SNL Transcripts: Steve Martin: 05/20/89


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 14: Episode 20

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


May 20th, 1989

Steve Martin

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


Lorne Michaels
Timothy Busfield

Paulina Porizkova

Don Pardo

Cheryl Hardwick
A Message From the President of the United StatesSummary: President George Bush (Dana Carvey) outlines the accomplishments he’s made after his first 100 days in office.

Recurring Characters: George Bush.



Steve Martin’s MonologueSummary: A misty-eyed Steve Martin commemorates Gilda Radner’s death by presenting a clip of a sketch they performed together eleven years earlier.

First Hosted: 76e.


Dancing In The DarkNote: Repeat from: 77r.

Pumping Up With Hans & FranzSummary: Hans (Dana Carvey) and Franz (Kevin Nealon) unveil Joseph Wilhelm Zieglefreud, the world’s most perfectly pumped-up man (Steve Martin).

Recurring Characters: Hans, Franz.


Tammy Wynette Sings the ClassicsSummary: Tammy Wynette (Jan Hooks) sings various classical songs in the tune of “Stand By Your Man”.

Recurring Characters: Tammy Wynette.


Toonces, The Cat Who Could Drive A CarSummary: Brenda Clark (Victoria Jackson) and her husband (Steve Martin) discover that their pet cat has an odd skill.

Recurring Characters: Brenda Clark, Toonces.


Ode to a Loved OneSummary: Steve Martin expresses his feelings for his woman with a poem.


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform “Running Down A Dream”First Performed: 79d.

Weekend Update with Dennis Miller

The New ConeheadsSummary: Lorne Michaels brings the Coneheads back so Beldar (Phil Hartman) and his family can tackle the real issues of the 1980’s.

Bio Timothy Busfield (1957-). Actor; television credits include: “thirtysomething” (1987-91), “The West Wing” (1999-2006), and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006-07)..

Get To Know Me!Summary: You too can find great success in life just by getting to know Jon Lovitz.

Bio Paulina Porizkova (1965-). Supermodel; co-starred with Tom Selleck in “My Alibi” (1989); married to Cars frontman, Ric Ocasek, since 1989.


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform “Free Fallin'”

SprocketsSummary: Dieter’s (Mike Myers) lover, Heike (Nora Dunn) reviews a clown performance.

Recurring Characters: Dieter.

Steve’s Good & Bad SidesSummary: Camera angles dictate Steve Martin’s good and bad photographic sides.


Smokers Cable NetworkSummary: News anchors (Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks) smoke and inform.

Have A Bitchin’ SummerSummary: Tonto (Jon Lovitz), Tarzan (Kevin Nealon), and Frankenstein (Phil Hartman) say goodbye for the summer.

Recurring Characters: Tonto, Tarzan, Frankenstein.


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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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