SNL Transcripts: John Lithgow: 11/19/88


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  Season 14: Episode 6

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November 19th, 1988

John Lithgow

Tracy Chapman


G.E. Smith

Tom Davis

Al Franken

Conan O’Brien
The Oprah Winfrey ShowRecurring Characters: Oprah Winfrey.


John Lithgow’s MonologueSummary: John Lithgow makes sarcastic comments about Thanksgiving and plays a guitar tune with G.E. Smoth.

First Hosted: 85d.

Long White Beard

St. Bernard’s ChurchSummary: A priest (John Lithgow) solemnly hears confessions from dog parishioners.

Master ThespianRecurring Characters: Master Thespian, Baudelaire.

Tracy Chapman perform “Mountains O’ Things”Bio: Tracy Chapman (1964-). Singer-songwriter; romantically involved with author Alice Walker in the mid-1990’s.

Also Performed: 89i.

The Pat Stevens ShowRecurring Characters: Pat Stevens, Margaret Thatcher.

Weekend Update with Dennis MillerRecurring Characters: Jimmy Stewart.

The AlamoRecurring Characters: Tarzan

Tracy Chapman perform “Freedom Now” & “Baby, Can I Hold You”

Keister Family ThanksgivingRecurring Characters: Marge Keister, Don Keister, Susan Keister.

Skeleton Phobia


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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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