SNL Transcripts: Brian Williams: 11/03/07


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 33: Episode 4

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


November 3rd, 2007

Brian Williams



Horatio Sanz

Barack Obama

Al Roker

Matt Lauer

Halloween PartySummary: Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler) throws a Halloween costume party for her fellow contenders for the Democratic nomination, including Barack Obama who comes disguised as himself.

Recurring Characters: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich.

Bio: Barack Obama (1961-). Junior Senator from Illinois since 2005.



Brian Williams’ MonologueSummary: Brian Williams wonders briefly if hosting “SNL” will mar his reputation as a serious news anchor, but decides that all preconceptions will change after tonight.

Bio: Brian Williams (1959-). News anchor; succeeded Tom Brokaw as anchor of “NBC Nightly News” in 2004.

Cameos: 05l, 06a.


Maybelline For Men OnlySummary: There’s no need to question the authenticity of the product, because it says it’s “For Men Only” right there on the box.

Note: This ad parody was cut from the dress rehearsals of the last two episodes.


Bronx Beat with Betty & JodiSummary: Betty Caruso (Amy Poehler) and Jodi Deitz (Maya Rudolph) chatter with a slow-witted fireman (Brian Williams).

Recurring Characters: Betty Caruso, Jodi Deitz.

Note: Brian Williams spent three years during high school as a volunteer firefighter for the Middletown Township Fire Department in New Jersey.

Riley’s WaySummary: During the taping of the final episode of CW’s high school drama, “Riley’s Way”, the actor who plays the principal (Brian Williams) is angered that he hasn’t been invited to appear on the college spin-off series.


Publishers Clearing HouseSummary: The winner (Brian Williams) of Publishers Clearing House’s $15 million prize is less-than-enthused about his sudden financial windfall.


An SNL Digital ShortSummary: “A Day in the Life of Brian Williams” reveals the anchorman standing on the street waiting to be recognized, throwing pennies down at Al Roker and Matt Lauer, and delivering the Nightly News.


Feist performs “1234”Bio: Feist (1976-). Canadian singer-songwriter; full name: Leslie Feist.

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: NBC executive Roger A. Trivanti (Fred Armisen) comments on the impending Writer’s Guild strike. Weekend Update nanny Barbara Birmingham (Kenan Thompson) comments on the past week’s Halloween festivities.

Recurring Characters: Barbara Birmingham.


Larry King LiveSummary: Larry King (Fred Armisen) interviews author J.K. Rowling (Amy Poehler), and views deleted scenes from the “Harry Potter” film series highlighting Dumbaldore’s (Bill Hader) homosexuality.

Recurring Characters: Larry King.

iPhoneSummary: A man (Fred Armisen) highlights the ways in which the new iPhone allows him to get away with having a secret mistress.


Democratic Nominees BackstageSummary: Prior to the Democratic Debate at Drexel University, Brian Williams tells the nominees that the media is set on Hillary clinton securing her party’s ticket. Left to themselves, the other nominees struggle to find a way to discredit Hillary’s chances.

Recurring Characters: John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich.

Feist performs “I Feel It All”

Nightly News ThemeSummary: Brian Williams and NBC News executives seek the help of studio group musicians Dunham & Kirk to create a theme song for the Nightly News that will attract a younger demographic.




Dress Rehearsal Cuts

Willie & JulioSummary: Willie Nelson (Will Forte) and Julio Iglesias (Brian Williams) are truck drivers singing along the road.

Recurring Characters: Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesius.

Mr. ProduceSummary: Mr. Produce (Brian Williams) gives his son (Andy Samberg) a stern talking to for not taking good care of the vegetables while he was making a guest appearance on “Ellen”.

Trick or TreatSummary: A child sex offender (Will Forte) goes trick-or-treating at Brian Williams’ house.

A Message from Dennis KucinichSummary: Dennis Kucinich (Amy Poehler) comments on how his popularity is always considerably higher whenever he’s in the presence of his wife (Kristen Wiig).

Recurring Characters: Dennis Kucinich.

iPhone IISummary: A man (Jason Sudeikis) highlights the ways in which the new iPhone allows him to get away with punching cops in the street.


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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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