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March 15, 1980
Season 5 episode
Episode 100
Season Episode 14
Host James Taylor and Paul Simon
Musical Guest(s) David Sanborn
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Cathy's Clown"
"Sunny Skies"
"Take Me to the Mardi Gras"
"Anything You Want"
Previous Episode March 8, 1980
Next Episode April 5, 1980

The 100th episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by James Taylor and Paul Simon, with musical guest David Sanborn.[1] Aside from being the 100th episode, this episode is notorious for the first F-word slip in SNL history, accidentally uttered by Paul Shaffer in the "Minstrels of Newcastle" sketch.




Cameos by John Belushi
Carrie Fisher
Steve Jordan
Daniel P. Moynihan
Ralph Nader
Michael O'Donoghue
Michael Palin


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  1. Internet lore often states that the episode had no host; this is incorrect.
Preceded by:
March 8, 1980
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
April 5, 1980
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