Sandra Oh Monologue | Season 44 Episode 16

[Starts with Saturday Night Live intro]

Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, Sandra Oh!

[Cheers and applause] [Band is playing music. Sandra Oh walks in the door and then to the stage.]

Sandra Oh: Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much! It is so great to be here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’. I’m Sandra Oh. [Cheers and applause] And if you didn’t know, ‘Oh’ in Korean mean ‘huh’. [Laughter] It’s unreal to be here. I just want to say hi to all of my friends and family, except my parents, they don’t watch the show. Because they’re older and this show comes on at the same time as going to sleep. So, I’ve been having a good year. Or, so people tell me. You see, it’s hard for me to accept compliments because I’m Canadian. [Laughter] And in Canada, you cannot brag. They don’t like you all being briggedly braggedy. So the Canadian response to a complement is, “Sorry”. And you know, I’m also Asian. [Cheers and applause] Okay. A little bit of applause. Interesting. And being Asian means I’m a master at deflecting praise. But I would like to share that it’s actually my one-year anniversary of becoming an American Citizen. [Cheers and applause] Okay, okay. And I get a lot more applause there. Interesting. I love Americans. You are direct and confident. And now that I’m an Asian-Canadian-American, I’m trying to learn a thing or two about, you know, tooting my own horn.

[Leslie Jones joins the stage]

Leslie Jones: Hey, Sandra.

Sandra Oh: Leslie! [Cheers and applause]

Leslie Jones: It’s been so great having you here. You’re awesome!

Sandra Oh: Sorry.

Leslie Jones: Look, Canadians do really well in America. I mean, look at Drake. In Canada, he was in a wheelchair. [Laughter] So you have to learn how to accept the compliment. So let’s practice like, “I love your outfits”.

Sandra Oh: Go to hell. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m just not as good at bragging.

Leslie Jones: It’s not about the brag, baby. It’s about the sway. You just have to be confident. I’ll show you. I’m Leslie Jones. [Cheers and applause]

Sandra Oh: And?

Leslie Jones: That’s the Brag. I’m Leslie Jones. Now you try.

Sandra Oh: Okay, okay. I’m Leslie Jones. [Laughter]

Leslie Jones: No, no. It’s about you, Sandra. About you.

Sandra Oh: Oh, okay, okay. I’m Sandra Oh, and I cry more than any person you’ve ever met.

Leslie Jones: No, no, no. Come on, baby. You can do it.

Sandra Oh: Oh, okay. You know, I got it. Okay. I’m Sandra Oh, and I’m hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’. [Cheers and applause]

Leslie Jones: Yeah.

Sandra Oh: We’ve got a great show for you tonight. Tame Impala is here! Stick around. We will be right back.

Leslie Jones: Yeah! That’s how you brag!

Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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