SNL Transcripts: Eddie Murphy: 12/11/82

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December 11th, 1982

Eddie Murphy

Lionel Richie

Harry Anderson

Clint Smith

Steve Martin
Nick’s Substitute HostSummary: Eddie Murphy announces that planned host Nick nolte has taken ill, so he’ll take over the hosting duties instead.



Eddie Murphy’s MonologueSummary: Eddie Murphy performs stand-up about haunted houses and does his Stevie Wonder impression.


Rubik’s GrenadeTranscript

Merry Christmas, Dammit!Recurring Characters: Gumby, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Frank Sinatra.


Harry Anderson


Kensington Dance Theatre for the BlindTranscript

Saturday Night News with Brad HallRecurring Characters: Dr. Jack Badofsky.

Lionel Ritchie performs “You Are”

Hairem ScaremRecurring Characters: Dion.


The Herpes Family

Lionel Richie performs “Truly”

The Meaning of ChristmasNote: Repeat from 12/12/81.

Note: Originally appeared as a piece within SNL Newsbreak with Brian Doyle-Murray.

A Special Christmas MessageRecurring Characters: April May June.



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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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