SNL Transcripts: John Goodman: 12/02/89


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  Season 15: Episode 7

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


December 2nd, 1989

John Goodman

k.d. lang & The Reclines


Lorne Michaels

Conan O’Brien

Annabeth Hartzog

Tom Davis

Jim Downey
It Used To Be A Wonderful LifeRecurring Characters: Jimmy Stewart.



John Goodman’s MonologueSummary: John Goodman may be hosting the show tonight, but members of the cast and the audience are more interested in his co-star, Roseanne Barr (Victoria Jackson), who’s hanging out backstage.

Recurring Characters: Roseanne Barr.

Note: In the original live broadcast, the pre-taped segment with Goodman’s wife sitting alone in the audience failed to start, causing the monologue to end abruptly without its punchline. Goodman jokes about this during the Goodnights by pretending to hypnotize the live audience by chanting “There was no technical screw-up!” Both segments were replace with their dress rehearsal versions for reruns.


Recurring Characters: Corazon Aquino.

Note: Repeat from 11/14/87.

Wayne’s WorldRecurring Characters: Wayne Campbell, Garth Algar, Officer Wilson.

Cooking with the Anal-Retentive ChefRecurring Characters: Anal-Retentive Gene.

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive A CarRecurring Characters: Toonces the Cat, Lyle Clark, Brenda clark.

k.d. lang & The Reclines performs “Pullin’ Back The Reins”

Weekend Update with Dennis MillerSummary: Voiceovers of George Bush (Dana Carvey) and Mikhail Gorbachev (Phil Hartman) at the Malta summit are played over film clips. Annoying Man (Jon Lovitz) wanders onto the set.

Recurring Characters: Annoying Man.

The Mike Ditka Type-A Christmas SpecialRecurring Characters: Mike Ditka, Santa Claus.

The Referee Pitman ShowTranscript

k.d. lang & The Reclines performs “Johnny Get Angry”

Gang Parents

thirtysomething CerealSummary: Relieves the drama that starts your morning.

Note: Repeat from 09/30/89.


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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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