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  Season 38: Episode 9


















12i: Jamie Foxx / Ne-Yo

Marcus Banks: Tree Pimp

Marcus Banks.....Kenan Thompson
Customer #1.....Taran Killam
Customer #2.....Bobby Moynihan
Customer #3.....Jay Pharoah
Police Officer.....John Solomon
Customer #4.....Tim Robinson
Wife.....Kate McKinnon
Mr. Peterson.....Fred Armisen
Daddy Kidd.....Jamie Foxx

[ open on seedy scenes of New York City at night during Christmas time ]

[ reveal Marcus Banks walking the streets ]

Marcus Banks V/O: Twelve years, I was a pimp. That's a long time in pimp years. I made a lot of paper. But then I got POPPED! Did my time, learned my lesson; now I'm straight. If you had told me back then that I would be selling Christmas trees... I'd say, "You're CRAZY!"

[ cut to Marcus standing in front of a row of Christmas trees ]

Marcus Banks: But here I am! [ he fondles one of his trees ]

[ cut to title card: "MARCUS BANKS: TREE PIMP" ]

Marcus Banks: Hos is a game. And trees is a game. And the game is the same.

[ cut to Marcus working a sale ]

Marcus Banks: Hey, you like what you see?

Customer #1: Yeah -- maybe.

Marcus Banks: Yeah, she's a nice one. She'll do it all, too -- FULL SERVICE.

[ Customer #1 stares at him dubiously ]

[ cut to second sale ]

Customer #2: Is this thing a Douglas Fir?

Marcus Banks: She'll be anything you want, Cowboy! You know what I'm sayin'? Best prices in town! Fresh!

[ Customer #2 glances down at the trunk of the tree, which is wearing a silver lame high heel ]

Marcus Banks: Yeah, you like that?

[ cut to third sale ]

Customer #3: You got any bigger ones?

Marcus Banks: Oh, she big where it counts. She clean, too. Hold up -- Po Po! [ he straightens up and clears his throat as a police officer walks past ] Yeah, you know... this is a beautiful city, man... his is a real beautiful city... [ he stares in the police officer's wake ]

Marcus Banks V/O: It's a HARD game.

[ cut to Marcus walking down the street ]

Marcus Banks: Some motherfuckers wanna strap my bitches to the top of the car! Hell, no!

[ cut to fourth sale ]

Customer #4: Can I get a fresh cut at the bottom?

Marcus Banks: Say what?

Customer #4: Can I get a fresh cut?

Marcus Banks: You want me to cut 'er?

Customer #4: Just a... [ he makes a thwapping motion with his hand ] at the bottom.

Marcus Banks: [ outraged ] Get the hell out of here!

Customer #4: No, man...

Marcus Banks: GET THE HELL ON OUTTA HERE!!! [ the Custoomr runs off ] I don't CUT my bitches!!

[ cut to Marcus Banks testimonial ]

Marcus Banks: See, what I offer these trees is PROTECTION! You gotta make sure they SAFE! That's Pimpin' 101!

[ cut to Customer #1 and his wife trimming their tree in their home, as Marcus stands in the room and watches ]

Marcus Banks: Y'all got twenty minutes, now.

[ cut to Marcus Banks testimonial ]

Marcus Banks: Yeah, pimpin''s in my blood, you know? It's in my DNA! It's like chlorophyll to me! Or, uh -- uh -- uh -- uh -- photopinthesis!

[ cut to regular sale ]

Marcus Banks: Hey, Mr. Peterson! Third time this week, huh?

Mr. Peterson: Yeah! [ he carries tree away ]

Marcus Banks: Alright, Merry Christmas! [ he turns to the camera ] That is one WEIRD dude right there! But he pays. He pays.

[ reveal Mr. Peterson alone in his car with the tree, as he lowers it below the dashboard ]

[ cut to Daddy Kidd, Rival Tree Pimp ]

Daddy Kidd: I hear y'all been talkin' to Marcus, man. I mean, yeah -- he put a SHOW on for ya'. But Marcus... [ he lowers his shades ] He COLD, man. You know? He got a DARK side. I never put my hands on a tree. But Marcus?

[ cut to Marcus yellin at a tree, then he knocks it over ]

Daddy Kidd V/O: It's ungodly.

[ Marcus threatens another tree with pruning shears ]

Daddy Kidd: You probably know some of my A-List clients... but I'm not gonna mention no NAMEs, though, cuz -- to me, that's, you know, that's SACRED! [ whispering ] Matt Lauer.

[ cut to second Daddy Kidd testimonial ]

Daddy Kidd: See -- lookit, dawg: Marcus deals with a more volume business. Whereas, I deal in discerning clientele. I mean, I deal high-end! [ pointing over his shoulder ] That's my biggest earner right there!

[ reveal the Christmas tree at 30 Rockefeller Center ]

Daddy Kidd: That's my bottom bitch!

[ return to Marcus ]

Marcus Banks: You see, this game'll break your heart if you let it. What's sad is when you see a young tree. I don't get down with no saplings!

[ cut to Marcus approaching a young sapling on the sidewalk ]

Marcus Banks: Whatchoo doin' out here?! Get out of here! Go home! You barely got any rings yet!

[ return to Marcus ]

Marcus Banks: Now... I try to do RIGHT by these trees. Sometimes, I slip up.

[ cut to Marcus having sex with one of his trees ]

Marcus Banks: I'm not a perfect man. But it is what it is.

[ fade ]


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