SNL Transcripts: Matthew Modine: 11/05/88

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November 5th, 1988

Matthew Modine

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians


Morton Downey, Jr.

Cheryl Hardwick
Drill Sergeant


Matthew Moddine’s MonologueBio: Matthew Modine (1959-). Actor; film highlights include: “Private School” (1983), “Full Metal Jacket” (1987), “Memphis Belle” (1990).

The Republican Party

The Liberal

Church ChatRecurring Characters: Church Lady.

Bio: Morton Downey, Jr. (1932-2001). Talk show host; as host of “The Morton Downry Jr. Show” (1987-89), he pioneered the “trash TV” format still rampant in daytime programming today; died of lung cancer in 2001.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians perform “What I Am”Bio: Alternative rock/folk group, since 1985; members: Edie Brickell, Brandon Aly, John Bush, Brad Houser, Kenny Withrow.

Also Performed: 90h.

Weekend Update with Dennis MillerRecurring Characters: Dennis Miller.

Dukakis After DarkRecurring Characters: Michael Dukakis, Lloyd Bentsen, Kitty Dukakis, Ted Kennedy, Donna Rice, Joan Baez, Jimmy Carter.


Win, Lose Or TieRecurring Characters: Bert Convy, Burt Reynolds.

Dukakis Ad

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians perform “Little Miss S”

Lenny & Two SammiesRecurring Characters: Sammy, Sammy.


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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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