SNL Transcripts: Bruce Dern: 03/12/83

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  Season 8: Episode 15

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March 12th, 1983

Bruce Dern

Leon Redbone


Drunken Gary


Bruce Dern’s Monologue

Buckwheat JeansRecurring Characters: Buckwheat.


Donny & Marie St. Patrick’s Day SpecialRecurring Characters: Donnie Osmond, Marie Osmond.

Special ReportRecurring Characters: Ted Koppel, Buckwheat, Alfalfa.


The Home for Disgusting Practices

Leon Redbone performs “Sweet Sue”

The Buckwheat StoryTranscript

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

Leprechaun StoryRecurring Characters: Gumby.

Old Jew Beer

Old Negro Beer

Nerdy Traits

Old Chinaman Beer

Jerry Lewis School of Manners

Leon Redbone performs “When You Wish Upon A Star” & “I Ain’t Got Nobody”

Schliemer and Laub SongwritersRecurring Characters: Harry Schliemer, Moe Laub.


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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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