Saturday Night Live

Season 8 Episode 15

Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Mar 12, 1983 on NBC
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Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone
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Live from New York, it's... Gary Kroeger! Sketches include "Gary's Drunk," "Buckwheat Jeans," "The Donny & Marie St. Patrick's Day Special," "Buckwheat's Dead," "The Home For Disgusting Practices," "The Buckwheat Story," "Gumby's Leprechaun Story," "Old Jew Beer," "Old Negro Beer," "Nerdy Family," "Old Chinaman Beer," "Jerry Lewis School of Manners," and "Schliemer and Laub Songwriters." Leon Redbone performed "Sweet Sue," "When You Wish Upon A Star," and "I Ain't Got Nobody."moreless

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      • Ted Koppel: To repeat: Buckwheat has been shot. We understand that he has been rushed to a nearby hospital, his condition unknown. We'll bring you more details as the shocking tragedy develops.

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      • Buckwheat and his assassination is a running gag throughout the show. The first commercial parody is for Buckwheat Jeans, and soon after, the Buckwheat Shot news bulletin sketch airs. A fake NBC promo advertises "Byron Allen in The Buckwheat Story", Buckwheat's death is covered in Weekend Update, and a framed picture of Buckwheat appears in "Old Negro Beer". Finally, in the goodnights, Bruce says "We'll miss ya" to Buckwheat

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