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

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  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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