SNL Transcripts: Matthew Broderick: 10/15/88


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 14: Episode 1

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October 15th, 1988

Matthew Broderick

The Sugarcubes


Catherine O’Hara

Laurie Metcalf

Tom Davis
The GraduateSummary: At a campaign fundraiser, Dan Quayle (Matthew Broderick) finds himself the object of Nancy Reagan’s (Jan Hooks) seduction.

Recurring Characters: George Bush, Dan Quayle, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Nancy Reagan.


Matthew Broderick’s MonologueBio: Matthew Broderick (1962-). Actor; was offered Michael J. Fox’s role in “Family Ties” sitcom, but turned it down because of his film schedule; films include: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), “Glory” (1989), “The Cable Guy” (1996), “Election” (1999); married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker since 1997.

Also Hosted: 97s.


McDonnell-RandSummary: Medical waste ad parody.

The Five BeatlesSummary: In his tell-all book, embittered Albert Goldman (Phil Hartman) recalls being kicked out The Beatles.

Recurring Characters: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elvis Presley.


Cooking with MonkeySummary: Don Winston (Dana Carvey) introduces his audience to an upscale restaurant where all the dishes are prepared exclusively from monkey.


The Sugarcubes perform “Birthday”Bio: Alternative rock band from Iceland; members: Björk Guðmundsdóttir (vocals, keyboards), Einar Örn Benediktsson, Sigtryggur Baldursson (drums), Þór Eldon (guitar), Bragi Ólafsson (bass), Einar Melax (keyboards).

Weekend Update with Dennis MillerSummary: A. Whitney Brown delivers “The Big Picture” on ??


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

Note: This sketch was cut from last week’s dress rehearsal.


The Thumper FamilyTranscript

Learning to FeelSummary: The two girl watchers (Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz) try to meet women at their ten-year high school reunion.

Recurring Characters: Denise Venetti, Neil Simmons.

Laurie Has A Story

Hollywood SaluteTranscript

The Sugarcubes perform “Motorcrash”

The Baby & The Fairy


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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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