Saturday Night Live

Season 5 Episode 5

Bea Arthur/The Roches

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 17, 1979 on NBC

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  • Mastectomies & Handel

    "First He Cries" was a funny spoof on the TV-movie sobstory of the week genre. And the Aunt Judy was good as well. Also liked Harry Shearer's SaveCo and (of course) Mr Bill. The rock opera thing seemed pretty much drug-induced. I remember at the time Andy Kaufman's wrestling crusade put me off, but now it looks funny, just him trying to stir things up and raise a little confrontational hell (and the slight exchange between him and Bea Arthur right afterward put a smile on my lips). Oh yes, and the Roches were quite impressive doing their cover of Handel. :)