SNL Transcripts: Robert Mitchum: 11/14/87

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November 14th, 1987

Robert Mitchum

Simply Red


Jane Greer

Bentley Mitchum

Marc Shaiman
The Rolling Paper Chase


Robert Mitchum’s MonologueSummary: Robert Mitchum explains that hosting “Saturday Night Live” is practically the only thing he has left to accomplish in his lengthy acting career.

Bio: Robert Mitchum (1917-97). Actor; one of the biggest stars of the film noir style; notable films include: “Out of the Past” (1947), “The Night of the Hunter” (1955), “Thunder Road” (1958), “Cape Fear” (1962); also released a calypso album in 1957, as well as a country album in 1967.


CompulsionSummary: In a spoof of Calvin Klein perfume ads, an obsessive-compulsive woman (Jan Hooks) continuously cleans amidst her surroundings.


Death Be Not DeadlySummary: Private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) annoys his clients whenever he interrupts their conversation to narrate the scene for the audience.

The Mountain ManTranscript

Simply Red performs “The Right Thing”Bio: English pop band; lead singer: Mick Hucknall.

Weekend Update with Dennis Miller

Sweeney SistersRecurring Characters: Candy Sweeney, Liz Sweeney.

“Out of Gas”Bio: Jane Greer (1924-2001). Actress; former teen model; started in show business as a big band singer, briefly married to bandleader Rudy Valleep; co-starred with Robert Mitchum in “Out of the Past” (1947).

Bio: Bentley Mitchum (1967-). Actor; grandson of actor Robert Mitchum; bit parts in TV and films include Brian Cooper in “The Wonder Years”.

Macho Hairstylists

BeautyBathRecurring Characters: Corazon Aquinos.

Simply Red performs “Suffer”

Story of the Jewel


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