SNL Transcripts: Ben Affleck: 11/01/08


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 34: Episode 7

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

November 1st, 2008

Ben Affleck

David Cook


Sen. John McCain

Tina Fey

Cindy McCain


A Special Message from Sen. John McCain & Gov. Sarah PalinSummary: In order to raise last-minute awareness for their campaign, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) purchase airtime on QVC and hawk related pieces of merchandise.

Recurring Characters: Gov. Sarah Palin.



Ben Affleck’s MonologueSummary: Realizing that his support of Democratic candidates has backfired over the years, Ben Affleck grants his endorsement to Sen. John McCain in the hopes it will benefit Sen. Barack Obama.


Jar GloveSummary: The product that offers a more viable solution for opening a jar that doesn’t involve accidental homicide.

Note: Repeat from 08a.

The ViewSummary: The ladies argue about the Presidential election with special guests Jennifer Aniston (Casey Wilson) and Alec Baldwin (Ben Affleck).

Recurring Characters: Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Aniston.

Countdown with Keith OlbermannSummary: Keith Olbermann (Ben Affleck) cuts off his guests after misquoting them, then grouses that his celebrity didn’t enable him to break a co-op’s illegal “No Pets” policy.


Target GreatlandSummary: The Target Lady (Kristen Wiig) is the unlikely recipient of a weird UPS delivery driver’s (Ben Affleck) wanton affections.

Recurring Characters: Target Lady.

The Staten Island ZooSummary: Zoo official (Jason Sudeikis) shows off a falsely accurate student video on the rocking lifestyle of giraffes.


David Cook performs “Light On”Lyrics

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Sen. John McCain announces some of his desperate last-minute campaign strategies. Drs. Patrick (Will Forte) and Gunther Kelly (Fred Armisen) sing a campaign song. Amy Poehler’s grumpy Aunt Linda (Kristen Wiig) comments on the new Fall TV season.

Recurring Characters: Patrick Kelly, Gunther Kelly, Aunt Linda.


Night School MusicalSummary: The musical stylings of middle-agers who are fulfilling their Senior Year equivalent.

Grady Wilson´s Put the Fire Back in your Marriage TechniquesSummary: Grady Wilson (Kenan Thompson) demonstrates how to put the fire back in your marriage.


The Zolesky BrothersSummary: Brothers (Ben Affleck, Bill Hader) pitch a coming-of-age story complete with unnecessary gay porn.

David Cook performs “Declaration”

Bierhoff Brothers House of CoatsSummary: Bierhoff Brothers (Fred Armisen, Ben Affleck) pitch their Times Square coat.




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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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