Buckwheat’s Still Alive
[Opens on Alfalfa sitting in a chair reading the newspaper]
Alfalfa: And then Mr. Dithers says “Dagwood, you should’ve been in the office at 9 am!” and Dagwood says, “Why, what did I miss?” [Laughs] That’s good! I love Blondie! Well, I think I’ll turn to the sports and see how the Giants are doing. I sure hope they gained the wildcard spot. My oh my, what a huge crowd scene [Suddenly stares at the paper in shock] But, it can’t be! That’s impossible! [Takes a magnifying glass and takes a closer look at the photo, which reveals Buckwheat sitting in the crowd] It just can’t be! But he died! He died two years ago! I saw it with my own eyes!
[Dissolves to flashback footage of Buckwheat walking through a cheering crowd]
Buckwheat: No audogafs, please, please! I wud you! I wud you! I wud you! [Someone in the crowd shouts Buckwheat’s name] Yes? [Shots ring out, Buckwheat has been shot]
[Dissolves back to Alfalfa]
Alfalfa: It’s him alrighty, he’s alive! Buckwheat is alive!
[SUPER: To Be Continued]
[Dissolves to the 1984-1985 opening montage without saying, “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”]
Thanks to Larry Petit for this transcript!