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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 1982-84

To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary on October 11, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the show's most memorable moments (in chronological order). Click here to see previous posts - and now let's look back at SNL's eighth and ninth seasons (1982-84):

1) "Drew's Dressing Room"
Episode 146/November 20, 1982
The cast is jealous of Drew Barrymore's dressing room (the seven-year-old actress is still the youngest person to ever host the show). This is also Julia Louis-Dreyfus' first season as a cast member.

2) "Buckwheat Jeans"
Episode 154/March 12, 1983
Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy) advertises his own line of jeans.

3) "Special Report"
Episode 154/March 12, 1983
ABC's Ted Koppel (Joe Piscopo) reports that Buckwheat has been shot, and Alfalfa (Mary Gross) is interviewed about the tragic news.

4) "Dueling Joans"
Episode 156/April 9, 1983
Joe Piscopo impersonates host Joan Rivers.

5) "Calvin Klein Industrial Strength Jeans"
Episode 156/April 9, 1983
Host Joan Rivers impersonates Elizabeth Taylor.

6) "Stevie Wonder Impersonator"
Episode 158/May 7, 1983
Host Stevie Wonder portrays a Stevie Wonder impersonator.

7) "Dion's"
Episode 158/May 7, 1983
Hairdressers Dion (Eddie Murphy) and Blair (Joe Piscopo) are excited when Stevie Wonder visits their salon.

8) "Late Night with David Letterman"
Episode 159/May 14, 1983
David Letterman (Joe Piscopo) interviews Gumby (Eddie Murphy) about his bloopers special.

9) "James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party"
Episode 163/November 5, 1983
Featuring Eddie Murphy as the Godfather of Soul.

10) "Witness Relocation"
Episode 170/January 28, 1984
This sketch about a police informant features an improvised face-slapping competition between Joe Piscopo and host Don Rickles.

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