Saturday Night Live

Season 5 Episode 8

Ted Knight/Desmond Child & Rouge

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 22, 1979 on NBC



  • Notes

    • The "Nerds Nativity" was provoked the most heated battle between SNL and NBC hierarchy. New network Standards officials Ralph Daniels and Bill Clotworthy vehemently rejected the production of a sketch which seemed to spoof the birth of Christ. The blazing row continued past 11:30 P.M., and at its end three production assistants rushed the changes in the sketch to cue cards just before the sketch began. (This controversy was a central plot point in It's Always Something, the ABC movie on Gilda Radner.