Buckwheat’s Still Alive


Buckwheat’s Still Alive

Alfalfa…..Mary Gross
Buckwheat…..Eddie Murphy

[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!

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Author: Don Roy King

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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