SNL Transcripts: Chevy Chase: 02/09/80


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 5: Episode 10

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

February 9th, 1980

Chevy Chase

Marianne Faithfull

Tom Scott


Bert Convy

Anne Beatts

Tom Gammill

Sarah Paley

Max Pross

Rosie Shuster

Akira Yoshimura
Rancho HousoSummary: Henry Kissinger (Al Franken) wants to convince Gerald Ford (Chevy Chase) to run for President again, if only they can agree whether to meet at the top or the bottom of the stairs.

Recurring Characters: Gerald Ford, Betty Ford, Henry Kissinger.



Chevy Chase’s MonologueSummary: Chevy Chase has patched his feud with Bill Murray, and the two sing various odd duets.


Pre-Chew Charlie’sSummary: Those who can’t chew their own food are going to get spoiled by the staff services of Pre-Chew Charlie’s (Bill Murray).

The Bel AirabsSummary: With help from the FBI, Abdul (Don Novello) and clan attempt a sting operation on a local congressman (Tom Davis).

Recurring Characters: Abdul Asad, Mudhad Asad, Fatima Asad, Granny, Miss Hathaway.

Marianne Faithfull performs “Broken English”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Bill Murray delivers a commentary about the benefits of drafting women into war. Bill Murray sings “Happy Birthday” to busts of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.


You Can’t Win!Summary:

Speaking of Fashion …and other thingsSummary:

Recurring Characters: Mr. Blackwell.

Marianne Faithfull performs “Guilt”

Schiller’s ReelSummary: An in-depth profile of “Linden Palmer, Hollywood’s Forgotten Director”.

The Talking LetterSummary: Somewhere on the coast of Honduras, a tourist (Jane Curtin) records an audiotape account of her vacation to send home to Mother (Laraine Newman).

Chevy Chase performs “16 Tons”


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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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