SNL Transcripts: (none): 03/15/80


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  Season 5: Episode 14

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

March 15th, 1980


James Taylor

Paul Simon

David Sanborn


Michael O’Donaghue

John Belushi

Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan

Carrie Fisher

Ralph Nader

Michael Palin

Lorne Michaels

Yvonne Hudson

Matt Neuman

Sarah Paley

Alan Zweibel

Andy Murphy
SeanceSummary: The spirits of Michael O’Donoghue and John Belushi are summoned during a psychic seance in honor of SNL’s 100th episode.



Bill Murray’s New York SongSummary: Bill Murray sings of the greatness of living in New York City.

Horizon System 12Summary: The world’s biggest television system still retains its tiny viewing screen.


The Biggest LeprechaunSummary: Sean the Leprechaun (Peter Aykroyd) is easily captured due to his large size.


The NerdsSummary: Todd’s (Bill Murray) quest to become Student Body president may be ruined by a smear campaign, when his opponent (Harry Shearer) brings up a past mooning infraction.

Recurring Characters: Lisa Loopner, Todd DiLaMuca.


James Taylor & Paul Simon perform “Cathy’s Clown”, “Sunny Skies”, “Take Me to the Mardi Gras”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Ralph Nader. Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Roseanne Roseannadanna.


The Minstrels of NewcastleSummary: Schanken the Minstrel (Bill Murray) irks his fellow musicians when he can’t master four drum beats in time to perform for the Queen (John Belushi).


Talk Or DieSummary: Dirk Savage (Michael Palin) struggles to interview his guests while enduring a multitude of death threats during the show.


New York State WinesSummary: Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan promotes New York State Wines, even though the taste isn’t favored by Honker (Bill Murray) and a pair of discriminating bums (Garrett Morris, Peter Aykroyd).

Recurring Characters: Honker.

David Sanborn performs “Anything You Want”

The David Susskind ShowSummary: David Susskind (Bill Murray) interviews ordinary people who have undergone extreme plastic surgery measures in order to look like their favorite celebrities.

Recurring Characters: David Susskind.



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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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