SNL Transcripts: James Franco: 12/19/09


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 35: Episode 10

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Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

December 19th, 2009

James Franco



Mike Tyson

Jack McBrayer


The Lawrence Welk ShowSummary: Rico Garlando (James Franco) enjoys singing and dancing with musical sisters (Abby Elliott, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad), but is grossed out by their tiny-handed sister Judice (Kristen Wiig).

Recurring Characters: Lawrence Welk.


James Franco’s MonologueSummary: James Franco comments on the backwards direction his acting career has taken.


What Up With ThatSummary: Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) interrupts guests Jack McBrayer, Mike Tyson, and Lindsey Buckingham (Bill Hader) so he can continue singing his theme song.

Recurring Characters: Diondre Cole.

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

Recurring Characters: Vogelchecks.

Note: This sketch was cut from last week’s dress rehearsal with Taylor Lautner.

An SNL Digital ShortSummary: Kids (Nasim Pedrad, Andy Samberg, Jenny slate, Bobby Moynihan, Abby Elliott) on “The Tizzle Wizzle Show” play with knives and take pills with confused guest star James Franco.

The Manuel Ortiz ShowSummary: Manuel Ortiz (Fred Armisen) walks guest Angie (Jenny Slate) through her boyfriend (James Franco) crisis with endless Spanish dancing.


Muse performs “Uprising”

Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Bobby Moynihan) comments on the shenanigans of M-TV reality show “Jersey Shore”. Unprepared Garth (Fred Armisen) & Kat (Kristen Wiig) sing Christmas songs as though they were making them up on the spot.

Sigma Lambda OmegaSummary: Upon pledging the Sigma Lambda Omega fraternity, freshman initiate (Andy Samberg) realizes that the house brothers (Jason Sudeikis, James Franco, Bobby Moynihan) are illiterate and lacking in basic educational skills.


Variety VaultSummary: Vincent Price (Bill Hader) attempts to play Secret Santa with Katherine Hepburn (Kristen Wiig), James Dean (James Franco) and Liberace (Fred Armisen).

Recurring Characters: Vincent Price, Liberace, Katherine Hepburn.


Christmas TreesSummary: Christmas tree salesman (James Franco) severs the emotional ties with his merchandise upon each sale.

Muse performs “Starlight”

Christmas Gift MeetingSummary: Business executives Carl (Will Forte), Jerry (Bill Hader), and Troy (James Franco) strain their brains to figure out what gift to give their employees other than dildoes.

Recurring Characters: Carl, Jerry.

Mark Wahlberg Talks to Christmas AnimalsSummary: Mark Wahlberg (Andy Samberg) talks to Christmas animals and a snowman.

Recurring Characters: Mark Wahlberg.



Dress Rehearsal Cuts

Joseph LiebermanSummary: Joseph Lieberman (Fred Armisen) rejects various offers of food.

Recurring Characters: Joseph Lieberman.

Thomas Peepers InsuranceSummary: Insurance representative (Bill Hader) will keep a watchful eye on your family, night and day.

Note: This commercial parody will air in the next episode, hosted by Charles Barkley.

Song MemoriesSummary: Group of buddies (Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Will Forte, James Franco) share stories while listening to “Glory Days”.

Recurring Characters: Bar Buddies.

Baby, It’s Cold OutsideSummary: A couple (Kenan Thompson, Kristen Wiig) sing a Christmas ditty to one another.

The FixerSummary: Joseph Lieberman (Fred Armisen) is called upon to remove a dead hooker from a man’s (Will Forte) bed.

Recurring Characters: Joseph Lieberman.

An SNL Digital ShortSummary: “Traveling with P.J.”: P.J. (Kristen Wiig) travels solo to New York City.

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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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