SNL Transcripts: John Travolta: 10/15/94: John Travolta’s Monologue


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  Season 20: Episode 3

94c: John Travolta / Seal

John Travolta’s Monologue

…..John Travolta

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — John Travolta!

[ Cheers and applause from the audience. Travolta blows a kiss to the audience. ]

John Travolta: I love you! I love you!!!

[ More cheers and applause from the audience. ]

John Travolta: Ladies and gentlemen, this is a special night for me, because almost 20 years ago tonight you allowed me into your living rooms with “Welcome Back, Kotter.”

[ Cheers and applause from audience. ]

John Travolta: And at the same time that was happening, there was a wonderful new show that came on Saturday nights called “Saturday Night Live.” And since then, for, um… 20 years, I’ve been asked to do this show; they’ve had like 400 episodes and I’ve had like… 5,000 comebacks! And… and… here I am tonight. And I don’t know why I haven’t done the show. I… I… figured I was chicken or maybe I needed something to look forward to or maybe I need to promote my new movie “Pulp Fiction.”

[ Cheers and applause from audience. ]

John Travolta: But… uh… you know, tonight, because of this new role I have; I play a heroin addict, a murderer, a gangster — a charming fellow. You know… But I figured I wouldn’t refer to my old movie characters. Or films. Or TV series. Because, you know… I got a new film.

[ Travolta pulls out a comb and starts styling his hair as Danny Zukow from “Grease”. ]

John Travolta: I don’t got an ego where you have to refer to old movies or TV series. Why do that when you have a new movie like “Pulp Fiction”? It just doesn’t make sense. Gosh, it’s kind of breezy!

[ Travolta looks off of Home Base. ]

John Travolta: Can I borrow your hat?

[ A black, ten-gallon cowboy hat is tossed to him. ]

John Travolta: Oh, thank you.

[ Travolta puts on the hat. ]

John Travolta: Old films are old films and new films are new films, frankly. And… I… uh…

[ Travolta looks to front-row audience. ]

John Travolta: Is that a baby?

[ A woman’s cradling a newborn wrapped in blankets. ]

John Travolta: Can I see it?

[ The woman brings the baby onto Home Base. ]

John Travolta: Oh, how sweet!

[ Travolta holds the newborn, which starts to wail a little. ]

John Travolta: Oh, look who’s talking!

[ He hands the baby back to the mother and she takes her seat. Travolta takes off the cowboy hat and tosses it. ]

John Travolta: Thank you. It’s just crazy. It’s just fun to have a new film like “Pulp Fiction” and to forget about the old ones.

[ He peeks up to the ceiling. ]

John Travolta: Is that… A LIGHT!

[ A disco ball drops and Travolta strikes his famous Tony Monero pose from “Saturday Night Fever”. ]

John Travolta: Stay with us, ladies and gentlemen! We got Seal! We got John Travolta and he’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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