Saturday Night Live

Season 10 Episode 9

Eddie Murphy/The Honeydrippers

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 15, 1984 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Eddie Murphy/The Honeydrippers
Sketches include "Buckwheat Lives!" "White Like Me" (film), "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood," "Milestones," "Lifestyles of The Relatives of The Rich and Famous" (film), "Alfalfa's Confession," "Lishman's Deli," "Newsmakers," "Black History Minute," "Lawrence Climbs The Stairs," and "Eddie Kills Time." Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers perform "Rockin' at Midnight" and "Santa Claus is Back in Town."moreless

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    The Honeydrippers

    The Honeydrippers


    Guest Star

    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy


    Recurring Role

    James Downey

    James Downey

    Newstand Guy

    Recurring Role

    Clint Smith

    Clint Smith

    Bus Passenger

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Mr. Robinson: Hello, boys and girls! You know, Christmas is a special time in Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. It's a time for giving, and look what Mr. Landlord gave me- it's an eviction notice! Well, that's why Mr. Robinson has to wear this Santa Claus suit to sneak in and out of his building. But it just isn't a disguise, boys and girls. Because, when I add this little pail here, and when I have this little bell, it becomes a small business. (rings the bell) Yes, Christmas is a season for giving, and for taking! And with this little operation, I figure I'll be taking on about $300-400 a day! Oh, why oh why, must Christmas come but once a year?

      • Shabazz K. Morton: Hello, my name is Professor Shabazz K. Morton. In 1895, at the Tuskagee Institute in Alabama, a black man named George Washington Carver developed a new method of soul... soil... improvement through crop rotation... (a couple of audience members snicker at Murphy's blooper, causing him to break character) So I messed up - SHUT UP! (the audience applauds as Morton adjusts his shades so he can read the cue cards) Stop clapping before y'all make me smile! (back in character) end the South African cultural dependence on cotton alone.

      • Eddie Murphy: (As Mr. White) I studied for my role very carefully. I watched lots of Dynasty.

      • Second Loan Officer: We don't have to bother with these formalities, do we, Mr. White? Huh?
        Eddie Murphy: (as Mr. White) What a silly Negro!

      • Eddie Murphy: Me? Host Saturday Night Live? Ha!

    • NOTES (4)

      • After the cold opening, this episode goes into the montage without the "Live from New York..." opening. This is one of the 5 times this season this happened.

      • We learn in this episode (after a year and a half of pondering) that it was Alfalfa that set up the hit on Buckwheat.

      • Despite the fact that this episode was the highest rated of the tenth season, Murphy's three remaining former castmates (Gary Kroeger, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mary Gross) were surprisingly indifferent about his return.

      • Eddie Murphy is the third SNL alumni to host the show after leaving, and the only cast member from Year 6 to do so.

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