SNL Transcripts: Paul Rudd: 11/15/08


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 34: Episode 8

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November 15th, 2008

Paul Rudd



Justin Timberlake


A Message from the Vice President-Elect of the United StatesSummary: Vice President-elect Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) promises that he can be just as entertaining as Sarah Palin was during the lead-up to the election.

Recurring Characters: Jason Sudeikis.



Paul Rudd’s MonologueSummary: Paul Rudd promises with great uncertainty that SNL will be just as entertaining now as it was during the election.


SproingoSummary: The erectile dysfunction supplement that gives off amusing sound effects to let men know when it’s working.


VogelchecksSummary: The affectionate Vogelcheck Family (Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader) greet one another with open arms and wet, sloppy kisses.

Scared StraightSummary: Hardcore inmate Lorenzo McIntosh (Kean Thompson) tries to scare another trio of young punks (Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader) straight.

Recurring Characters: Lorenzo McIntosh.

An SNL Digital ShortSummary: Andy Samberg and Paul Rudd paint nude portraits of one another, then decide to auction off the results. They soon realize “Everyone’s a Critic” when the entire roomful of bidders react with extreme disgust.


Songwriters ShowcaseSummary: Husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Tom (Paul Rudd) and Tonya Peoples (Kristen Wiig) perform a droning variant of “Choctaw Ridge”.


Road TripSummary: Bar buddies (Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Will Forte, Bill Hader) wax nostalgic while listening to Rick Nelson’s “Garden Party” during a road trip.

Recurring Characters: Buddies.


Beyonce performs “If I Were a Boy”First Performed: 02t.


Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Effeminate cartoon character Snagglepuss (Bobby Monihan) expresses his outrage over the votes cast against Proposition 8. Because he’s unable to host next week, Justin Timberlake provides a speedy rundown of how formulaic and unorignal his episode would have been anyway.


Beyonce VideoSummary: While filming her video for “Single Ladies”, Beyonce is vexed by three effeminate male dancers (Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake, Bobby Moynihan).

Suicide JumperSummary: A pair of cops (Will Forte, Bill Hader) try to talk a suicidal man (Paul Rudd) off a ledge.


Beyonce performs “Single Ladies”

Proposition 8Summary: A pair of grease monkeys (Paul Rudd, Bill Hader) think a gay rights parade is stupid and decide to jokingly get married and move in together to demonstrate how silly it is.


Clearing the AirSummary: Three buddies (Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Fred Armisen) who have dated the same girl make an attempt to clear the air of their predictament.




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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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