SNL Transcripts: (no host): 10/06/84


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 10: Episode 1

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October 6th, 1984


Thompson Twins



Frederick Koehler
Lifestyles of The Relatives of The Rich and FamousSummary: Robin Leach (Harry Shearer) profiles Katherine Hepbuern’s cousin Nelson Hepburn (Martin Short), a hot dog vendor.

Recurring Characters: Robin Leach.



Billy Crystal’s MonologueSummary: Billy Crystal talks about the history of “Saturday Night Live” and how it relates to him getting older.

Olympics 1984: A Special ReportSummary: A filmed segment by Bruce Van Dusen shows how the Olympic torch is returned to Greece.

Rich Hall’s Election ReportSummary: Rich Hall follows Walter Mondale to multiple fundraising dinners.

Wheel of Fortune InterviewSummary: Happy-go-lucky Ed Grimley (Martin Short) auditions as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” contestant, despite the suicideal feelings of contestant coordinator (Christopher Guest).

Recurring Characters: Ed Grimley.

Grandpa HowardSummary: Famed sportscaster Howard Cosell (Billy Crystal) babysits his grandchildren.

Recurring Characters: Howard Cosell.

Synchronized SwimmingSummary: In a film by Claude Kerven, Would-be synchronized swimmers Gerald (Harry Shearer) and Lawrence Orback (Martin Short) set their sights on the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Recurring Characters: Lawrence Orback.


Mondale & FerraroRecurring Characters: Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferrarro.

The Thompson Twins perform “Hold Me Now”

The BulgeSummary: In a film by Andy Breckman, a man (Jim Belushi) overstuffs his pants in a desperate bid to be noticed by women in a bar,

Saturday Night News with FernandoSummary: .

Recurring Characters: Fernando.

First Draft TheaterSummary: Early forms of Raymond Chandler’s “The Big Sleep” are performed.

Saturday Night News with Julia Louis DreyfusSummary: Bob Guccione (Jim Belushi) explains why he publishes sleaze material.

Book BeatSummary: Larry Thorpe (Christopher Guest) is unable to conduct his interview with author Wayne Kirven (Rich Hall) because he has an iron pipe through his head.

Running LateSummary: Martin Short kills time because the show is running late.

The Thompson Twins perform “The Gap”


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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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