SNL Transcripts: Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas: 01/29/83


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 8: Episode 11

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


January 29th, 1983

Rick Moranis

Dave Thomas

The Bus Boys


Bob Hope’s Superbowl PartySummary: A nervous Woody Allen (Rick Moranis) breaks the fourth wall to question the motives of Bob Hope (Dave Thomas) and Frank Sinatra (Joe Piscopo) when they ask him to help re-elect Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Recurring Characters: Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Frank Sinatra.



The McKenzie Brothers’ MonologueSummary: Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) are angered that Don Pardo gave their hotel address to SNL viewers.

The McKenzie Brothers in New York CitySummary: In a filmed segment, Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) observe the landmarks in New York City.

The WhinersSummary: Doug (Joe Piscopo) and Wendy Whiner (Robin Duke) are held hostage during a bank robbery, which culminates with doug taking a bullet.

Recurring Characters: Doug Whiner, Wendy Whiner.

I’ll Be the Judge of ThatSummary: Angry poet Tyrone Green (Eddie Murphy) is the winning contestant on Dick Cavett’s (Rick Moranis) new game show, where all the questions and answers are based on Cavett’s own intellect level.

Recurring Characters: Tyrone Green.


The Bus Boys perform “The Boys Are Back In Town”Note: Eddie Murphy joins the band during their performance.

“Hitchcock Hygiene”

Guy TalkSummary: Lenny Ciccilone (Joe Piscopo) chats with a couple of real guys – Liberace (Dave Thomas) and Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson).

Recurring Characters: Liberace, Michael Jackson.


Gerry Todd’s Porta-DishSummary: Entrepreneur Gerry Todd (Rick Moranis) shows how to pick up a satellite television signal on a simple china dinner dish.


Saturday Night News with Brad HallSummary: Joe Piscopo Sports. Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Mary Gross). Eddie Murphy. Walter Cronkite (Dave Thomas) critiques Brad Hall’s closing salutations.

Recurring Characters: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Walter Cronkite.

Hell Bent For Glory

Ed McMahon For RentSummary: A partygoer’s (Gary Kroeger) lame jokes only interest the crowd after he hires Ed McMahon (Joe Piscopo) to yuk it up at his side.

Recurring Characters: Ed McMahon.

Five Minutes To ReflectSummary: Rabbi Morton Karloff (Rick Moranis) delivers a sermon on the Five Books of Moses.


Ronco Biological Watch

The Bus Boys perform “New Shoes”

Don’t Hitch-HikeSummary: A hitchhiker (Tim Kazurinsky) thinks his luck has changed when an attractive scantily-clad woman picks him up off the side of the road, until their sexual explorations cause them to tumble off a cliff.

Note: Repeat from 10/02/82.


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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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