Saturday Night Live: Season 5, Episode 5

Bea Arthur/The Roches (17 Nov. 1979)

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The host for the episode is Bea Arthur, and the musical guest is The Roches. The skits for this episode are as follows: After giving a speech, Ronald Regan has all his makeup removed as he ... See full summary »

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Friend / Greg Dobson / Beatalo
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Sherry / Bambi / Cousin
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Irene Anderson / Connie Carson / Margie Pantelle
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The host for the episode is Bea Arthur, and the musical guest is The Roches. The skits for this episode are as follows: After giving a speech, Ronald Regan has all his makeup removed as he gets ready for a long series of naps in between each of his press appearances for the day. An ad pitches Spud Beer, a beer made from potatoes for people who have lost their sense of taste following electroshock therapy. During the Weekend Update, Jane Curtain reports on the retirement of AFL-CIO leader George Meany, as well as investigations into embezzlement by the boss of the longshoremen's union, while Dr. Franken conducts experiments that mainly involve tearing apart cockroaches. Tom Clay of SaveCo offers viewers great deals on products that had to be rejected from stores for failing government safety inspections. Mr. Bill attempts to build a house for himself and Spot, but Mr. Hands and Sluggo smash him to pieces. Other skits include A Soviet takeover, Aunt Judy's basement, First He Cries, ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The show received angry letters and phone calls about the sketch "First, He Cries". The sketch spoofed Betty Rollin's book "First, You Cry" which chronicled her struggle with breast cancer. Rollin contacted 'Al Franken', the sketch's writer, to tell him that she was not offended at all. See more »

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