Saturday Night Live

Season 5 Episode 20

Buck Henry/Andrew Gold, Andrae Crouch

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 24, 1980 on NBC
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Live from New York, it's…Harry Shearer! Sketches include "Election '80: Almost Halfway Over," "Lord and Lady Douchebag," "Cow Minder's Daughter," "Uncle Roy," "The Week in Review," "Mommy Beer," and "Nick at Trader Nick's." Andrew Gold performed "Kiss This One Goodbye" and Andrae Crouch performed ""Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus."moreless

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    Andrae Crouch

    Andrae Crouch

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Andrew Gold

    Andrew Gold

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Walter Williams (IV)

    Walter Williams (IV)

    Gary Lipton

    Guest Star

    Akira Yoshimura

    Akira Yoshimura

    Prince Amanawahu

    Recurring Role

    Buck Henry

    Buck Henry

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Don Pardo

    Don Pardo

    Ron Waldo

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Norma Jenkins (Yvonne Hudson) says she had appeared on the same Cincinnati station that launched The Mike Douglas Show. Actually, The Mike Douglas Show began on Cleveland's Channel 3.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Butler: (shouting) Lord and Lady Douchebag!

      • At the end of the show, Buck Henry stands in the front of an unusually large group and bids the audience, "Goodnight–and good-bye." They leave the studio, and as the last few walk through the doors of Studio 8H, the camera zooms in to catch the "ON AIR" sign going off.

    • NOTES (7)

      • This is the final program produced by Lorne Michaels until his return in the 11th season. He later said that leaving SNL after the 5th season would be the biggest mistake of his life.

      • While the fall of the old SNL marked the end of one era, another golden era was just beginning for the New York Metro Area. Just hours earlier, the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup, and they would win it again each of the next three years.

      • This will be Buck Henry's last time as an SNL host. In five years, he had hosted ten times, a concentration unlike any in the show's history. And his ten appearances would remain the SNL record until Steve Martin did his eleventh show May 20, 1989.

      • As if to symbolize the end of the original SNL, Andrew Gold sings only one song: "Kiss This One Goodbye."

      • This marks Gilda Radner's last appearance on "SNL." Four of her five castmates would pop up later on as hosts and in reunion specials, Brian Doyle-Murray would return to the cast in Year 7, Harry Shearer would do so in Year 10, and Al Franken and Don Novello would do so in Year 11.

      • Buck Henry introduces the supposed new cast for 1980-81 in the opening monologue. Amongst the "new cast members" he introduces are writer Matt Neuman as Carl Quackenbush, Walter Williams (creator of "Mr. Bill") as Gary Lipton, and Don Pardo as "Ron Waldo."

      • This is the last episode featuring "Weekend Update" with Jane Curtin and Bill Murray.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Carl Quackenbush: I certainly hope not!
        Everything about Carl Quackenbush, from his line to his walk to the cigar in his mouth, was tapped directly from Groucho Marx.

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