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

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  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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