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


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95h: David Alan Grier / Silverchair


Oliver…..Will Ferrell
Diane…..Nancy Walls
Tim Baker…..David Alan Grier

[ open on visual graphic of the American flag waving ] [ fade to visual graphic of the WNBC Channel 4 logo ]

Announcer: That concludes our broadcast day. But first, stay tuned for “Perspectives”.

[ fade to the “Perspectives” set ]

Announcer: Fulfilling WNBC’s community programming requirement:”Perspectives”, with your host Lionel Osborne.

Lionel Osborne: Good evening. It’s Sunday, 4:53 in the a.m. And that means this is “Perspectives”. I’m your host, Lionel Osborne, and tonight we have a first-time guest with us on “Perspectives”: Dr. Emory Coleman, host of the award-winning WCBS community service program “Viewpoint”. Welcome to “Perspectives”, Dr. Coleman.

Dr. Emory Coleman: You know, it is outstanding to be here, Lionel!

Lionel Osborne: Now, Doctor, a lot of our viewers might be wondering, are you a doctor?

Dr. Emory Coleman: No. It’s an honorary degree from the city university.

Lionel Osborne: Mmm-hmm, I see.. and your honorary degree is in what discipline?

Dr. Emory Coleman: I’m not sure.

Lionel Osborne: Mmm-hmm. [ to the camera ] For those of you just tuning in, you’re watching “Perspectives”. My guest today is Dr. Emory Coleman, host of the award-winning WCBS-TV community service program “Viewpoint”. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree. Now, I understand you brought a clip from this week’s edition of your award-winning program “Viewpoint”?

Dr. Emory Coleman: That I have.

Lionel Osborne: Why don’t we take a look at it?

Dr. Emory Coleman: Outstanding!

[ cut to clip from “Viewpoint, hosted by Dr. Emory Coleman ]

Dr. Emory Coleman: It’s Tuesday, 4:45 in the a.m., and that means this is “Viuewpoint”. I’m your host, Dr. Emory Coleman. Our guest tonight is simply out-standing! [ long shot reveals Lionel Osborne sitting in the guest’s chair ] He is the host of the award-winning WNBC community service program “Perspectives”. Welcome to “Viewpoint”, Lionel.

Lionel Osborne: Well, thank you, Emory. You know, Emory, I’ve been wondering: are you a doctor?

Dr. Emory Coleman: No.

Lionel Osborne: Hmm.

[ cut back to “Perspectives” ]

Lionel Osborne: That was terrific! For those of you just tuning in, you may have thought you were watching “Viewpoint”. But you’re not. That was just a clip. You’re watching “Perspectives”. I’m your host, Lionel Osborne. My guest is Dr. Emory Coleman, host of the award-winning “Viewpoint”. And among those awards are quite a few local Emmys, are they not?

Dr. Emory Coleman: Well, yes, we’ve won 13 local Emmys for “Oustanding Achievement in Mandatory Community Service Programming”. Now, we won in 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, ’81, ’83, ’85, ’87, 1989, 1991, 1993, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for this year! Now, uh, you’ve won quite a few Emmys yourself, haven’t you, Lionel?

Lionel Osborne: That’s right. We won in 1972, 1974, 1975 – thatwas the year we tied, right? As a matter of fact, I believe we have aphoto of that.

[ show old photo of Afro-clad Emory and Lionel accepting their local Emmys ]

Dr. Emory Coleman: Heeey, who are those two young guys!
[ they laugh ]

Lionel Osborne: Now, uh, at the time of that photo, you were not a doctor.

Dr. Emory Coleman: That is correct.

[ theme music pots up ]

Lionel Osborne: Well, that’s all the time we have for “Perspectives”. My guest has been Emory Coleman..

Dr. Emory Coleman: Uh.. Doctor.

Lionel Osborne: ..Dr. Emory Coleman. Host of the award-winning WCBS community service program “Viewpoint”, which can be seen later tonight at 5:53 a.m. on, as we say, another network. Uh, Emory, who’s your guest?

Dr. Emory Coleman: Well, you are! Uh.. actually, we’re just going to run this show in the “Viewpoint” slot.

Lionel Osborne: Fan0tastic! You’ve been watching”Perspectives” – unless you’re watching WCBS, in which case you’ve beenwatching “Viewpoint”. I’m Lionel Osborne.

Dr. Emory Coleman: Uh, can I get a tape?

Lionel Osborne: Yes.

[ fade to black ]

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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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