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  Season 37: Episode 2

11b: Melissa McCarthy / Lady Antebellum

Rock's Way

Juliet.....Nasim Pedrad
Chris Rock.....Jay Pharoah
Audience Member #1.....Kenan Thompson
Captain.....Bobby Moynihan
Audience Member #2.....Vanessa Bayer
Audience Member #3.....Taran Killam
Annie.....Abby Elliott

[ open on nighttime Broadway exteriors ]

Announcer: Fresh from his triumph on Broadway, in "The Motherf**ker With The Hat", actor Chris Rock now has his own show!

[ cut to title card ]

Announcer: "Rock's Way"! See Chris Rock in ALL your favorite theater classics, like... "Romeo & Juliet"!

[ cut to performance of "Romeo & Juliet" ]

Juliet: Romeo! Romeo! Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

Chris Rock: [ at ground level ] I'm right here!

Juliet: Wherefore art thou?

Chris Rock: I'm DOWN HERE!!

Juliet: Where art thou?

Chris Rock: Okay! Okay, okay! Cut this! [ he whips out his microphone ] Oh, we just gonna have to be FRIENDS! I can't be messin' with a bitch that can't HEAR! [ Juliet nods ] And what have we gotta run from the folks for? I ain't turnin' over to WAKE you! You better be able to hear DOG WHISTLES, 'cause that's the only warning you gonna GET!!

[ cut to testimonial from Audience Member #1 ]

Audience Member #1: Man, I LOVE Shakespeare! It was HILARIOUS, son! It's the only Shakespeare I been to where I stood up the whole time! [ he laughs ] You know what I'm talkin' about!

Announcer: It's ALL your Broadway favorites -- Rockified! Watch as Chris takes on... "Oliver!"

[ cut to performance of "Oliver!" ]

Chris Rock: [ holding out bowl ] Please, sir! May I have some more?

Captain: Whaaaaat?

Chris Rock: I said, "Please, sir! Could I have some more --" [ he faces the audience ] Riiiiibs! [ he ehips out his microphone ] Come on, man! What do you have in that pot, anyway? Look at you over there, lookin' like Captain Crunch!

[ cut to testimonial from Audience Member #2 ]

Audience Member #2: There were thirty other cast members onstage, but none of them really spoke. At one point, they just sat down on the stage and started laughing. I don't know what happened -- I started laughing, too! [ she cackles with glee ]

[ cut to testimonial from Audience Member #3 ]

Audience Member #3: It was... Black-tacular! [ he grins playfully ]

Announcer: It's just like one of those HBO specials, but with people in costumes! Watch as Rock takes on... "Annie"!

[ cut to performance of "Annie" ]

Annie: It's a hard knock life.

[ Chris Rock runs onstage, microphone in hand ]

Chris Rock: "Hard knock lie"?! What you know about the hard knock life? Tell you one thing, though -- she got some Daddy issues! Gotta keep off the pole!

Announcer: So come and get "Rocked"! Get rolled and see... "Rock's Way"!

[ cut to performance of "Oliver!" ]

Chris Rock: You know how a BAD idea can seem like a GOOD idea at the time? Like CRACK COCAINE!

[ the orphans laugh ]

Announcer: Premiering this month!

[ fade ]

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