Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 27: Episode 4




01d: John Goodman / Ja Rule

Liberty Medical Insurance

Wilford Brimley.....John Goodman

[ open on Wilford Brimley sitting atop a horse next to a wooden fence on his farm ]

Wilford Brimley: Hi. I'm Wilford Brimley, and I've had diabetes for about 20 years. I stay active and I feel pretty good most of the time. See, I do things differently now. I'm not perfect, but I try to watch my diet and exercise. And I check my blood sugar, and I get all my diabetic testing supplies from Liberty Mutual.

Like I said, I'm not perfect. I guess.. some of the things I told you just now are downright fibs. Like the diet and exercise thing. When I said I watch my diet, I guess I mean I watch the minivan from Buddy's Barbecue pull up and unload about $200 worth of pork ribs onto my driveway. While I stand in the doorway hiding my food boner in my Bermuda shorts.

When it comes to exercise, well that's just a boldfaced lie. I've never moved fast enough to sweat , except when I was making a baby. Even then, I took some much-needed breaks. My doctor isn't even sure I've got diabetes. He just says I look like somebody who would have it. I do check my blood-sugar every day, though, just in case. And Liberty Medical brings all the teting supplies right to my door, so it's easy to track my health.

[ sprays whipped cream into his mouth ]

Who am I kidding? That's bull hockey! I don't keep track of my health at all! People just assume I eat a lot of quaker Oats, so I must be okay. Hell, I wouldn’t eat oatmeal if it was the filling in a Dove bar. I can't stand that gobbledlygook! It always seems like somebody else ate it first. Sorry, Quaker, but I'm Wilford Brimley, I say it how I feel it.

You know what I do like, are them S'Mores. And old-fashioned wedding cake frosting - the kind that's still got lard in it. And merangue made out of egg yolks instead of egg whites. Some people call it cholestoral, I just call it good.

If you have diabetes, you check your blood sugar, and you check it often. There's no reason not to. Call Liberty. They can help you have a better life.

Now, I'm gonna go get off my horse by getting onto a smaller horse, and then onto a large dog, until I'm near enough to the ground to roll off.

You take care now.

[ fade out ]


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