SNL Transcripts: Joan Rivers: 04/09/83

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  Season 8: Episode 17

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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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