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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