Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 30: Episode 12
An Important Moment in Black History
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?
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 ]