SNL Transcripts: John Goodman: 03/13/93: John Goodman’s Monologue


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  Season 18: Episode 15

92o: John Goodman / Mary J. Blige

John Goodman’s Monologue

…..John Goodman
…..The Bravados

John Goodman: Thank you! It’s great to be back at “Saturday Night Live”, hosting the show during the Storm of the Century!

You know, this is my fourth show, and I want it to be something special..

Anonymous Audience Member: You are special!

John Goodman: [ outburst doesn’t phase him ] On Thursday, I was given a monologue, and the writers said it was perfect for me. It was one of their “abstract comedy concepts”. Well, I kept looking for a way to say, “This isn’t right for me, I’m not an intellectual.” But I couldn’t think of how to tell them without hurting their feelings. Because even though the writers are unfeeling, they’re still pretty sensitive. Anyway, last night after rehearsal, I headed for home and I thought, “How can I tell them that that’s not who I am, that I’m not a New York sophisticate?” So I ended up riding the subway all night, just trying to get my head straight. The guy in the seat next to me said he’d be glad to help me kill the writers. But I thought, “Nah, that’s not me, either!” I guess I was on the D Train when I got off at Columbus Circle, and I heard these four guys at the turnstile, and suddenly it came to me – tonight, I just have to be who I am..

[ The Bravados emerge from the shadow, and begin to sing “So In Love” with John ]

“As we stroll along, together
Holding hands, walking all alone
(wee woo wee oo)
So in love are we two
that we don’t know what to do.
So in love (so in love)
so much in love (so in love)

We stroll along, together
I tell you, I need you oh so much
I love, I love you my darling
can you tell it in my touch?

When we stroll down the aisle, together
We will vow to be together till we die
(wee woo wee oo)
so in love are we two,
just can’t wait to say I do
so in love, (so in love)
so much in love (so in love)
so in love (so in love)
you and I (you and I)”

Ladies and gentlemen, The Bravados! Alright, we’ve got a great show, Mary J. Blige is here, so stick around, we’ll be right back!

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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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