SNL Transcripts: Pee Wee Herman: 11/23/85: Pee Wee’s Tightrope Walk


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 11: Episode 3

85c: Pee Wee Herman / Queen Ida & The Bon Temps Zydeco Band

Pee Wee’s Tightrope Walk

…..Robert Downey, Jr.
…..Jon Lovitz
…..Danitra Vance
…..Nora Dunn
…..Joan Cusack
…..Anthony Michael Hall
…..Pee Wee Herman

[Opens on the cast staring up at the sky, as Anthony Michael Hall walks by]

Anthony Michael Hall: What’s going on?

Jon Lovitz: Look, it’s Pee Wee Herman. He’s walkin’ on a tightrope between the World Trade Centers!

Nora Dunn: What a great gimmick to open the show!

Robert Downey, Jr.: I tell ya, what a total performer!

[Cuts to Pee Wee balancing himself on a rope]

Pee Wee Herman: Hey you guys, look! Hey, hey, hey, watch this!

[Cuts to a wider shot of Pee Wee spinning around the rope, obviously a toy]

Pee Wee Herman: Heh heh!

[A bird flys by and starts bothering him]

Pee Wee Herman: Hey, hey, shoo, get outta here!

[Cuts to the cast on the ground, looking up and shouting in dismay]

Nora Dunn: I don’t believe it!

[Cuts back to Pee Wee]

Pee Wee Herman: Danger! Danger! No! Get out! Get outta here! [Continues to battle the bird] [Once again cuts to the dismayed cast on the ground]

Jon Lovitz: Oh my God!

Anthony Michael Hall: He’s falling!

[Cuts to Pee Wee falling through the air]

Pee Wee Herman: AHHH! “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

[Dissolves to opening montage]

Submitted by: Larry Petit

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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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