SNL Transcripts: Robert Mitchum: 11/14/87


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  Season 13: Episode 4

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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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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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