Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 24
The Great White Athlete
Jesse Owens…..Garrett Morris
[Gray-haired Jesse Owens, the legendaryAfrican-American track athlete who dominated the 1936Olympics, sits in a chair, wearing a suit and tie andaddresses the camera]
Jesse Owens: Hello, I’m Jesse Owens, here to make youan offer of lasting value. For a limited time only,the American Olympic Committee together with thegovernment of Canada are offering these beautifulOlympic medallions, [holds up the medallions]commemorating some of the last of a dying breed: theGreat White Athlete. For only forty-five dollars, youcan own the entire set with white heroes of hockey,swimming and spear-chucking– umm… I mean, javelinthrow. Hurry and send in now while they last, honky.[A superimposition reads: Great White Athletes Box1976 Johannesburg, S. Africa]
Announcer: That’s “Great White Athlete” — Box 1976Johannesburg, South Africa.