SNL Transcripts: Eddie Murphy: 12/11/82: Nick’s Substitute Host


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  Season 8: Episode 9

82i: Eddie Murphy / Lionel Richie

Nick’s Substitute Host

…..Eddie Murphy

[ open on tight shot of “48 Hrs.” poster in Eddie Murphy’s dressing room ] [ slow pan right to Eddie sitting in front of his mirror, back to the camera ]

Eddie Murphy: [ turns around ] Oh, how y’all doing? Um.. there’s something I have to tell you about tonight’s host, Nick Nolte.. This summer, Nick and I had the opportunity to work together in a motion picture called “48 Hrs.” Uh.. Nick and I grew together, and Nick taught me a lot about myself, and a lot about acting, and he’s a real great guy. You know, we were sitting around in Paramount’s lot this summer, and I said, “Nick, why don’t you come and host ‘Saturday Night Live’?” and he said, “Yeah, sure, Eddie, anything for you.” That’s the kind of guy Nick was. When Nick got here, and got off the plane, he vomited on my shirt. And we realized Nick was too sick to do the show. And that’s too bad, because Nick was gonna be in some real great stuff tonight. But I know you folks tuned in to see one of the stars of “48 Hrs.” host the show, and, dammit, you’re gonna see it. ‘Cause I’m gonna host the show! “Live, from New York, it’s The Eddie Murphy Show!

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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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