SNL Transcripts: Bryan Cranston: 10/02/10


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  Season 36: Episode 2

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

October 2nd, 2010

Bryan Cranston

Kanye West


Morgan Freeman

Ernest Borgnine

Pusha T


C-SpanSummary: After announcing his resignation, Rahm Emanuel (Andy Samberg) tells successor Peter Rouse (Bobby Moynihan) that he’ll have to be tough to survive in Washington, D.C.

Recurring Characters: President Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel.



Bryan Cranston’s MonologueSummary: Bryan Cranston tries to build name recognition with a lavish song-and-dance number with back-up performers who don’t recognize him.

Pepto-Bismol IceSummary: The upset stomach reliever that won’t interrupt a night of wreckless drinking and partying.

Note: This filmed piece was cut from last week’s episode.


The Miley Cyrus ShowSummary: Miley Cyrus (Vanessa Bayer) hosts a talk show and interviews Johnny Depp (Paul Brittain).


What Up With That?Summary: Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) interrupts guests Morgan Freeman, Ernest Borgnine, and Lindsey Buckingham (Bill Hader) so he can continue singing his theme song.

Recurring Characters: Diondre Cole, Lindsey Buckingham.

Sexy ShanaSummary: Basketball team (Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam) is enamored by Shana (Kristen Wiig) until she goes overboard with her sexy-gross cheering techniques.

Recurring Characters: Shana.

An SNL Digital ShortSummary: A man’s (Andy Samberg) attempts to dial 911 and thwart a home break-in result in a massive ticket order to see “Rescue Dogs 3D”.


Kanye West performs “Power”

Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Anthony Crispino (Bobby Moynihan) delivers erronous secondhand news, Cathy (Andy Samberg) ends her strip’s 34-year run.

Recurring Characters: Anthony Crispino, Cathy.

Kid SmartzSummary: In a classic game show rebroadcast from 1972, emcee Bobby Poth (Bryan Cranston) enjoys kissing his underaged child contestants (Vanessa Bayer, Abby Elliott, Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson).

The Bjelland BrothersSummary: Minnesota brothers Jeffrey (Bryan Cranston) and Dan Bjelland (Fred Armisen) perform their bottom-of-the-chart song “Bottle of Sparkling Apple Juice” over and over in concert to a sparsely-populated local crowd.


Kanye West performs “Runaway”

HenrySummary: Ex-Green Beret Dad (Bryan Cranston) beats would-be mural artist and fifth-grader Henry (Nasim Pedrad) up in order to teach his weakling son how to fight.


I-Sleep ProSummary: Business traveler (Kenan Thompson) is unable to fall asleep unless he can drift off to the sounds of familiar “black noise”.



Dress Rehearsal Cuts

CNN’s Got TalentSummary: CNN reporters display their skills in a no-holds-barred talent competition.

GunshotSummary: A director (Jason Sudeikis) is unconvinced by an actor’s (Fred Armisen) death by gunshot while filming a scene.

Frederick from ZurichSummary: Frederick (Paul Brittain) runs over his wife’s (Nasim Pedrad) cat for the third time.

American America: I HippieSummary: In a cartoon by Dana Carvey, a hippie talks about the good old days.

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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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