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


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 22: Episode 6

96f: Robert Downey, Jr. / Fiona Apple

Delicious Dish

Margaret Jo McCullen…..Ana Gasteyer
Teri Rialto…..Molly Shannon

[Establishment shot, Radio Station NPR ] [Introduction music]

Margaret Jo McCullen: Hello, I’m Margaret Jo McCullen.

Teri Rialto: And I’m Teri Rialto.

Margaret Jo McCullen: And you’re listening to…

Both: The Delicious Dish.. on National Public Radio.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Now.. Teri… today we’re going to be talking about some really exciting things in the world of food.

Teri Rialto: Sure Margaret Joe.. Now, some of you have written to let us know, that you’d like some off-beat and adventurous approaches to food.

Margaret Jo McCullen: So buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

Teri Rialto: Sure is…[laughs]… gonna be bumpy… Now.. Our first dish is really gonna make your tail spin, we’re talking of course about..

Both: Corn chowder.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Now, Teri, I’m a real fan of Corn chowder.

Teri Rialto: Me too ..

Margaret Jo McCullen: Who isn’t… [laughs] and when I’m making this classic, I really like to stick to the basic.. that of course is: corn, cream, and spices… those will really add some extra hump.

Teri Rialto: And speaking of hump, we’ve really taken some liberties with this classic…

Margaret Jo McCullen: We sure have.

Teri Rialto: We have… I sometimes like, a more exotic chowder so sometime I add carrots.. then potatoes.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Oooooh potatoes [laughs].

Teri Rialto: Those will give it some kick, and some color.. and it’s also fun for your guests to look at.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Neat.. fun.. fun..

Teri Rialto: Yeah.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Fun ..

Teri Rialto: That’s a lot of fun.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah that’s really fun.

Teri Rialto: It’s a fun thing to do.. .

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah.

Teri Rialto: Good times.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Good times.

Teri Rialto: Good times.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Good times.

Teri Rialto: Yeah…[laughs] Hey look we’ve got a call..

Margaret Jo McCullen: Delicious Dish, you’re on the air.

Caller #1: Hi! I just wanna say that I think your show is terrific… you know I did making Corn Showder for years and I’ve never ever thought of putting carrots or potatoes in it.. where do you come up with these ideas?

Margaret Jo McCullen: Well, we both keep dream journal….[laughs]

Caller #1: Can I ask you a question? Are you ever gonna do a show on “SALT”?

Teri Rialto: Sure, we’ve actually got a two part that’s coming up in December…

Margaret Jo McCullen: That will be great.

Caller #1: I’ll cancel my trip!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Good…

Both: Thanks for calling! Thanks for calling!

Margaret Jo McCullen: That was fun getting a call.

Teri Rialto: He sounded [laughs]… He sounded like a really nice person.

Margaret Jo McCullen: He sure did…. he’s neat…

Teri Rialto: yeah… he sounded like a nice man.

Margaret Jo McCullen: He sounded like lot of fun…

Teri Rialto: Yeah…

Margaret Jo McCullen: Good time, fun…

Teri Rialto: Yeah…

Margaret Jo McCullen: … Well, Our next dish, is really one of our unsung heroes of the breakfast table, he’s a familiar friend we really take for granted…

Both: The English Muffin!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Now, Teri, I know you’ve done a little homework on the history of our old friend, and I’m dying to hear all about it…

Teri Rialto: Well Margaret Joe, I did some research and I boy did I found out some startling facts…

Margaret Jo McCullen: I bet…

Teri Rialto: Did you know that the English Muffin was created by Sir Thomas Bassthak, and dates back to the year 1832 ?

Margaret Jo McCullen: Really I’ve could have sworn it was invented in the 1840s…

Teri Rialto: No, a lot of people think that, but it was actually 1832…

Margaret Jo McCullen: I’ll be darned.. I’ll be darned..

Teri Rialto: 1832…

Margaret Jo McCullen: Fascinating… interesting… interesting…

Teri Rialto: A fun thing that I like to try, it’s to top English Muffin with a little Tomato Sauce, add some Cheese and make—

Margaret Jo McCullen: HOP I think I see what’s coming here….

Teri Rialto: That’s right a MINI pizza..

Margaret Jo McCullen: Or what I like to call it :” Pizza for One”… Or you can also call it… [laughs] Or you can also call it… “a little small pizza”…[laughs]

Teri Rialto: That was funny…

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah.. that’s fun, it’s fun to name things.. [laughs] that’s a lot of fun…

Teri Rialto: I like coming up with names for things ’cause it’s fun.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah that sweet, that’s a fun.

Teri Rialto: It’s fun to do that.

Margaret Jo McCullen: That’s a fun thing to do..

Teri Rialto: Ho…

Margaret Jo McCullen: Hey we got another call!

Teri Rialto: Ho great! Delicious Dish you’re on the air.

Caller #2: Oh Hi! I’m Marianne from Tarzana, and when you were talking about unsung heroes of the breakfast table, I was about on the edge of my seat, eh, ’cause I was sure you were gonna say crab crackers!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Hoooo.

Teri Rialto: That’s funny… That was our first runner-up.. [laughs]

Caller #2: Well at our house, what we like to do is fresh’em up and eat them,.. hem with milk.. like cereals!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Hey you could have invented Golden Grahams! [laughs]

Teri Rialto: That was funny for you to say that.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Ho thanks!

Teri Rialto: That was funny

Margaret Jo McCullen: Thanks!

Caller #2: Well thanks so much I really love your show.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Sure.

Both: Thank you!

Margaret Jo McCullen: Neat!

Teri Rialto: She seemed like a like a fun.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah she really did, she seemed like a fun fun person.

Teri Rialto: Yeah.

Margaret Jo McCullen: That was neat neat neat fun!

Teri Rialto: It was a lot of fun.

Margaret Jo McCullen: Yeah..

[Ending music starts]

Margaret Jo McCullen: Ho-ho Teri that’s all the time we have on our show today.

Teri Rialto: Okay be sure to tune in next week – we’ll meet a very special guest, Bob Phibowl who will be sharing some thrilling new secrets about..

Both: Yeast!

Margaret Jo McCullen: That was really fun for me I had a nice time!

[Fade out]

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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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