SNL Transcripts: Catherine Zeta-Jones: 10/22/05: Weekend Update with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler


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  Season 31: Episode 3

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05c: Catherine Zeta-Jones / Franz Ferdinand

Weekend Update with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

…..Tina Fey
…..Amy Poehler
Donnie Freeman…..Jason Sudeikis
Pep Walters…..Fred Armisen

Announcer: From Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, it’s “WeekendUpdate,” with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler!

[cheers and applause]

Tina Fey: Hi, I’m Tina Fey.

Amy Poehler: And I’m Amy Poehler, here are tonight’s top stories:

[Tom DeLay grinning in his mugshot] Tom DeLay’s mugshot was released onThursday. Even creepier, it was taken while he watched someone drown abag of kittens.

DeLay looks confident in his mugshot, but let’s widen out. [new photoshows DeLay’s pants are stained] Yep, I thought so. He soiled himself,that’s what I thought.

Over to you, Tina.

Tina Fey: Thank you, thank you.

Amy Poehler: I just want to say it’s great to have Tina back, everybody.

Tina Fey: Aww, thank you. [cheers and applause] I’m happy to behere, and, uh, we also want to offer congratulations to Maya Rudolph,who had her baby last week! [more applause]

Amy Poehler: That’s right.

Tina Fey: Yes, a sweet little peanut named Pearl. And this putsus, uh, one step closer to an all-baby cast.

[cast photo is shown; only a few adults are remaining, surrounded by infants]

Amy Poehler: Oh, that looks good.

Tina Fey: Yes! All babies… and Finesse. It’s gonna be a goodshow…[Amy is laughing] He’s in the picture!

Last week, Hurricane Wilma grew into the most intense Atlantic stormever recorded, a Category 5, with 175 mile per hour winds. Or what’sknown around FEMA as “Casual Friday.”

Amy Poehler: Sources said Monday that a special prosecutor’sintensifying focus into who outed a CIA operative has raised questionswhether Vice President Dick Cheney himself was involved. Confronted onthe issue, Cheney turned into a hundred bats, and then flew away!

Tina Fey: Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief ofStaff, said this week that foreign policy in the Bush administration hasbeen usurped by a “Cheney-Rumsfeld Cabal.” President Bush fired back,saying, “How dare you notice that!”

U2 lead singer Bono met with President Bush in the White House onWednesday and urged the President to help the world’s poor, while thePresident urged Bono to get back with Cher. [applause]

Amy Poehler: I’d like to see that.

Tina Fey: I hope they do!

Amy Poehler: This week in Florida, the Doral High School footballteam cancelled the remainder of its season, after losing its first sixgames by a combined score of 299-0. Here to comment is the head coachof that team, Donnie Freeman.

[pan to Donnie; applause]

Donnie Freeman: Thank you Amy, thank you. Ah, hey, what can Isay, tough season, you know? We lost all our games, and we didn’t scorea point. What can I say, I love my trick plays! [laughs] I love myFlea Flicker, you know, your Statue of Liberty, Bloomin’ Onion, theDutch Brownie. And for the record, you know, I- I now know that theBloomin’ Onion is illegal, all right? Because I now know that only onefootball is allowed on the field at any given time. I know that, I knowthat now.

See, I learn stuff from these kids as well, you know? ‘Cause that’swhat you’re gonna get when you play for ol’ Donnie Freeman, all right? One, you’re gonna learn. Two, you gotta be clean-shaven. Noexceptions, all right? And three, no punting. Ever. We neverpunt the football. Punting is for quitters. Vince Lombardi said that. Actually, it might’ve been my dad. Doesn’t matter.

Hey, now a lot of people say my style’s a little unorthodox, all right? And I’m like, you know, what does that word even mean? [laughs some more]

Amy Poehler: Oh, it means you’re style of play is unusual.

Donnie Freeman: Oh! Alright, then I guess they’re right, then. OK, yeah, no I didn’t- I didn’t know that.

Amy Poehler: Well, what did you think it meant?

Donnie Freeman: Ah, you know, I didn’t really know, it’sjust—eych. Just sounded mean, you know?

Amy Poehler: Wow.

Donnie Freeman: Alright, but you wanna know what really stinks? Wanna know what really stinks? You’re gonna love this, you two. I- Idon’t even know if I’m gonna be back next year! I don’t know if I’mgonna get to come back. How do you like that for gratitude? You knowwhat, if you guys keep giving me the runaround down there at Doral, I’mnot even gonna want to come back, alright? ‘Cause this little birdiewill fly away! Oh believe me, I’ve got options, believe that. I’vealways wanted to coach in the pros, for instance. You know, more of mystyle, anyhoo. Uh, plus, on a good note, I just found out on Thursdaythat I have a three-year-old son, his name’s Orlando.

So yeah, I think things are looking up for ol’ Donnie Freeman!

Amy Poehler: Yeah, they’re definitely not. The saddest man inthe world, everybody, Donnie Freeman. [cheers and applause] Yeah, goodluck, Donnie.

Tina Fey: Pope Benedict XVI will attend a world premierescreening of the new miniseries Pope John Paul II, starring CaryElwes and Jon Voight. He’s coming to the premiere because Jon Voight’sdaughter is Angelina Jolie, and even the Pope wants to hit that. [someapplause]

Amy Poehler: Stay away from my Pope, Jolie. [Tina laughs] I knowhow you work.

Royal officials announced Friday that Prince William has won a place atBritain’s elite Sandhurst Military Academy, to train to become an Armyofficer. Apparently the admissions committee was particularly impressedby his essay. [picture of a sheet of paper, with the words “I’m PrinceWilliam” written on it]

Tina Fey: And now, a “Weekend Update” Sports Minute for Ladies.

Game One of the World Series was tonight. Uh, the Chicago White Soxplayed, uh, those other guys, and I think they beat them by, like, acouple, I think.

Amy Poehler: Yeah, yeah, and it was really long.

Tina Fey: Ugh, it was so long.

Amy Poehler: Yeah.

Don Pardo V/O: This has been “Weekend Update” Sports Minute forLadies. [cheers and applause]

Tina Fey: Spongebob Squarepants will begin airing in Chinain December, so millions of factory workers can finally know what thehell they’re making. [applause]

In China, the show will be called Cleaning Pad Charlie RectangleShorts.

Amy Poehler: Good show, I would watch that.

A 14-year-old Indiana girl was arrested after she came to a middleschool with a handgun, ammunition, and six small bags of marijuana. Man, Dakota Fanning’s growing up so fast! [some applause]

Tina Fey: Businessman Robert McCormick is refusing to pay a$200,000 bill from a night at the Scores strip club two years ago,insisting that he did not spend more than $20,000 that night. “Oh,that’s much better,” said his wife.

Amy Poehler: The Monroe County jail in Indiana is within ten daysof running out of toilet paper, because the county council will notallow the warden to transfer funds to pay for it. The story will betold in the upcoming film, “The Brown Mile.” [some boos mixed withcheers; Amy smiles] WHOO!

Researchers say that about one half of American teens go online to getinformation about sex, while the other half get their sex informationfrom Don Pardo—oh no, wait a second, that can’t be right.

Don Pardo: It’s true, Amy Poehler, I know a lot about sex.

Amy Poehler: [disgusted] Oh please, Don, don’t say that anymore—

Don Pardo V/O: Wanna know how babies are made?

Amy Poehler: No!

Don Pardo V/O: Good, I’ll stop by your dressing room and show you!

Amy Poehler: What? God!

Tina Fey: Wow, Don, you’re gonna do this in front of me? You’regonna hit on her in front of me.

Don Pardo V/O: Don’t be like that, boo. [some applause]

Tina Fey: Oh, Don Pardo, it is impossible to be mad at you!

Amy Poehler: You’re a charmer, a charmer.

Tina Fey: I love you, Don Pardo.

This week marked—[cracks up] This week marked the beginning of exorcismclasses at Vatican University, and the last week of Jazzorcism classes.[picture of a possessed baby waving his arms at an aerobics class; someapplause]

Amy Poehler: Tired of all the prostitute jokes they have toendure, the residents of Hooker Lane in Greenwich, Connecticut, arepetitioning the town to have their street’s name changed to StonebrookLane, after longtime resident Louise Stonebrook… who is a prostitute.

Tina Fey: Amy, last night I saw a comedian who made me laugh soloud, I was like, tears. For real, very inspiring. He’s blind, andhe’s a prop comic. Please welcome Pep Walters!

[Pep approaches a microphone next to Tina; applause]

Pep Walters: [facing Tina] Hey!!! Check out this crowd!!—whichway am I facing?

Tina Fey: A little that way. [turns Pep so he faces the audience]

Pep Walters: There we go. What’s up, everybody? [audiencecheers] Yeah, yeah!

Did you ever go on an airplane? Some guy’s got a baby who’s crying tooloud? [chuckling] Yeah, I got something for that!

[to Tina, but the audience can still hear him] Will you reach into mybag, real quick, and just, uh, grab one—

Tina Fey: In here?

Pep Walters: It’s in there, yeah.

Tina Fey: [reaching into the large bag Pep brought, she pulls outa furry tennis racket] This?

Pep Walters: No, that’s not it. [to the audience] On a plane!

Tina Fey: [pulling out a hard hat with a satellite dish attached]Is this it?

Pep Walters: No, that’s not it. Just keep going, then. [to theaudience again] Got a baby who’s crying too loud? Man, I got something,you won’t believe it! Ha ha! [Tina pulls out a toilet seat withreflectors attached] No, that’s not it, it’s these, uh, earmuffs thatsay “Shut That Baby Up” on it.

Tina Fey: Oh, OK.

Pep Walters: That’s, um, the punchline of the joke—[Tina findsthe earmuffs and gives them to Pep, who puts them on] Hey!! Check itout! Shut that baby up! [little audience reaction, since the punchlinehas been given away; Pep is clearly disappointed]Just get me off the stage, please? I- I think I’m done.

Tina Fey: Oh, uh, OK. Just back up and turn right.

Amy Poehler: Thank you, thank you Pep Walters.

Pep Walters: [startled] Who was that? Who else is here?

Tina Fey: Oh, it’s just Amy.

Pep Walters: Oh, OK. Yeah, I need to get off.

Tina Fey: Just that way to the right. Good job, Pep.

Pep Walters: OK.

Amy Poehler: Thank you, Pep. [cheers and applause]

Swedish researchers discovered a new way to—[Suddenly, Pep’s headappears in Amy’s camera shot] Oh boy.

Tina Fey: Pep! No, the other way, Pep!

Amy Poehler: The other way! [Pep wanders around in front of thedesk, still in the shot. Amy laughs]

Tina Fey: Get out of the shot, Pep.

Amy Poehler: Pep, get out of the shot!

Tina Fey: Pep, just—

Amy Poehler: Move in any direction!

Tina Fey: Move in any direction, Pep, and you’ll be out of theshot! Just, even, bend down a little bit. [Pep finally gets out of theshot. Amy is still laughing. Cheers and applause]

Amy Poehler: Oh boy, tears!

A new survey shows that the average person spends four years of theirlife housecleaning, and just 16 hours having orgasms, which makes sense. It probably would take four years to clean up after a 16-hour orgasm. Am I right, Tina? Up top! [holds her hand out for Tina]

Tina Fey: No.

Amy Poehler: No? I’ll do it myself. [gives herself a high five] Boom.

Tina Fey: Alright, thank you.

Madonna made a surprise appearance at New York’s Hunter College onWednesday as a guest professor. The course was “Fake English as aSecond Language.” [some applause]

Amy Poehler: A twelve-year-old Michigan boy is trying to breakthe Guinness Book of World Records for most continuous karate kicks inone hour. Least happy about this: the boy’s little brother.

For “Weekend Update,” I’m Amy Poehler.

Tina Fey: I’m Tina Fey. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

[cheers and applause as Tina waves; fade]

Submitted by: Mike Arroyo

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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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