SNL Transcripts: James Franco: 09/20/08



 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 34: Episode 2


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September 20th, 2008

James Franco

Kings of Leon

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Cameron Diaz

Blake Lively

Kumail Nanjiani


McCain ApprovesSummary: John McCain (Darrell Hammond) approves of various semi-truthed Barack Obama negative attack ads.

Recurring Characters: John McCain.

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Montage

James Franco’s MonologueSummary: New Columbia University freshman James Franco skipped Orientation to host tonight’s show, and his Resident Assistant (Jason Sudeikis) demands an explanation.

Bio: James Franco (1978-). Actor; TV work included “Freaks and Geeks” (1999) and the lead role in TV bio-pic “James Dean” (2001); film work includes the role of Harry Osborn in the “Spider-Man” series, and “Pineapple Express” (2008).

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The Cougar DenSummary: Kiki Deamore (Cameron Diaz) shows off her latest boy-toy, an emo musician (James Franco) to pals Deidre Nicks (Amy Poehler), Jacqueline Seka (Kristen Wiig), and Toni Ward (Casey Wilson).

Recurring Characters: Deidre Nicks, Toni Ward, Jacqueline Seka, Kenneth, Kiki Deamore.

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Agent 420Summary: In the absence of legitimate MI6 operatives, pot-smoking Agent 420 (James Franco) attempts to tackle the notoriously-named Dr. Huang (Fred Armisen).

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O.J. Simpson Jury SelectionSummary: In an attempt to ensure an unbiased jury pool, O.J. Simpson’s (Kenan Thompson) lawyer (Bill Hader) interviews coma victims, aliens, etc.

Recurring Characters: O.J. Simpson.

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An SNL Digital ShortSummary: While at a party at “Murray Hill”, Sean (James Franco) deliberately tells women about his small ding-dong in hopes of impressing them.

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The LookerSummary: In a new police drama on TNT, Penny Marshall (Fred Armisen) plays an interrogator who can get a confession out of suspects by just staring at them intently.

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Kings of Leon perform “Sex on Fire”

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Following Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, financially-strapped CEO Richard Fuld (Jason Sudeikis) wears a barrel. American Apparel CEO Dov Charney (Fred Armisen) is oblivious to his sexual harrassment charges.

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New York Times ReportersSummary: Fifty liberal New York Times reporters are assigned to spend six weeks in Alaska digging up whatever dirt they can find on Sarah Palin, but the uppity group is concerned about minor inconveniences such as polar bears and a lack of Thai delivery food in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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Of Mice and MenSummary: In an alternate ending to the classic John Steinbeck story, Lennie (Bobby Moynihan) is outraged to discover that George (James Franco) has been sugarcoating reality in order to protect him.

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Yankee Stadium StoriesSummary: Martin Scorsese (Fred Armisen) and Rosie Perez (Amy Poehler) recall silly memories of Yankee Stadium.

Recurring Characters: Martin Scorsese, Rosie Perez.

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Kings of Leon perform “Use Somebody”

James and Willam DafoeSummary: “Spider-man” co-star Willam Dafoe (Bill Hader) orders James Franco to kill Andy Samberg, ostensibly because he’s miffed by the SNL performer’s goofy impression of him.

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GoodnightsTranscript

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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