SNL Transcripts: Jeremy Renner: 11/17/12


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  Season 38: Episode 8

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Special Guests:


Bit Players:

November 17th, 2012

Jeremy Renner

Maroon 5


Gov. Chris Christie


BooknotesSummary: At a book club, Paula Broadwell (Cecily Strong) reads spicy passages from All In”, her personal biography of General David Petraeus.


Jeremy Renner’s MonologueSummary: Aspiring songwriter Jeremy Renner sings the rejected theme songs he wrote for each of his movies.

Your HometownSummary: Grown man (Taran Killam) makes the most of a visit to his hometown while staying in his parents’ (Bill Hader, Aidy Bryant) house.


The CaliforniansSummary: Stuart’s (Fred Armisen) family Thanksgiving dinner reveals an illegitimate child among overexaggerated valley accents and driving directions within every conservation.

Recurring Characters: Stuart, Devin, Trey, Maid.

The Situation RoomSummary: Wolf Blitzer (Jason Sudeikis) attempts to uncover the identity of socialite Jill Kelley while interviewing the supposed Mayor of Tampa, Florida (Jeremy Renner) and repeatedly playing footage of Kelley walking to her car.

Recurring Characters: Wolf Blitzer.

The Stand OffSummary: Three determined gangsters (Taram Killam, Jeremy Renner, Bobby Moynihan) keep their guns pointed at one another throughout a series of unusual circumstances.


Maroon 5 performs “One More Night”

Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Seth Meyers reviews the Winners/Losers of the General Petraeus sex scandal. Comedian Katt Williams (Jay Pharoah) addresses his recent string of controversies. Governor Chris Christie gives a status report on recovery efforts in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

The AvengersSummary: While avenging a crime spree, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) takes a lot of flak from his fellow superheroes for running out of arrows.

Movie SetSummary: While filming a tense dramatic scene, action star Dick Fuel (Jason Sudeikis) flinches whenever Jeremy Renner is about to slap him.

Maroon 5 performs “Daylight”

Midnight SnackSummary: In an animated film by Zach Kakin and Rob Klein, the “Cool Drones” fight terrorism by day and perform as a boy band by night.

Coroner’s OfficeSummary: Mr. Calendar (Jeremy Renner) can’t follow the concept behind identifying whether or not a dead body is that of his brother (Taran Killam).



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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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