SNL Transcripts: Rodney Dangerfield: 03/08/80


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 5: Episode 13

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Air Date:


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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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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