Saturday Night Live Episodes

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Saturday Night Live Season 5 episodes

Buck Henry; Andrae Crouch and Voices of Unity Season 5, Episode 20

Buck Henry hosts; Andrae Crouch and Voices of Unity perform. Included: Lord Salisbury serves steak to noble guests with notorious names; Nick (Bill Murray) entertains Love Canal refugees; Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) discusses Mount St. Helens. read more

Steve Martin; 3-D Season 5, Episode 19

Steve Martin hosts; 3-D performs “All Night Television.” Included: a “Real Incredible” TV spoof. Also: Father Guido Sarducci serenades Paul and Linda McCartney. read more

Bob Newhart; the Amazing Rhythm Aces Season 5, Episode 18

Bob Newhart hosts; the Amazing Rhythm Aces perform “Who Will the Next Fool Be?” Newhart ends up in the Dating Zone, where he meets three perverse bachelorettes. read more

Strother Martin; the Specials Season 5, Episode 17

Strother Martin hosts; the Specials perform “Gangsters.” read more

Burt Reynolds; Anne Murray Season 5, Episode 16

Burt Reynolds hosts; Anne Murray sings “Lucky Me.” Reynolds invites two young fans (Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner) back to his hotel. Also: a Roman vomitorium; Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) on the easy life of an animal. read more

Paula Prentiss; Richard Benjamin; the Grateful Dead Season 5, Episode 15

Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin host; the Grateful Dead perform “Alabama Getaway.” Included: an assertiveness training class; a guilt-ridden adulterer; and a tribute to Three Mile Island on the anniversary of its accident. read more

James Taylor; Paul Simon; David Sanborn Season 5, Episode 14

The show's 100th episode includes appearances by Michael Palin, Mr. Mike, Paul Simon, James Taylor, David Sanborn and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.). read more

Rodney Dangerfield Season 5, Episode 13

Rodney Dangerfield hosts; Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) makes an appearance. Also: a substitute judge presides over an unruly courtroom; Bill Murray interviews Wally and Beaver Cleaver. read more

Kirk Douglas; Sam and Dave Season 5, Episode 12

Kirk Douglas hosts; Sam and Dave perform “You Don't Know like I Know.” Also: Douglas has his dimple applied by the makeup department; microdentists invade Anwar Sadat's mouth; Nick (Bill Murray) sings at a bar mitzvah. read more

Elliott Gould; Gary Numan Season 5, Episode 11

Elliott Gould hosts; Gary Numan performs “Cars.” Included: a parody of “The Wizard of Oz”; a trailer for the Japanese film “Kramer vs. Godzilla.” read more

Chevy Chase; Marianne Faithfull Season 5, Episode 10

Chevy Chase hosts; Marianne Faithfull performs “Guilt.” A Congressman is caught in a bribery scam; Chase talks about his new line, Chevy Chase Casuals; a restaurant serves pre-chewed food. read more

Teri Garr; the B-52's Season 5, Episode 9

Teri Garr hosts; the B-52's perform “Rock Lobster.” Garr, Jane Curtin and Gilda Radner are “Debs Behind Bars”; Mr. Bill visits a psychiatrist; Laraine Newman is a 5-year-old movie mogul. read more

Ted Knight; Desmond Child and Rouge Season 5, Episode 8

Ted Knight hosts; Desmond Child and Rouge perform. Included: the Shah's televised Christmas party; sexual harassment in the workplace; and a segment with Roseanne Roseannadanna. read more

Martin Sheen; David Bowie Season 5, Episode 7

Martin Sheen hosts; David Bowie performs “The Man Who Sold the World.” Included: a spoof of “Apocalypse Now”; a Bill Murray review of the movie “1941.” read more

Howard Hesseman; Randy Newman Season 5, Episode 6

Howard Hesseman hosts; Randy Newman performs “It's Money That I Love.” Three Mile Island gives new meaning to the term “nuclear family”; Lisa Loopner helps Todd campaign for student-body president. read more

Bea Arthur; the Roches Season 5, Episode 5

Bea Arthur hosts; the Roches perform “Hallelujah.” Bill Murray plays a father who reacts to his son's playing hooky. Also: “Mr. Bill Builds a House”; an appearance by Andy Kaufman; and a mail-order house that sells banned products. read more

Buck Henry; Tom Petty Season 5, Episode 4

Buck Henry hosts; Tom Petty performs “Refugee.” Gilda Radner tries to seduce men with Harley's Bristol Creme; Todd's father invites Mrs. Loopner to a chess tournament; the winner of the “Find the Pope in the Pizza” contest is announced. read more

Bill Russell; Chicago Season 5, Episode 3

Bill Russell hosts. Chicago performs. Included: Ted Kennedy at a press conference; a basketball coach with a drug problem. read more

Eric Idle; Bob Dylan Season 5, Episode 2

Eric Idle hosts; Bob Dylan performs “Gotta Serve Somebody”; and “When You Gonna Wake Up.” Comedy: Prince Charles' tips on picking up girls; Roseanne Roseannadanna; hotel and motel art masterpieces. read more

Steve Martin; Blondie Season 5, Episode 1

Steve Martin hosts; Blondie performs “Dreaming.” Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) reports on the Pope's visit; Steve, as a Roman soldier, is vandalized by a Vandal. read more

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
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