SNL Transcripts: Robert Downey, Jr.: 11/16/96


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 22: Episode 6

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


November 16th, 1996

Robert Downey Jr.

Fiona Apple


Lorne Michaels

Bob Dole

Elizabeth Dole

Evander Holyfield
Norm Meets Bob DoleSummary: Bob Dole tells Norm MacDonald to quit doing his impression of him.



Robert Downey Jr.’s MonologueSummary: Robert Downey, Jr. shows incriminating slides from his summer vacation.


The SpartansSummary: Craig (Will Ferrell) and Arianna (Cheri Oteri) cheer at the bowling alley.

Recurring Characters: Craig, Arianna.


A Message From the President of the United StatesSummary: After eliminating all the people who had to vote for him, President Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) thanks the one person who truly voted for him.

Recurring Characters: President Bill Clinton.


Don King Press ConferenceSummary: Don King (Tim Meadows) speaks highly of Mike Tyson (Tracy Morgan).

Recurring Characters: Mike Tyson.


TV FunhouseSummary: In “Fun With Real Audio”, Rob Smigel mangles interviews featuring participants of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Mr. MusicSummary: D.J. (Robert Downey, Jr.) plays inappropriate music at wedding reception.

CobrasSummary: Gangleader (Norm MacDonald) is baffled when the members of his gang burst into choreographed song and dance.


Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: Bob Dole prevents Norm MacDonald from telling a joke about him.


Fiona Apple performs “Shadowboxer”

Delicious DishSummary: Margaret Jo McCullen (Ana Gasteyer) and Teri Rialto (Molly Shannon) provide dull conversation on their culinary radio program.

Recurring Characters: Margaret Jo McCullen, Teri Rialto.


Melanie’s Make Out PartySummary: Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) gets her first kiss from tough guy Brian Mahoney (Robert Downey, Jr.).

Recurring Characters: Melanie, Mary Katherine Gallagher.

The Streets of L.A.Summary: L.A. detective’s (Robert Downey, Jr.) drug banter seems appropriate for Robert Downey, Jr.’s lifestyle.


Milsford Spring WaterSummary: Tom Bodet narrates the tale of the lynch mob responsible for great-tasting Milsford bottled water.


Shopping At Home NetworkSummary: Don West (Will Ferrell) and Eddie Lewis (Chris Kattan) hard sell a Shaq Plaque.

Recurring Characters: Don West, Eddie Lewis.



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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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