SNL Transcripts: Jonah Hill: 03/15/08: Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers


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  Season 33: Episode 8

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07h: Jonah Hill / Mariah Carey

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers

…..Amy Poehler
…..Seth Meyers
…..Tracy Morgan

Announcer: “Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers.”

Seth Meyers: I’m Seth Meyers!

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

Shocking news out of New York this week. Turns out the whistleblower was having his whistle blown.

During a short press conference, Monday, in which New York Governor Eliot Spitzer apologized for his involvement in a prostitution ring, his wife, Silda, stood by his side — apparently, to make sure there are no prostitutes under the podium.

Seth Meyers: On Tuesday, Barack Obama won the Mississippi primary with nearly 90% of the black vote in the state, but only one-quarter of the white vote. While Mississippi’s Asian guy is still too scared to leave the house.

Many California parents who home-school their children are upset by a California court ruling that may force their children to be taught by a credentialed teacher. Said one angry parent, “This is just like what the Nazis did to the Eskimos in the 1850’s.”

Amy Poehler: According to a new report, a cocktail of more than fifteen drugs ranging from pain relievers to veterinary medicines, have been found in New York City’s drinking water. The good news? You can now freebase your FabriltaBrita Filter!

Seth Meyers: [ chuckling ] Fabrilta, not as good!

The revelation of Eliot Spitzer’s involvement with a high-end prostitution ring is one of the most shocking and abrupt political scandals in recent history. And it brings us to a segment we like to call: “Really!?! with Seth and Amy.”

Really, Eliot Spitzer? Really? Did you not think prostitution rings get busted? Your job used to be busting prostitution rings! Really!

Amy Poehler: Really!

Seth Meyers: And the service you used was called Emperor’s Club V.I.P. Really? You know, as a rule, if something has V.I.P. in the title it’s not for V.I.P.’s. If you see a place called the VIP Nail Salon in Midtown, you will not find Keira Knightly there.”

Amy Poehler: And you used a fake name, but your real home address? Really? That’s like wearing a fake moustache and a t-shirt that says “I’m wearing a fake moustache!” And your fake name was your buddy’s name! And, not only that, you picked a buddy whose name sounds made-up! “George Fox.” Really? Why not just go with “Captain Superdong”? Really!

Seth Meyers: Really!

Amy Poehler: Really!

Seth Meyers: And you wanted to have sex with a hooker, but you didn’t want to wear a condom? Really?

Amy Poehler: Really!

Seth Meyers: That might not be scary if you were Client #1, but you were Client #9. I wear a condom if I’m ninth in line at the deli!

Amy Poehler: Really?

Seth Meyers: Really!

Amy Poehler: Really!

Seth Meyers: I really do!

Amy Poehler: He really does! And, Silda — Silda, God bless your strength and your fortitude, but you didn’t have to stand there. Really! Tammy Wynette would not have stood there. And if you do stand up there, you have permission to make goofy faces. You can go like this: [ makes an exaggerated motion ] You can make rabbit ears. You can do one of these: [ makes a thumbs-up ] then go like this: [ stretches finger apart to represent a small penis ] It’s your time to shine! Really.

Seth Meyers: Really. Also, liberals: quit complaining that Larry Craig didn’t resign after his sex scandal. Larry Craig tapped his foot in a bathroom; Eliot Spitzer spent eighty thousand dollars on prostitutes. You can’t compare. It’s not apples and oranges; that’s apples and prostitutes. And, side note: Larry Craig you have to resign too, I mean, really.”

Amy Poehler: Yeah, you have to resign too. Really!

Seth Meyers: Really! Spitzer’s worse, but you really have to go. Really!

Amy Poehler: Yeah, you have to go, too! Really!

Seth Meyers: Really!

Amy Poehler: Huh!

Announcer: This has been “Really!?! with Seth and Amy.”

Amy Poehler: In his first televised interview since suspending his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney, on Tuesday, said he would be “honored” to serve as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee. Which was an odd response to the question, “So, how do you like this weather?”

An 800-pound Mexican man’s attempt to go to a picnic in pursuit of a date was ruined after the flatbed truck carrying his bed to the event hit an overpass and his bed was damaged, forcing him to return home. Which is a shame, as, otherwise, the plan was solid.

Seth Meyers: The first finalist voted off “American Idol” this week was David Hernandez, who was a former stripper, and is now a current stripper.

A California company has created an IQ test kit for dogs. It works like this: if you buy it, your dog is smarter than you.

Amy Poehler: The State Department upset human rights groups this week by removing China from its annual list of human rights violators. This, despite their plan to light the Olympic torch using an outspoken journalist.

A new study shows that at least one in four teenage girls in the U.S. has a sexually-transmitted disease. “I like those odds,” said Mr. Mathis, the cool history teacher.

Seth Meyers: This week, the issue of race once again became the focal point for the Democratic Presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton’s longtime advisor, Geraldine Ferraro, said, “If Barack Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.” Here to comment, an old friend of ours, Tracy Morgan.

[ the audience cheers ]

Tracy Morgan: Thank you Seth. Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm. Why is it every time a black man in this country gets too good at something, there’s always someone to come around and remind us that he’s black? First, Tiger… then, Donovan McNabb… then, me! And now Barack. I got a theory about that. It’s a little complicated, but, basically, it goes like this: We are a racist country. The end! Maybe not the people in this room…

But, if we’re not a racist country, then how did Hillary convince everybody in Texas and Ohio that Barack didn’t know how to answer the phone at three in the morning? Let me tell you something: Barack knows how to answer that phone! He’s not going to answer it, like, [ trembling ] “Hello..? I’m scared. and what’s going on..?” He’s going to answer it like I would get a call at three in the morning! [ angrily ] “Yeah, who’s this?! It better be good, or I’m gonna come down there and put somebody in a wheelchair!”

[ Tracy squints to read the next line on the cue card, but faces difficulty. He tries to stifle a laugh. ]

Some things never change, Seth!

Seth Meyers: [ shrugs his shoulders, confused ] Okay…

Tracy Morgan: [ reading the cue card correctly now ] People say he’s not a fighter. Let me tell you something, he’s gangster. He’s from Chicago! Barack is not just winning because he’s a black man. If that were the case, I would be winning. And I’m WAY blacker than him! I used to smoke Newports and drink Old English! I grew up on government cheese! I prefer it.

Now there’s all this stuff, and all this talk, about the pastor. Barack gotta stay away from the pastor, because he’s TOO black! But, just because he knows the dude, doesn’t think — doesn’t mean he’s gonna think like him. You know? Look, I have a friend that goes to strip clubs. That doesn’t mean that I’M gonna go to the strip club.

Seth Meyers: But… you do go to strip clubs.

Tracy Morgan: Yeah, but I go for the girls! Not because my friend is going! I have integrity! Barack is qualified! Personally, I want to know what qualifies Hilary Clinton to be the next president? Is it because she was married to the president? If that were the case, then Robin Givens would be heavyweight champion of the world! If Hillary’s last name wasn’t Clinton, she’d be some crazy white lady with too much money and not enough lovin’! That’s where I come in. Now, I know women like that. You do NOT want them on the phone at three in the morning!

In conclusion, three weeks ago, my girl, Tina Fey — she came on this show, and she declared that “Bitch is the new Black.” And you know I love you, Tina. You know you’re my girl. But I have something to say: Bitch may be the new Black… but Black is the new president… bitch!

Seth Meyers: Tracy Morgan, everybody!

Tracy Morgan: In da house!

Amy Poehler: Thank you, Tracy. It’s always nice to have you back.

A new study has found that 17% of schoolchildren are already drinking alcohol by middle school. The remaining 83%? Still nerds.

Seth Meyers: Officials in Amsterdam now say that people can have sex in a city park, as long as it is limited to the evening hours or night and is not near the playground. Adding, “Ah what the heck — do it in the playground!”

A small Iowa town that is being overrun by stray cats has offered a five dollar bounty for each animal captured and turned in. It sounds like a job for “Actual Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

Amy Poehler: The CW is developing an updated version of the 1990’s hit show “Beverly Hills, 90210.” It’s called “One O.C. Gossip Tree Creek.”

Seth Meyers: Yesterday was Pi Day, which is celebrated by mathematicians because March 14th, or 3.14, is the value of pi. So, uh — yeah. I was pretty hungover this morning!

Amy Poehler: Poland’s Prime Minister, Donal Tusk, visited President Bush in Washington this week to discuss modernizing the Polish military. Specifically, replacing all the screen doors on Polish submarines.

Seth Meyers: For Weekend Update, I’m Seth Meyers.

Amy Poehler: I’m Amy Poehler. Good night!

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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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