SNL Transcripts: Josh Brolin: 10/18/08


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 34: Episode 5

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

October 18th, 2008

Josh Brolin



Tina Fey

Gov. Sarah Palin

Lorne Michaels

Mark Wahlberg

Alec Baldwin

Oliver Stone


Palin Press ConferenceSummary: As Tina Fey portrays Gov. Sarah Palin in a sketch, the real Sarah Palin watches backstage with Lorne Michaels and is confused for Tina Fey by hotheaded Alec Baldwin.

Recurring Characters: Sarah Palin.



Josh Brolin’s MonologueSummary: Josh Brolin displays the mannerisms of President George W. Bush, but has to be reminded by director Oliver Stone to mention their film by name.

MacGruberSummary: Macgruber (Will Forte) is sidetracked from defusing the bomb while checking his stocks online.

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


Surprise ProposalSummary: Chris (Josh Brolin) informs his friends that he’ll be proposing to his girlfriend Kath (Casey Wilson) that evening, but the excitement is much more than Sue (Kristen Wiig) can handle.

Recurring Characters: Sue.


MacGruber IISummary: A financially-strapped Macgruber (Will Forte) is sidetracked from defusing the bomb while stealing valuables from Vicky (Kristen Wiig) and (Josh Brolin).

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


The Suze Orman ShowSummary: Financial expert Suze Orman (Kristen Wiig) is ignorant of the financial hardships expressed by her viewers.

Recurring Characters: Suze Orman.


Wahlberg’s ConfrontationSummary: Mark Wahlberg demands an explanation from Andy Samberg for last episode’s “Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals” sketch.


I’m No AngelSummary: A heavily pregnant woman (Amy Poehler) flirts with rough riders at a honkytonk bar, as way of promoting Greg Allman’s (Will Forte) new fragrance.

Recurring Characters: Greg Allman.


MacGruber IIISummary: A financially-strapped Macgruber (Will Forte) is sidetracked from defusing the bomb while trying to solicit money from Vicky (Kristen Wiig) and (Josh Brolin) for shooting a ping-pong ball out of his ass.

Recurring Characters: MacGruber, Vicky.


Adele performs “Chasing Pavements”

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Tim Calhoun (Will Forte) nervously represents America’s Write-in Party. French Def Jam comedian Jean K. Jean jokes about the economy. Amy Poehler takes over a Sarah Palin rap when the real Sarah Palin decides it would be a bad political move to perform it herself.

Recurring Characters: Tim Calhoun, Jean K. Jean.


FartfaceSummary: Jerry (Bill Hader) jokingly bestows grumpy co-worker Carl (Will Forte) with the nickname “Fartface”, which he quickly unloads on Jim Deaver (Josh Brolin) in an act of revenge that goes too far.


Narc SchoolSummary: Ms. Matthews (Casey Wilson) is unable to teach her class because all the students have been replaced with narcs (Josh Brolin, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Darrell Hammond).

ReadiTrade.comSummary: Spokesman (Jason Sudeikis) promotes the web site where the primary aim is to sell or unload your stocks as quickly as possible.


New York UndergroundSummary: Trevor Dix (Bill Hader) profiles underground musician Joshua Rainhorn (Fred Armisen).


Adele performs “Cold Shoulder”

Fall FoliageSummary: Maniacal business executive (Josh Brolin) tries to push his employees to be as psyched about the Fall foliage as he is.




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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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