Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1982–1983

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The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 25, 1982, and May 14, 1983, the eighth season of SNL.

April May June[edit]

A Julia Louis-Dreyfus sketch. Debuted September 25, 1982

Mrs. T.[edit]

A Robin Duke sketch. Debuted October 2, 1982

Marvin & Celeste[edit]

A Tim Kazurinsky and Mary Gross sketch. Debuted October 2, 1982

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
8 October 2, 1982 Louis Gossett Jr.
8 October 23, 1982 Howard Hessman
8 February 19, 1983 Howard Hessman

Alfalfa[edit]

Mary Gross impersonates the Our Gang character of Alfalfa. Debuted November 13, 1982

Havnagootiim Vishnuuerheer[edit]

A Tim Kazurinsky sketch. Debuted December 4, 1982

Saturday Night News Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
8 December 4, 1982 The Smothers Brothers
8 January 22, 1983 Lily Tomlin
8 February 19, 1983 Howard Hessman
8 April 9, 1983 Joan Rivers
8 May 14, 1983 Ed Koch
Unanswered Questions of the Universe
Season Episode Host Notes
9 November 5, 1983 Betty Thomas
9 December 10, 1983 Flip Wilson
9 March 17, 1984 Billy Crystal
9 May 5, 1984 Barry Bostwick

Dr. Ruth Westheimer[edit]

Mary Gross portrays Dr. Ruth Westheimer on Saturday Night News.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
8 January 29, 1983 Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
8 February 26, 1983 Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges
8 April 16, 1983 Susan Saint James
9 October 15, 1983 Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman
9 December 10, 1983 Flip Wilson
9 May 12, 1984 Ed Koch, Betty Thomas, Father Guido Sarducci, Edwin Newman, Billy Crystal
10 November 10, 1984 Michael McKean

Patti Lynn Hunnsacker[edit]

Patti Lynn Hunnsacker was Saturday Night News's teenage correspondent who complained about matters concerning adolescents, such as proms and dates. She was played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Debuted February 5, 1983.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
8 February 5, 1983 Sid Caesar
8 March 19, 1983 Robert Guillaume
8 May 14, 1983 Ed Koch

Dion's Hairstyling[edit]

An Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo sketch.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
8 February 19, 1983 Howard Hessman
8 May 7, 1983 Stevie Wonder
9 November 12, 1983 Teri Garr Taped September 1983
9 December 10, 1983 Flip Wilson
9 February 25, 1984 Edwin Newman

References[edit]

Preceded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1981–1982
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed chronologically) Succeeded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1983–1984