SNL Transcripts: Jonah Hill: 03/11/12


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 37: Episode 17

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

March 11th, 2012

Jonah Hill

The Shins


Tom Hanks

John McEnroe


The Rush Limbaugh ShowSummary: Following the controversy of referring to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “whore” and a prostitute”, Rush Limbaugh (Taran Killam) is short a few of his sponsors, but relunctantly announces a collection of new, if less-improved, sponsors that have taken their places.

Recurring Characters: Rush Limbaugh.



Jonah Hill’s MonologueSummary: Jonah Hill introduces backstage footage which reveals that he’s let his recent Oscar nomination go to his bed. Fortunately, he realizes the error of his ways, and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks salutes him thusly.


Six Year OldSummary: Six-year old Adam Grossman (Jonah Hill) continues to embarrass his divorced dad (Bill Hader) and his Internet girlfriend (Vanessa Bayer) by obnoxiously performing more Borscht Belt humor in front of the hibachi crowd at Benihana’s.

Recurring Characters: Adam Grossman, Evan Grossman, Su-Shin.


An SNL Digital ShortSummary: In an installment of “Science Finders”, Darius Rucker Jr. (Andy Samberg) tests stress levels on the human heart by shooting tennis balls at Dean’s (Jonah Hill) crotch.

J-Pop America Fun Time Now!Summary: apan-obsessed Jonathan Cavanaugh-san (Taran Killam) and Rebecca Stern-Marcowitz-san (Vanessa Bayer) chat with would-be ninja Martin Blackfield (Jonah Hill).

Recurring Characters: Jonathan Cavanaugh-san, Rebecca Stern-Marcowitz-san, Mark Kaufman, Jonathan’s Girlfriend.

The Shins perform “Simple Song”

Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Paula Deen (Kristen Wiig). Andy Samberg. Stefon (Bill Hader)

Recurring Characters: Paula Deen, Stefon.

Primate Research CenterSummary: Professor (Jonah Hill) has successfully trained a monkey named Brutus (Fred Armisen) to talk, but doesn’t expect Brutus to spill the beans about sharing exercises in beastiality with one another.

Liza Minnelli Tries To Turn Off A LampSummary: Liza Minnelli (Kristen Wiig) prances around the room in her attempt to turn off a tricky lamp prior to going out on the town with her guest (Jonah Hill).

The Shins perform “It’s Only Life”

Anniversary SongSummary: Harold (Jonah Hill) surprises Lauren (Kristen Wiig) on their anniversary by performing a Coolio song with a full orchestra at his disposal.


Dress Rehearsal Cuts

ESPN SportsCenterSummary: A discussion of the NFL Bounty scandal.

HannitySummary: Sean Hannity (Taran Killam) talks with pollster Frank Luntz (Jonah Hill), who analyzes voter reaction to Republican candidate speeches.

Recurring Characters: Sean Hannity.

Let’s Have a Wonderful TimeSummary: “Glee”‘s Lea Michele (Abby Elliott) chats up the house band on her new talk show.

Forensic InvestigationSummary: The lead actor (Jonan Hill) in a TV show doesn’t speak English.

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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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