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Saturday Night Live Season 3 episodes

Buck Henry; Sun Ra Season 3, Episode 20

Buck Henry (host); jazz musician Sun Ra; Franken and Davis. Included: Lisa and Todd go to the prom; a stunt puppy is abused during the making of a family drama. Also: “Samurai TV Repairman.” read more

Richard Dreyfuss; Jimmy Buffett; Gary Tigerman Season 3, Episode 19

Richard Dreyfuss (host); Jimmy Buffett (“Son of a Son of a Sailor”); Gary Tigerman. Skits include “Cone Encounters of the Third Kind”; and David Susskind (Bill Murray) interviewing celebrities and their mothers. read more

Steve Martin; the Blues Brothers Season 3, Episode 18

Steve Martin hosts; the Blues Brothers perform “Hey Bartender.” The “wild and crazy” Festrunk brothers look for “foxes.” Also: a “King Tut” production number; “Theodoric, Medieval Barber.” read more

Michael Sarrazin; Keith Jarrett Season 3, Episode 17

Michael Sarrazin hosts; Keith Jarrett is the music guest. Included: E. Buzz Miller (Dan Aykroyd) leads a workout; and Sarrazin plays a VD caseworker. Also: a segment with Roseanne Roseannadanna. read more

Michael Palin; Eugene Record Season 3, Episode 16

Michael Palin hosts; Eugene Record performs “Have You Seen Her?” Palin appears as Sherlock Holmes and the amorous piano teacher of Lisa Loopner (Gilda Radner). read more

Christopher Lee; Meat Loaf Season 3, Episode 15

Christopher Lee hosts; Meat Loaf performs “No Place to Go.” Cast members try to drive a stake through Richard Nixon's memoirs; Lee recalls his horror-movie roles; Baba Wawa recieves lessons from a linguist in a spoof of “My Fair Lady.” read more

Jill Clayburgh; Eddie Money Season 3, Episode 14

Jill Clayburgh hosts; Eddie Money sings “Baby, Hold On.” Skits include “Bad One-Man Theatre”; the Coneheads have extramarital affairs; Garrett Morris sings “Danny Boy” in a leprechaun suit. read more

Art Garfunkel; Stephen Bishop Season 3, Episode 13

Art Garfunkel (host); Stephen Bishop (“On and On”); Andy Kaufman. Also: Todd and Lisa discuss their new book; Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) interviews a battered husband; Garfunkel sings “What a Wonderful World” and “Scarborough Fair.” read more

O.J. Simpson; Ashford and Simpson Season 3, Episode 12

O.J. Simpson hosts; Ashford and Simpson perform. Sketches include “Samurai Night Fever”; Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) on things that get stuck in one's teeth. read more

Chevy Chase; Billy Joel Season 3, Episode 11

Chevy Chase hosts; Billy Joel sings “Just the Way You Are” and “Only the Good Die Young.” read more

Robert Klein; Bonnie Raitt Season 3, Episode 10

Robert Klein hosts; Bonnie Raitt performs “Runaway.” Sketches include Tina Turner (Garrett Morris) singing “Proud Mary.” read more

Steve Martin; Randy Newman; the Dirt Band Season 3, Episode 9

Steve Martin hosts; Randy Newman (“Short People”) and the Dirt Band. Comedy: the Coneheads on “Family Feud.” read more

Miskel Spillman; Elvis Costello Season 3, Episode 8

Miskel Spillman, winner of the 1977 “Anyone Can Host” contest; Elvis Costello; Buck Henry. Music: “Watching the Detectives,” “Less than Zero” and “Radio, Radio.” read more

Mary Kay Place; Willie Nelson Season 3, Episode 7

Mary Kay Place hosts; Willie Nelson performs “Whiskey River” and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” Also: an appearance by Andy Kaufman. read more

Buck Henry; Leon Redbone Season 3, Episode 6

Buck Henry hosts; Leon Redbone performs “Champagne Charlie.” Included: the five finalists in the “Anyone Can Host” contest; an ad for “Little Chocolate Donuts”; and a film on life after death. Also: Baba Wawa reports from Jerusalem. read more

Ray Charles Season 3, Episode 5

Host Ray Charles performs “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” Also: comic Franklyn Ajaye appears; Tom Snyder (Dan Aykroyd) interviews Charles about the blues; President Carter (Aykroyd) discusses the energy crisis. read more

Charles Grodin; Paul Simon Season 3, Episode 4

Charles Grodin hosts; Paul Simon performs. read more

Hugh Hefner; Libby Titus Season 3, Episode 3

Hugh Hefner hosts; Libby Titus is the music guest. Included: Hefner commands an all-male space crew. read more

Madeline Kahn; Taj Mahal Season 3, Episode 2

Madeline Kahn hosts; Taj Mahal performs “Queen Bee.” Included: Kahn plays Bianca Jagger having tea with Truman Capote, Princess Grace and Margaret Trudeau (John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman). read more

Steve Martin; Jackson Browne Season 3, Episode 1

Steve Martin; Jackson Browne (“Running on Empty”); Franken and Davis. Included: the “wild and crazy” Festrunk Brothers (Martin, Dan Aykroyd) are out to pick up some “foxes.” read more

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Landmark, Emmy-winning satire from an ever-changing company of 'Not Ready for Prime Time Players' who rode the variety show to fame, including (to name just a few of its celebrated grads) Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Al Franken and Mike Myers. From its debut, with Andy Kaufman's memorably bizarre rendition of the 'Mighty Mouse' theme, through John Belushi's Samurai and Gilda Radner's Roseanne Roseannadanna, 'SNL' forever changed the landscape of TV comedy.

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