SNL Transcripts: Edward Norton: 10/26/13


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 39: Episode 4

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October 26th, 2013

Edward Norton

Janelle Monae


Alec Baldwin

Miley Cyrus


A Message From the Department of Health & Human ServicesSummary: Kathleen Sebelius (Kate McKinnon) offers some not-so-helpful tips to help combat the technical difficulties of Obama’s health care enrollment website.



Edward Norton’s MonologueSummary: After 13 years, Method actor Edward Norton has finally prepared himself to host “Saturday Night Live”, but still requires assistance from Alec Baldwin and Miley Cyrus.

Autumn’s Eve Pumpkin Spice DoucheSummary:

Stranger DangerSummary: Officer Rosen (Edward Norton) tries in vain to teach kids to stay away from strangers with candy in vans, because Shalon’s (Nasim Pedrad) enthusiasm leads them to harm’s way.


Steve HarveySummary: The proprieter (Edward Norton) of Spooky City fools Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) with a demonstration Halloween wordplay costumes.

Recurring Characters: Steve Harvey.


The Midnight Coterie of Sinister IntrudersSummary: In a trailer for a horror film by Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson (Edward Norton) tries to protect his family from murderers.


Critter ControlSummary: A business meeting is interrupted by possums and awestruck critter controllers Mitchell (Brooks Wheelan) and Russell (Edward Norton).


Drug DealSummary: Before finalizing a drug exchange, dealer (Mike O’Brien) has his idiot savant Hank (Edward Norton) count the trade money.

Janelle Monae performs “Dance Apocalyptic”

Weekend Update with Seth Meyers & Cecily StrongSummary: Secondhand News correspondent Anthony Crispino (Bobby Moynihan) has misheard more of the latest items in the news.

Recurring Characters: Anthony Crispino.

12 Days Not a SlaveSummary: Thrilled to no longer be a slave following the Emancipation Proclamation, Cecil (Jay Pharoah) fully expects the rest of the Deep South to share in his joy.

Ruth’s ChrisSummary: Teenaged waitstaffers can’t wait to get off from work and fantasize about actually having real sex.

Janelle Monae performs “The Electric Lady”

Halloween CandySummary: Dad (Edward Norton) sorts through bucket of candy with a little help from Diego (Bobby Moynihan) and Adul Ruth (Aidy Bryant).



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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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