SNL Transcripts: Martin Short: 12/07/96

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  Season 22: Episode 8

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December 7th, 1996

Martin Short

No Doubt


Lorne Michaels

Chevy Chase
O.J. Simpson Child Custody HearingSummary: O.J. Simpson (Tim Meadows) gives the runaround at his child custody hearing.

Recurring Characters: O.J. Simpson.


Martin Short’s MonologueSummary: After contemplating what he wants his monologue to be about, Martin Short sings about “SNL”‘s peak-and-valley history.

First Hosted: 86f.

Celebrity Jeopardy!Summary: Dumb celebrities Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Jerry Lewis (Martin Short), and Burt Reynolds (Norm MacDonald) aggravate intellectual host Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell).

Recurring Characters: Alex Trebek, Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Lewis.


Martha Stewart’s Topless Christmas SpecialSummary: The holiday special that centers around a half-naked Martha Stewart (Ana Gasteyer).

Recurring Characters: Martha Stewart.


Ed Grimley in HeavenSummary: Merriwether (Chevy Chase), the gatekeeper of Heaven, sends Ed Grimley (Short) is sent back from the dead to get a life.

Recurring Characters: Ed Grimley.

Roxbury GuysSummary: Roxbury Guys (Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan) go club-hopping with foreignor Jaleel (Martin Short).

Recurring Characters: Doug Butabi, Steve Butabi.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: Lenny the Lion (Colin Quinn) comments on the health care system.

Recurring Characters: Lenny The Lion.


No Doubt performs “Don’t Speak”Also Performed: 01i.

The Barbara Walters SpecialSummary: Jackie Rogers, Jr. (Martin Short) recalls embarrassing moments during an interview with Barbara Walters (Cheri Oteri).

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters, Jackie Rogers, Jr.

Larry Azaria’s Mostly Used Mattresses

The Terry Gantner Family WorkoutSummary: Karate expert Terry Gantner (Will Ferrell) breaks his hand while demonstrating a simple chop move, then screams his agony.


The Tinseltown TattlerSummary: Pinky Nye (Martin Short) and Rhona Patton (Molly Shannon) gossip.

No Doubt performs “Excuse Me Mr.”

Happy Holiday TalesSummary: Mickey the Dyke (Cheri Oteri) tells her family that she’s a lesbian.

Recurring Characters: Mickey The Dyke.


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