SNL Transcripts: Danny DeVito: 12/05/87


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 13: Episode 6

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Special Guests:


December 5th, 1987

Danny DeVito

Bryan Ferry


G.E. Smith

Cheryl Hardwick

Rhea Perlman
Reagan-GorbachevSummary: President Ronald Reagan (Phil Hartman) shows movie-related landmarks to Mikhail Gorbachev (Danny DeVito).

Recurring Characters: President Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev.



Danny DeVito’s MonologueFirst Hosted: 81s.

Summary: Danny DeVito shows off his high school yearbook to prove that he and Bruce Springsteen went to school together.

Handi-OffSummary: Office employee Sheila (Victoria Jackson) seeks a product that will resolve the problem she faces by having extra digits.


At The MoviesSummary: Gene Siskel (Kevin Nealon) and Roger Ebert (Phil Hartman) review Christmas porno films.

Recurring Characters: Roger Ebert.

Church ChatSummary: The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) talks to Danny DeVito about his so-called new “family friendly” movie, “Throw Momma From the Train”, then invites him to sing “Here Comes Santa Claus” while she performs a drum solo.

Recurring Characters: Church Lady.


Bryan Ferry performs “The Right Stuff”Bio: Bryan Ferry (1945-). Singer-songwriter; lead vocalist for Roxy Music; briefly dated Jerry Hall in the 1970’s.

Weekend Update with Dennis Miller

The Jungle RoomSummary: Nancy Maloney (Victoria Jackson) will finally sing at Eddie Spimozo’s (Jon Lovitz) Jungle Room.

Recurring Characters: Eddie Spimozo, Charlie Loomis, Nancy Maloney.

White Trash Appraiser

Ann Landers’ PlayhouseRecurring Characters: Ann Landers.

Bryan Ferry performs “Kiss & Tell”

The DoormanSummary: A tenant (Phil Hartman) and his doorman (Danny DeVito) fail to accurately recall events since knowing one another.


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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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