Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 30: Episode 18







04r: Johnny Knoxville / System of a Down

Primetime Live

.....Paula Abdul
John Quiñones.....Fred Armisen
Corey Clark.....Finesse Mitchell
Paula Abdul.....Amy Poehler
Randy Jackson.....Kenan Thompson
Simon Cowell.....Chris Parnell
Mario Vasquez.....Maya Rudolph
Constantine Maroulis.....Will Forte
Ryan Seacrest.....Seth Meyers

[ open on Paula Abdul, standing alone ]

Paula Abdul: What you are about to see.. [ the audience cheers abruptly ] Listen. What you are about to see is a re-enactment of some events of this week's biggest news story. Now, all the facts have been changed, to get laughs at my expense. I hope you enjoy it.

[ dissolve to "Primetime Live" logo ]

Announcer: Tonight, on a special edition of "Primetime Live", the shocking follow-up to our fallen "Idol" expose.

[ SUPER: phone call transcripts: "Hi it's Paula, call me back." ]

[ SUPER: phone call transcripts: "Listen if the press is trying to talk to you, you say absolutely nothing." ]

Announcer: Former "American Idol" contestant, Corey Clark, has remembered more details about his alleged relationship with "American Idol" judge, Paula Abdul.

[ dissolve back to John Quiñones in sit-down interview with Corey ]

John Quiñones: Corey, you claim you had a sexual relationship with Paula Abdul.

Corey Clark: Yeah. Me and her were, like, sex-ally active. Yeah.

John Quiñones: We talked about it Wednesday night on TV.

Corey Clark: Yeah.

John Quiñones: Mmm-hmm. But you felt you had some more to say?

Corey Clark: Yeah. I found some more evidence, you know what I'm sayin'? Like.. [ unfolds a piece of paper ] I found this receipt, from Carl's, Jr.

John Quiñones: [ reading from receipt ] One fish sandwich, paid for with cash. Whose cash?

Corey Clark: Paula's cash! I didn't have money for luxuries like that!

[ dissolve to stock "American Idol" montage footage ]

Announcer: Was Paula Abdul feeding one contestant talents, while letting the others starve? In retrospect, it should have been obvious, from moments like this:

[ dissolve to Corey Clark singing on "American Idol" ]

Corey Clark: [ singing ]
"There's a ribbon in the sky
A ribbon in the sky
There's a ribbon in the sky, for our lo-o-ove!"

Paula Abdul: Corey, that was beautiful, you really blew me away. It's just like I rolled over and said to you this morning: "You have real star quality." I'll see you at home.

Randy Jackson: You alright?

[ dissolve back to John Quiñones in sit-down interview with Corey ]



John Quiñones: Corey, why are you making all these claims now? Is this a publicity stunt for you?

Corey Clark: No, no! It's, like, the opposite. You know what I'm sayin'? Look, I just wanna clear my name, before my record comes out, and before my book comes out! And before I startselling these t-shirts. [ holds up t-shirt; the front reads: "I did it with Paula Abdul.." with a photo of Corey smiling, the back reads: "Straight Up." ] These are on sale at Von's - and on my momma's porch.

John Quiñones: Now, Corey, do you think Paula Abdul has slept with other contestants, besides you?

Corey Clark: I don't know! I mean.. you know what I'm sayin'? I can't think about stuff like that, because, like.. my mind is, like, not smart enough to figure that out.

[ dissolve to stock "American Idol" montage footage ]

Announcer: Corey can't figure it out, but can we? Look at this clip of Paula with contestant Mario Vasquez:

[ dissolve to Mario Vasquez singing on "American Idol" ]

Mario Vasquez: [ singing ]
"Just call my na-a-ame
And I'll be the-e-e-e-ere!"

Randy Jackson: Dawg, that was hot, dawg, I was feelin' it!

Paula Abdul: [ clapping with her arms stretched high ] Mario, you have a great voice, a great style. But I think you need to focus, on coming over to my hot tub and letting me rub your feet.

[ dissolve to stock "American Idol" montage footage ]

Announcer: Or this clip of Paula with contestant Justin Guarini:

[ dissolve to Justin Guarini singing on "American Idol" ]

Justin Guarini: [ singing ]
"Celebrate good times, come on!"

Simon Cowell: Not your best. I thought it was cheesy.

Paula Abdul: I disagree. Justin, I really think you can win this competition. You have a great voice, a beautiful spirit, and you're a tender and generous lover. Get in my car. [ mimes ] I'm gonna buy you a cell phone.

[ dissolve to stock "American Idol" montage footage ]

Announcer: Or this emotional outburst, when Constantine Maroulis was voted off the show:

[ dissolve to Constantine Maroulis singing on "American Idol" ]

Constantine Maroulis: [ singing ]
"Any way the wind blo-o-ows."

[ emcee Ryan Seacrest emerges on stage next to Constantine ]

Ryan Seacrest: Great work, Constantine. You're eliminated!

Paula Abdul: No-ho-ho! Not Constantine! Not my beautiful Constantine!

Simon Cowell: Paula! Get a hold of yourself!

Paula Abdul: Why does everyone I care about leave me! Keanu Reeves! The Lakers! M.C. Scat Cat! I can't take any more!

Randy Jackson: Um.. you need to drink some orange juice.. or something.

[ the real Paula Abdul enters the scene to critique the performances ]

Paula Abdul: Alright. Great sketch, you guys. I just got three notes. Chris, um - great impression, but you need to wear a push-up t-shirt. Kenan, uh - you need about 14 more "dawgs." And, Amy?

Amy Poehler: Yeah?

Paula Abdul: Uh - you need to perfect the clap a little more.

Amy Poehler: Okay.

Paula Abdul: And be a lot more sexier, so that contestants will be willing to sleep with you. and, uh - be willing to admit we're "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"


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