SNL Transcripts: Hugh Laurie: 12/13/08: Sarcastic Christmas Dinner


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 34: Episode 11

08k: Hugh Laurie / Kanye West

Sarcastic Christmas Dinner

Nancy….Casey Wilson
Judith….Kristen Wiig
Phil….Jason Sudeikis
Hugh….Hugh Laurie
Will….Will Forte

(Opens with a shot of a house decorated for Christmas. It is snowing. Cut to a family dinner. There is a tense, miserable atmosphere while they eat in silence)

Nancy: Anyone want another crescent roll? (lifts up basket) Phil? Crescent roll?

Phil: (annoyed he holds up 2 crescent rolls) Look, look.

Hugh: Nancy, stop it.

Nancy: Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok.

Judith: Looks like we´re getting a lot of snow tonight.

Will: (offended) What?!

Phil: (dripping sarcasm) Wow, wow!

Nancy: Weather girl over here!

Hugh: (sarcastic) Snow?

Phil: Al Roker, thank you. Who´s 100?

Will: (angry) That´s some helpful information. That is really nice. What´s it gonna be in a week? Is it gonna rain?!

(Judith gets up from the table)

Phil: Judith!! Judith!! Sit DOWN!!!

Hugh: SIT DOWN!!!

Nancy: SIT DOWN!!!

Will: SIT DOWN!!!

Phil: Sit down!! Sit down!!

(Judith sits down angrily. Silence)

Nancy: Is anyone ready for dessert?

Hugh: (angry) Well, let see! Scalloped potatoes still on my plate! Green beans still on my plate! Honey baked ham still on my plate! So I´d say no! I´m still eating.

Nancy: So, no?

Hugh: No.

Nancy: No? No?

Judith: He said no.

Nancy: I heard him, I heard him.

(Hateful looks go back and forth between the family members)

Will: Wow, I´ve never had potatoes like this before.

Nancy: (offended) No, uh-uh, uh-uh. It was a tone, it was a tone.

Will: What did I say?!

Phil: (uncomfortable to Hugh) Can you please move over a little?!

Hugh: No, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh… no!

(That talk over each other, a cacophony of “No”´s and “uh-uh”´s)

(Judith has enough. She gets up from the table to leave and the family explodes on her once more)


Hugh: SIT DOWN!!!

Nancy: SIT DOWN!!!

Will: SIT DOWN!!!

(Judith sits down enraged. Silence)

Nancy: Anyone need more wine?

(Everyone raises their glasses hungrily for wine)

Will: Yes!

Hugh: Yes!

Judith: Yes!

Phil: Yes! Red wine, please!

Hugh: (drinks) Ah, mother´s milk.

Phil: Oh, shut up! Shut up!

Hugh: What?! What?! What?! I say it once a year! Once a year!

Nancy: You know what?! F Christmas! F you! F you! F you! F you, Judith!

Judith: Oh, F you too. (Judith gets up from the table again)

Phil: Judith!! SIT DOWN!! SIT DOWN!!!

Hugh: SIT DOWN!!!


Nancy: SIT DOWN!!!


(Judith sits down fuming)

Nancy: Another Christmas is ruined! You know, this is worse than the cruise! Merry F´ing Christmas! YOU KNOW WHAT?!

Hugh: DAMN I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-IT!!!!

(Silence. Hugh gets up and stares out the window)

Hugh: (sweetly) Silent night….holy night….all is calm…

Nancy and Judith: All is calm….

Hugh: All is bright….

Nancy and Judith: All is bright….

(Everyone stands up and hug one another while they sing with love)

Everyone: Round yon virgin, mother and child….holy infant, so tender and mild…sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Hugh: (angry) Ok, I wanted to sing the piece on my own!

(Family resume angry fighting, Judith finally leaves the table and the family call angrily after her)

(cheers and applause)


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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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