SNL Transcripts: Lisa Kudrow: 10/05/96


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 22: Episode 2

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


October 5th, 1996

Lisa Kudrow

Sheryl Crow


David L. Lander

Paula Pell
Dole’s PreparationSummary: Bob Dole (Norm MacDonald) prepares for his next debate with President Clinton.

Recurring Characters: Peter Jennings, President Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Ross Perot, Al Gore.


Lisa Kudrow’s MonologueSummary: Lisa Kudrow describes her fantasy dream date with the illusion that is “Saturday Night Live.”

Caribbean Essence Bath OilSummary: The appearance of a Jamaican (Tracy Morgan) in the tub soothes the bathing experience.


Singled OutSummary: Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) tries for a date.

Recurring Characters: Jenny McCarthy, Mary Katherine Gallagher.

Air Traffic Controller Suel ForresterSummary: Unintelligible aircraft controller Suel Forrester (Chris Kattan) manages to talk a stewardess (Lisa Kudrow) down from the air.

Recurring Characters: Suel Forrester.

TV FunhouseSummary: Robert Smigel enjoys a little “Fun With Real Audio” by altering the actions and mannerisms of Larry King and Ross Perot during one of their many interviews.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: President Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) reviews “Independence Day.”

Recurring Characters: Bill Clinton.

Sheryl Crow performs “If It Makes You Happy”

Single & Loving ItSummary: Single life is not really as great as panel of women make it out to be.

Recurring Characters: Helen Madden.

The Randolph HotelSummary: A group of hotel bellmen (Jim Breuer, Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell) toss guests’ luggage around the room.

Wymins Poetry NightSummary: Lesbians recite original poetry.

Recurring Characters: Mickey The Dyke, Martina Navratilova.

Sheryl Crow performs “Love Is A Good Thing”

Ex-Con GeneSummary: Ex-con Gene (Colin Quinn) is now a waiter, which makes a couple’s (Mark McKinney, Lisa Kudrow) dining experience uncomfortable.

Recurring Characters: Gene the Ex-Con.

Brief HistoriesSummary: The events that led to the invention of the Ferris Wheel are explored.



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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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