SNL Transcripts: Joan Rivers: 04/09/83


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 8: Episode 17

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Special Guests:


April 9th, 1983

Joan Rivers

Musical Youth


David Susskind

Clint Smith
The Whiners At SNLSummary: Would-be audience members Doug (Joe Piscopo) and Wendy Whiner (Robin Duke) arrive late for tonight’s broadcast of “Saturday Night Live.”

Recurring Characters: Doug Whiner, Wendy Whiner.


Joan Rivers’ Monologue

The David Susskind ShowRecurring Characters: Buckwheat.

The EnquirerRecurring Characters: Alfalfa.

Dueling JoansRecurring Characters: Joan Rivers.

Oscar Statuettes

Calvin Klein Industrial Strength JeansRecurring Characters: Elizabeth Taylor.

Saturday Night News with Brad HallRecurring Characters: Havnagootiim Vishnuuerheer, James Watt.

Celebrities in 2040Summary: In the year 2040, Joan Rivers and Eddie Murphy run into one another while residing in the same nursing home.

Musical Youth performs “Pass the Dutchie”

Club DoolittleNote: Joe Piscopo provokes Eddie Murphy into breaking character by throwing cake at him from off-screen.


Joan Rivers Standup

Caribbean Gynocologist

Musical Youth performs “Never Gonna Give You Up”


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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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