SNL Transcripts: David Alan Grier: 12/09/95: Goodnights


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  Season 21: Episode 8

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December 9th, 1995

David Alan Grier



Paula Pell

NightlineSummary: Ted Koppel (Darrell Hammond) delights in referring to Michael Jackson (Tim Meadows) as Jacko when the pop superstar is downed by a back injury.

Recurring Characters: Ted Koppel, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley.


David Alan Grier’s MonologueSummary: David Alan Grier performs stand-up on a variety of topics.

The Rocky RoadsSummary: Rocky Roads Craig (Will Ferrell), Terry (David Alan Grier), Brad (Tim Meadows) and Tina (Nancy Walls) give an uplifting performance at a school assembly.

Recurring Characters: Craig, Terry, Brad.


The Today ShowSummary: Whenever “The Today Show” goes to a commercial, Bryant Gumbel (David Alan Grier) behaves like a homeboy from the hood.

Recurring Characters: Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, Slobodan Milosevic, Willard Scott.

Three Wise MenSummary: Of the three Wise Men, Balthazar (David Alan Grier) has forgotten to bring a gift to bear to the Baby Jesus.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: President Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) gives “The American President” a big thumbs-up for its dead First Lady plot line. Lenny The Lion (Colin Quinn) discusses the hardships he’s endured as part of the animal kingdom.

Recurring Characters: Bill Clinton, Lenny the Lion.


Silverchair performs “Tomorrow”

Wake Up & SmileSummary: On the 20th anniversary of their morning show, co-hosts Oliver (Will Ferrell) and Diane (Nancy Walls) suffer a breakdown when the teleprompter fails to provide their dialogue, and a “Lord of the Flies” scenerio plays out.


Spade in AmericaSummary: David Spade gives a year-in-review Hollywood Minute.

Black PeopleSummary: A profile of black musician Charles Honeydew Wilkins (David Alan Grier).

Silverchair performs “Pure Massacre”

PerspectivesSummary: Lionel Osbourne (Tim Meadows) welcomes his buddy, Dr. Emory Coleman (David Alan Grier), as his guest, even though he hosts a similiar show on another channel.

Recurring Characters: Lionel Osbourne.



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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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