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


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 30: Episode 12

04l: Jason Bateman / Kelly Clarkson

An Important Moment in Black History II

Boss…..Chris Parnell
Kenny Wilkins…..Finesse Mitchell

[ open on History Channel logo ]

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

[ dissolve to an office setting in 1985, Kenny Wilkins being interviewed by his potenial boss ]

Announcer: The year was 1985.

Boss: So, everything looks great. you can start on Monday.

Kenny Wilkins: Thank you.

Boss: You just, uh, need to sign here, if you want Direct Deposit.

Kenny Wilkins: What’s that?

Boss: Your paycheck will be deposited immediately into your account, so you don’t have to bother making a trip to the bank.

Kenny Wilkins: So, I don’t get a check?

Boss: Oh, you get it. It just goes directly to your bank.

Kenny Wilkins: But how do I cash it?

Boss: You don’t. It just goes into your account.

Kenny Wilkins: How do I know that?

Boss: Well, I’m sure your bank will send you monthly statements.

Kenny Wilkins: Okay.

Boss: So, you want to enroll?

Kenny Wilkins: Let me think about it. [ 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 Direct Deposit.

[ 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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