Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 11: Episode 3
Pee Wee’s Tightrope Walk
…..Robert Downey, Jr.
…..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