SNL Transcripts: Rodney Dangerfield: 03/08/80

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  Season 5: Episode 13

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

March 8th, 1980

Rodney Dangerfield

The J. Geils Band


Jerry Mathers

Tony Dow

Yvonne Hudson

Matt Neuman

Sarah Paley

Alan Zweibel

Andy Murphy
Rodney’s Dressing RoomSummary: Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) bunks up in Rodney Dangerfield’s dressing room and brings in visitors to help invade the small space.

Recurring Characters: Father Guido Sarducci.



Rodney Dangerfield’s MonologueSummary: Rodney Dangerfield jokes about his lack of respect in life.


NiggerrandSummary: Spokesman (Harry Shearer) promotes the authentic gold coin that celebrates the African miners who dug it up.


Dr. Shockley’s House of SpermSummary: Dangerfield tries to keep up with townspeople who crave his sperm donation.


The J. Geils Band performs “Love Stinks”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary: Bill Murray questions Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers about the latter’s Vietnam War death rumor. Father Guido Sarducci interviews a recipient of a nationality-change operation.

Recurring Characters: Father Guido Sarducci.


ManhassetSummary: Nightclub comedian Rodney Davis (Rodney Dangerfield) ponders whether or not a relationship with 10-year old Tracy (Laraine Newman) is right for him.

Road To MoscowSummary: Curt Gowdy (Harry Shearer) asks athletes whether President Carter’s boycott of the Summer Games in Moscow will hurt the Russians or American athletes.

Next WeekSummary: Gilda Radner and Jane Curtin announces that next week is “SNL”‘s 100th episode.

Substitute JudgeSummary: A substitute judge (Brian Doyle-Murray) deals with an unruly courtroom trying to take advantage of him.


The J. Geils Band performs “Sanctuary”

America on the JobSummary: A salute to the men and women who inspect shirts manufactured in America.


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