Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 10: Episode 1

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October 6th, 1984


Thompson Twins



Frederick Koehler

Lifestyles of The Relatives of The Rich and Famous
Summary: Robin Leach (Harry Shearer) profiles Katherine Hepbuern's cousin Nelson Hepburn (Martin Short), a hot dog vendor.

Recurring Characters: Robin Leach.



Billy Crystal's Monologue
Summary: Billy Crystal talks about the history of "Saturday Night Live" and how it relates to him getting older.

Olympics 1984: A Special Report
Summary: A filmed segment by Bruce Van Dusen shows how the Olympic torch is returned to Greece.

Rich Hall's Election Report
Summary: Rich Hall follows Walter Mondale to multiple fundraising dinners.

Wheel of Fortune Interview
Summary: Happy-go-lucky Ed Grimley (Martin Short) auditions as a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" contestant, despite the suicideal feelings of contestant coordinator (Christopher Guest).

Recurring Characters: Ed Grimley.

Grandpa Howard
Summary: Famed sportscaster Howard Cosell (Billy Crystal) babysits his grandchildren.

Recurring Characters: Howard Cosell.

Synchronized Swimming
Summary: In a film by Claude Kerven, Would-be synchronized swimmers Gerald (Harry Shearer) and Lawrence Orback (Martin Short) set their sights on the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Recurring Characters: Lawrence Orback.


Mondale & Ferraro
Recurring Characters: Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferrarro.

The Thompson Twins perform "Hold Me Now"

The Bulge
Summary: In a film by Andy Breckman, a man (Jim Belushi) overstuffs his pants in a desperate bid to be noticed by women in a bar,

Saturday Night News with Fernando
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Recurring Characters: Fernando.

First Draft Theater
Summary: Early forms of Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep" are performed.

Saturday Night News with Julia Louis Dreyfus
Summary: Bob Guccione (Jim Belushi) explains why he publishes sleaze material.

Book Beat
Summary: Larry Thorpe (Christopher Guest) is unable to conduct his interview with author Wayne Kirven (Rich Hall) because he has an iron pipe through his head.

Running Late
Summary: Martin Short kills time because the show is running late.

The Thompson Twins perform "The Gap"


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