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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    Author: Don Roy King

    Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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