SNL Transcripts: Tom Arnold: 02/17/96


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  Season 21: Episode 13

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


February 17th, 1996

Tom Arnold

Tupac Shakur


Paula Pell

Adam Sandler
WMUR 9 CNN DebateRecurring Characters: Bob Dole, Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, Alan Keyes.


Tom Arnold’s MonologueSummary: A clueless Tom Arnold fails to realize he’s insulting cast members with his comments.

Also Hosted: 91n, 92h.

The Life We LeadSummary: To save money, a local station sprinkles news items into soap opera dialogue.

St. Gabriel’s Bake SaleSummary: Devout churchgoer Gail Lafferty (Nancy Walls) issues ass kickings.

Recurring Characters: Gail Lafferty, Barb, Mary.

Tupac Shakur performs “California Love”

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: O.J. Simpson (Tim Meadows) phones an update in to Norm MacDonald. Joe Blow (Colin Quinn) gives more local news updates. Adam Sandler sings “Dip Doodle”, a song about his grandmother.

Recurring Characters: Joe Blow.

Miracles of ScienceSummary: Despite having an oversized head, Gus “Braniac” Grady (Arnold) is not all that smart.

Naive Mrs. KogenSummary: Mrs. Kogen (Jim Breuer) naively insists to Officer Markell (Tom Arnold) that her son (Colin Quinn) is not a criminal.

Gerald TibbinsSummary: Gerald “T-Bone” Tibbins (David Koechner) readies a patient (Tom Arnold) for surgery.

Recurring Characters: Gerald Tibbins.

Fuzzy MemoriesSummary: Jack Handy recalls his dad’s woodpecker-induced suicide.

Tupac Shakur performs “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”

Tree Slice DisplaySummary: Criminal ranger Ron Blanston (Tom Arnold) uses tree slice to illustrate his mission.

PetchowSummary: Hank Petchow’s (Will Ferrell) rat poison is dusguised as dog food so as fool its intended victims.



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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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