SNL Transcripts: Richard Benjamin & Paula Prentiss: 04/05/80


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March 8th, 1980

Richard Benjamin & Paula Prentiss

Grateful Dead


  • ABC News

    Frank Reynolds (Harry Shearer) reports on President Carter as White House hostage.

    Recurring Characters: Frank Reynolds.

  • Richard Benjamin & Paula Prentiss’ Monologue

    Richard is upset that he was cut from the cold opening.

  • Little Girls’ Fantasy

  • Grateful Dead performs “Alabama Getaway”

  • Paranoid Guilt

    Married man (Richard) frets over affair with mistress (Laraine Newman).

  • Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill Murray

    Al Franken explains how he avoids having to pay taxes.

    Recurring Characters: Big Vic Ricker.

  • Assertiveness Training

    Instructor (Paula) teaches women to be more assertive.

    Recurring Characters: Iris de Flaminio, Bobbi Farber, Christy Christina.

  • Khomeini the Magnificent

  • Joey Bishop Fans

    Neighbors experience doldrums until they realize they all idolize Joey Bishop.

  • Grateful Dead performs “Saint of Circumstances”

  • “Mr. Bill Strikes Back”

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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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