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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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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