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Saturday Night Live aired its fifth season in 1979, ending it in 1980. Since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd left the show at the end of the fourth season, many thought the show was coming to an end, but NBC was determined to keep it going. There was no host for the 100th episode.

Cast Edit

The Not Ready For Prime Time PlayersEdit

Featured PlayersEdit

ChangesEdit

  • Harry Shearer: Promoted to the Not Ready for Prime Time Players as of February 9
  • Peter Aykroyd: First November 19
  • Brian Doyle-Murray: First December 15
  • Tom Schiller: First December 15
  • Alan Zweibel: First December 15

Episodes Edit

  • April 5, 1980 Richard Benjamin, Paul Prentiss/ The Greatful Dead
  • May 17, 1980 Steve Martin/ 3-D, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
  • May 24, 1980 Buck Henry/ Andrew Gold, Andrea Crouch, Voices of Unity
Preceded by:
Season 4
Season 5
(1979 - 1980)
Followed by:
Season 6

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