SNL Transcripts: Jason Bateman: 02/12/05: An Important Moment in Black History


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 30: Episode 12

04l: Jason Bateman / Kelly Clarkson

An Important Moment in Black History

Jason…..Jason Bateman
Seth…..Seth Meyers
Will…..Will Forte
Kenny Wilkins…..Finesse Mitchell

[ open on History Channel logo ]

Announcer: And now, The History Channel presents [ over SUPER ] “An Important Moment in Black History.”

[ dissolve to group of 70’s era men sitting a bar, as Kenny Wilkins walks up and sits ]

Announcer: The year was 1975. The place: Columbus, Ohio. The country was changing.

Jason: So, gang – who’s coming this weekend?

Seth: I can’t wait.

Will: Count me in.

Jason: Yeah. Kenny? Skydiving. This weekend.

Seth: 15,000 feet in the air, taking turns jumping out of a small propeller plane.

Will: With parachutes on our backs, of course!

[ they all chuckle heartily ]

Jason: Of course, it’s a real groovy adrenaline rush. Are you in?

Kenny Wilkins: Skydiving?

Jason: Yeah.

Kenny Wilkins: Let me think about that. [ an extended beat ] Hell, no!

[ scene freezes, as the Announcer’s words scroll up ]

Announcer: The History Channel honors Kenny Wilkins, the first black man to say “No” to a recreational activity only a white person would think to do.

[ dissolve to title card ]

Announcer: This has been an Important Moment in Black History.

[ fade ]

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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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