SNL Transcripts: Jay Leno: 02/22/86


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Special Guests:

February 22nd, 1986

Jay Leno

The Neville Brothers

Mike the Dog

  • Backstage With Tommy

    Tommy Flanagan (Jon Lovitz) gives Leno a backstage tour of Studio 8-H, which he owns.

    Recurring Characters: Tommy Flanagan.

  • Jay Leno’s Monologue

    Leno performs stand-up on TV Guide, The People’s Court, game shows, insurance
    companies, celebrity endorsements and Charles Manson.

  • Target Earth

    Less-advanced aliens (Leno, Robert Downey, Jr.) act superior while attempting
    to take miserable Earth creatures in as their slaves.

  • Dinner Reunion

    At restaurant, Mike the Dog snuffs his former owner (Randy Quaid).

  • The Neville Brothers perform “The Big Chief”

  • Weekend Update with Dennis Miller

    The Weekend Update Dancers dance to “Living In America” as a tribute to the
    flu outbreak.

    A. Whitney Brown delivers Big Picture on Iran and Iraq.

  • Star Search

    Ed McMahon (Randy Quaid) and spokesmodel (Nora Dunn) introduce contestants.

    Recurring Characters: Ed MacMahon.

  • Jay’s Evil Twin

    Leno uses fake moustache to determine if date (Joan Cusack) will put out.

  • Observational Stand-Ups II

    Observational stand-ups (Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Damon Wayans) receive advice
    from Jackie Niles (Leno).

  • Man Beat Magazine

    Lyle Alzado (Randy Quaid) bullies magazine spokesman (Robert Downey, Jr.).

  • The Neville Brothers perform “The Midnight Key”

  • The Further Adventures of Biff & Salena

    Dull Biff (Jon Lovitz) and Selena (Joan Cusack) make small talk, plan trip.

    Recurring Characters: Biff, Selena.

  • Goodnights

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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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