Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 34: Episode 7
Ben Affleck’s Monologue
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — Ben Affleck!
Ben Affleck: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you very much! It’s great to be back in New York, hosting “Saturday Night Live”. Uh — of course, like many of you, my mind is on next Tuesday, and this… incredibly important election. Uh, I’ve always been politiclaly active, myself. When I was a kid, my mom took me around to canvas for Jimmy Carter when he ran for re-election against Reagan. Uh, I even volunteered for — for — for Mondale and Ferraro. Of course, they lost, but, uh — I did a little work for Dukakis when I was in high school. In 1992, I, uh — volunteered for Paul Tsongas. He didn’t win. [ he clears his throat ] Then, GORE! Uh — then, Kerry. [ he clear his throat, embarrassed by his track record of failure ] So… basically, my support has the opposite effect. So, it seems the best thing I can do for the Democratic Party candidate — uh — is to stand here tonight, and announce my endorsement of Sen. John McCain. [ audience cheers ] He’s actually here tonight! He’s a great guy — I can’t wait to tell him the good news, I’m sure he’ll be thrilled!
We have a great show tonight — David Cook is here. Stick around, we’ll be right back!