SNL Transcripts: Paul Shaffer: 01/31/87


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January 31st, 1987

Paul Shaffer

Bruce Hornsby & The Range


Bruce Hornsby & The Range, “The Way It Is”

  • Paul’s Dressing Room

    Spoiled by “Late Night”, “SNL” may not be hip enough for Shaffer.

  • Paul Shaffer’s Monologue

    Shaffer sings “Saturday Night – You’re My Home”

  • What’s My Addiction?

    Betty Ford (Jan Hooks) hosts game show devoted to addictions.

  • Unexpected Visit

    Paul’s synthesizer lends comments to surprise visit from two dates.

  • The Grenada Experience

    Time-Life books brings understanding to 48-hour U.S. invasion.

  • Bruce Hornsby & The Range perform “The Way It Is”

  • The Pat Stevens Show

    Recurring Characters: Pat Stevens, Charlton Heston.

    Pat (Nora Dunn) talks hairpieces with Shaffer and Charlton Heston (Phil Hartman).

  • Weekend Update with Dennis Miller

    Clips from the Ferdinand Marcos workout video.

    Kevin Nealon struggles for message behind post-Super Bowl depression editorial.

  • The Sweeney Sisters

    Recurring Characters: Chinge Change, Candy Sweeney, Liz Sweeney.

    The Sweeney Sisters (Nora Dunn, Jan Hooks) perform a Far East medley.

  • David Sees “Radio Days”

    Recurring Characters: David.

    Obsessed David (Jon Lovitz) trades girlfriend (Victoria Jackson) for tickets.

  • Bruce Hornsby & The Range perform “Mandolin Rain”

  • Asociacion Mexicana Del Rinon

    Sell your kidneys for profit.

  • “It Was A Very Good Year”

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