SNL Transcripts: Strother Martin: 04/19/80

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  Season 5: Episode 17

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

April 19th, 1980

Strother Martin

The Specials



Tom Gammill

Sarah Paley

Anne Beats

Matt Neuman

Andy Murphy

Max Pross

Census PreviewSummary: First-Lady Rosalynn Carter (Laraine Newman) outlines random 1980 Census questions aimed at illegal immigrants like Rosa Santangelo (Gilda Radner).

Recurring Characters: Rosalynn Carter, Rosa Santangelo.



Strother Martin’s MonologueSummary: Strother Martin announces that he was asked to host tonight’s show because a producer mistook him for Tennessee Williams.


Camp Beau SoleilSummary: “Cool Hand” Luke (Bill Murray) tries to reform against the curriculum provided by La Capitan (Strother Martin) at a French language camp.


The Specials perform “Gangsters”

Weekend Update with Jane Curtin & Bill MurraySummary:

Recurring Characters: G. Gordon Liddy, Chico Escuela.

Video WillSummary:

Conductor’s ClubSummary:

Invasion of the Brain SnatchersSummary:

The Specials perform “Too Much, Too Young”

Any TownSummary:

FoodSummary: A film by Edie Baskin, with hand-colored stills by Mary Laffer, observes diners enjoying food at various New York eateries.


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