SNL Transcripts: Richard Benjamin: 04/07/79

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  Season 4: Episode 16

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April 7th, 1979

Richard Benjamin

Rickie Lee Jones


Marvin Goldhar

Rodney Dangerfield

Nelson Briles

Steve Henderson

Ed Kranepool

Brian Doyle-Murray

Jim Downey

Anne Beatts

Rosie Shuster

Al Franken

Tom Davis

Personnel Substitution


Richard Benjamin’s MonologueAlso Hosted: 79o

The Pepsi SyndromeSummary: In an elaborate spoof of “The China Syndrome”, President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) suffers radiation poisoning after a Pepsi Cola is spilled on a nuclear console.

Recurring Characters: President Jimmy Carter, Rosalyn Carter, Barbara Walters.


The Nerds in LoveSummary: Todd (Bill Murray) borrows his older brother Milt’s (Richard Benjamin) bachelor pad so he can try some moves on Lisa (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Lisa Loopner, Todd DiLaMuca, Enid Loopner.

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurrayRecurring Characters: Chico Escuela, Roseanne Roseannadanna.

Rickie Lee Jones performs “Chuck E’s In Love”Also Performed: 81o, 89b.

A Bird For All Seasons

Scottish Restaurant

Little Chocolate DonutsSummary: John Belushi promotes the sugary breakfast treat that has brought him success on the ahletic field.

Note: Repeat from 77f.

Rickie Lee Jones performs “Coolsville”


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