SNL Transcripts: Donald Pleasence: 10/31/81: Vomiting For Luck



 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 7: Episode 4

81d: Donald Pleasence / Fear

Vomiting For Luck

…..Donald Pleasence
…..Eddie Murphy
…..John Belushi

[ open on Donald Pleasence, dressed in his “Profiles In British Courage” costume, standing before a bathroom mirror ]

Donald Pleasence: “Live from New York…” [ he starts over ] “LIVE! From…” Oh, I’m terrified. I feel ridiculous. Uh… “Live! Saturday Night!” “Saturday Night… LIVE!” “Live! From New…” [ suddenly, Eddie Murphy enters ] Hello?

Eddie Murphy: Hey, Donald Pleasence!

Donald Pleasence: Hello.

Eddie Murphy: How you doing?

Donald Pleasence: I’m alright… I’m just scared to death. I was running over a few of my lines.

Eddie Murphy: Yeah? Why? Yuo gonna be FUN, man. You shouldn’t br worried about it. It’s gonna be fun, you’re a funny guy, Donald.

Donald Pleasence: Really?

Eddie Murphy: Yeah. Piece of cake. Excuse me for a minute. [ Eddie heads for a stall ]

Donald Pleasence: Oh. I see.

[ Eddie enters a stall, then retches into a toilet ]

Donald Pleasence: Oh, God… do they all do that? Are you alright?

Eddie Murphy: What?

Donald Pleasence: Eddie, are you alright? I mean, are you alright?

Eddie Murphy: Yeah. I’m just vomiting, man — for luck.

Donald Pleasence: For luck?

Eddie Murphy: [ wiping his cheek ] You don’t vomit, man?

Donald Pleasence: Have I vomit? I haven’t throw up enough for that. You do it for luck?

Eddie Murphy: You didn’t vomit before you filmed “Halloween”?

Donald Pleasence: I vomited after I saw the film, but… no! No, because it was scary, a scary film.

Eddie Murphy: Yeah, I vomited, too — same reason. Well, look, man, we all vomit for luck.

Donald Pleasence: I’m not superstitious, and I don’t really feel like being sick.

Eddie Murphy: Well, you do whatever you want to do, man. I might vomit again a little later, but… [ Pleasence laughs uproariously ] Take it easy.

Donald Pleasence: I just feel scared.

Eddie Murphy: You’ll be alright, man.

Donald Pleasence: Okay, have a nice show.

Eddie Murphy: You, too! [ he exits the bathroom ]

Donald Pleasence: Ha! I like that! [ he snaps his fingers ] Show time! Show time! Oh, I suppose there’s no harm in… [ he glances toward the stalls ] trying… [ he sticks his finger down his throat and rushes into a stall and retches ]

[ suddenly, John Belushi exits the next stall, peers into the mirror and fixes his hair. The audience applauds wildly as he stares into the mirror, then approaches a urinal as the scene fades and the opening montage begins ]

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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