SNL Transcripts: Rev. Al Sharpton: 12/06/03: A Message From the President of NBC Entertainment


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 29: Episode 7

03g: Rev. Al Sharpton / Pink

A Message From the President of NBC Entertainment

Jeff Zucker…..Jimmy Fallon

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Announcer: and now, a message from the President of NBC Entertainment – Jeff Zucker.

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Jeff Zucker: Good evening, America. I’m NBC Entertainement President, Jeff Zucker. When I heard that Rev. Al Sharpton was available to host “Saturday Night Live”, I was very excited. He’s a charismatic figure, and a New York institution. And I knew his hosting tonight’s show would get millions of African-Americans to tune into NBC for the first time. But it was only after I gave Lorne Michaels the go-ahead for Al Sharpton, that I found out about the Equal-Time laws that applied in presidential campaigns. You see, for every minute that Rev. Sharpton appears on the show tonight, we’re obliged to give each of the other eight candidates an equal amount of time on NBC. But we’ve made a negative into a positive, and done what we do best here at NBC – tuen lemons into television programming!

You’ll be blown away by this week’s “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit: When a convicted sex offender escapes from prison, and heads to Manhatten, to look up his former victim, Detective Benson finds herself held hostage by a sadistic monster – played by special guest, Sen. John Kerry!

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Then, gather the whole family ’round the TV, for the Joe Lieberman special: “Hanukkah in Connecticut”!

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Only on NBC, Wednesday, December 17th, at 1:45 a.m.

Uh-oh, everybody! Whoopi’s cousin from Chicago is in town, and – oh, snap! – she is a handful! Look for Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, on three consecutive sets of “Whoopi”!

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And, talk about surprise twist – who will Melana pick, when Congressman Dennis Kucinich becomes a surprise contestant on the season finale of “Average Joe”?

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Retired Gen. Wesley Clark says he’s the best choice to lead our military. But, will that still be true when Carson and Kyle are done with him?

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Who knows? Who.. knows?

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And, look what’s coming in daytime – make contact with your loved ones on: “Crossing Over”, with John Edward and John Edwards!

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Does that sound familiar to you? I can’t go into too much detail here, but all of America will be tuning in to see this Spring, if Rachel ends up with Ross, or.. Congressman Dick Gephardt!

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Hey, America! Would you eat a camel rectum? Well, Howard Dean will! This monday, on “Fear Factor”! At 8 p.m., 7 Central.

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It’s all part of NBC’s Equal-Time TV. Each and every Democratic candidate will get their legally-protected chance to say: “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!!!

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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