Alec Baldwin’s Monologue
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen – Alec Baldwin!
Alec Baldwin: Thank you very much! It’s great to be here in New York City hosting “Saturday Night Live”. Now, before we get started, I should explain: this is the part of the show I was the most concerned about. You see, most of my recent work has been in films. In the movies, the moment where the audience first sees you is very important. You’ve got to make them respond to you right away. But I wasn’t sure how to do that on live TV, so I asked some of the cast for advice, and they said, “Don’t worry about telling jokes. This is just like the movies. Charm them. Win them over. Get them on your side.” Now that is something I think I know how to do.[ bends head down, looks up slowly ]
Hi. there![ turns head to left side, smiles ]
Well, hello there![ turns back to audience, then turns around slowly and pulls off sunlgasses ]
We meet again![ camera pans slowly up his legs, revealing Alec with cowboy hat pushed below his eyes; he lifts his hat ]
Howdy![ Alec peeks out from behind a curtain ]
Victoria Jackson: Uh.. Alec?
Alec Baldwin: Hello, Victoria.
Victoria Jackson: I think you’ve charmed them enough.
Alec Baldwin: Do you think so? I think it’s working. You can feel it!
Victoria Jackson: Yeah.. Maybe we should move on now.
Alec Baldwin: Let me just try a couple more, okay? The B-52’s are here. [ Victoria tugs Alec ] We’ve got a great show, we’ll be right back![ Victoria pulls Alec away from the stage ]