SNL Transcripts: Bernadette Peters: 11/14/81: A Message To Young White Viewers


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 7: Episode 6

81f: Bernadette Peters / The Go’Go’s, Billy Joel

A Message To Young White Viewers

…..Eddie Murphy
Sammy…..Eliot Wald

Announcer: A message to all our young white viewers.

Eddie Murphy: Hello, I’m Eddie Murphy and I’m here to tell you the importance of a good education. I’m 20 years old and a high school graduate. I studied at Nassau community college for about two weeks. I have no formal theatricaltraining what so ever yet I’m one of the stars of the new Saturday Night Live. I also make more in a week than mostwhite people make in a year. Which leaves me to the conclusion that in 1981 a good education is just as imporant asa warm bucket of hamster vomit. That’s right, all you white kids in school are wasting your sweet precious time because life is luck. You’re either lucky or you’re a bum from the beginning. So stop kidding yourself, drop out. Go have some fun, drink some beer. Get each other pregnant and play Space Invaders. You know, you white kids take life so seriously. Quit school and be successful like me.

(Sammy the limo driver appears)

Sammy: Excuse me Mr. Murphy, you’re limosuine’s waiting.

Eddie Murphy: Thanks Sammy. Sammy went to Harvard.

Submitted by: Nick Johnson

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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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