SNL Transcripts: Tom Hanks: 10/08/88


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 14: Episode 1

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

October 8th, 1988

Tom Hanks

Keith Richards


Jeff Renaudo

Conan O’Brien

Bob Odenkirk

Jim Downey
Pumping Up With Hans & FranzRecurring Characters: Hans, Franz.



Tom Hanks’ MonologueSummary: Nice guy Tom Hanks ventures backstage to make sure everyone is ready to do a great show.

First Hosted: 85e.


First Citiwide Change Bank ISummary: Bank representative Paul McElroy (Jim Downey) explains the process by which First Citiwide is able to distribute nothing but loose change.


Bush-Dukakis DebateSummary: Sam Donaldson (Kevin Nealon) hogs attention from Diane Sawyer (Jan Hooks) during the presidential debate between Vice-President George Bush (Dana Carvey) and Governor Michael Dukakis (Jon Lovitz). Afterwards, Peter Jennings (Tom Hanks) and David Brinkley (Phil Hartman) give their impressions on the debate and solicit a response from Dan Quayle (Jeff Renaudo).

Recurring Characters: Diane Sawyer, Sam Donaldson, George Bush, Michael Dukakis, Peter Jennings, David Brinkley, Dan Quayle, Marilyn Quayle.


Keith Richards performs “Take It So Hard”Bio: Keith Richards (1943-). Musician; longtime guitarist for the Rolling Stones.

Mr. Short-Term MemorySummary: Mr. Short-Term Memory (Tom Hanks) goes on a blind date and thinks himself the victim of receiving some already-been-chewed food.

Recurring Characters: Mr. Short-Term Memory


First Citiwide Change Bank IISummary: More testimonials from customers who were glad to be able to acquire exact change when they needed it most.


Weekend Update with Dennis MillerSummary: Kevin Nealon reports from the All Drug Olympics, where weightlifter Sergei Akmudov attempts to lift over 1,500 pounds.


Girl-Watchers A Go-GoSummary: The two girl watchers (Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz) try to meet women at their ten-year high school reunion.

Recurring Characters: Girl Watchers.


Jew, Not A Jew

“Big” Outtakes

Keith Richards performs “Struggle”

The Pat Stevens ShowRecurring Characters: Pat Stevens, Barbara Bush, Kitty Dukakis.



Dress Rehearsal Cuts

Nude BeachSummary: Bob (Dana Carvey) introduces shy Doug (Tom Hanks) to the rest of the group of nudists who hang out on the beach. Together, they sing “The Penis Song”.

Note: This sketch will air in next week’s episode hosted by Matthew Broderick.

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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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Samuel B
Samuel B
4 years ago

I dont get why they would take it off, its like no one has a sence of humor

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