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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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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