"" ""Prime Time Saturday,"" and ""Mask of Fear""
5x13
Rodney Dangerfield/J. Geils Band
Air date
Mar 08, 1980
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 Dow.
5x14
Paul Simon/James Taylor
Air date
Mar 15, 1980
Sketches include ""Anniversary Seance,"" ""Todd's Campaign,"" ""The Biggest Leprechaun,"" ""The Flogging Musicians,"" ""Talk or Die,"" and ""The David Susskind Show."" Paul Simon and .. show full overview
5x15
Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss/The Grateful Dead
Air date
Apr 05, 1980
Sketches include ""Women Empowerment"" and ""Hotel Room/Smell You.""
5x16
Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray
Air date
Apr 12, 1980
Sketches include ""Burt's Not Angry,"" ""Vomitorium,"" ""The Burt Book,"" ""Be a Pepper,"" and ""Baba Wawa at Large."" Anne Murray performs ""Lucky Me.""
5x17
Strother Martin/The Specials
Air date
Apr 19, 1980
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 .. show full overview
5x18
Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bruce Cockburn
Air date
May 10, 1980
Sketches include ""Mysteries of the Universe,"" ""The Dating Zone,"" ""Writing Home,"" and ""Mr. Bill."" The Amazing Rhythm Aces (featuring Bill Murray) perform ""Third-Rate Romance.""
5x19
Steve Martin/Paul and Linda McCartney
Air date
May 17, 1980
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 Television.""
5x20 Season finale
Buck Henry/Andrew Gold
Air date
May 24, 1980
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 Roy,"" and ""Nick at Trader Nick's.""

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