SNL Transcripts: Matthew Perry: 10/04/97


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  Season 23: Episode 2

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October 4th, 1997

Matthew Perry



Spartan CheerleadersSummary: Craig (Will Ferrell) and Arianna (Cheri Oteri) break into the school gym to practice their cheers for the morning cheerleading tryouts.

Recurring Characters: Craig, Arianna.



Matthew Perry’s MonologueSummary: In a pre-taped sequence, Matthew Perry looks for a New Yorker who will jump into a fountain with him like in the “Friends” title sequence.

Bio: Matthew Perry (1969-). Actor; played Chandler Bing on sitcom “Friends” (1994-2004); also starred in the short-lived drama series, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006-07).

Cookie Dough SportSummary: The cookie-coated sports drink that keeps your energy going


Celebrity JeopardySummary: Burt Reynolds (Norm MacDonald) competes against John Travolta (Darrell Hammond) and Michael Keaton (Matthew Perry).

Recurring Characters: Alex Trebek, Burt Reynolds, John Travolta.


Sarcasm 101Summary: New student Marissa (Ana Gasteyer) is offended by the sarcastic comments of the teacher (Matthew Perry) and her classmates.


The Ladies ManSummary: Ladies man Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) takes calls and answers romantic queries.

Recurring Characters: Leon Phelps.


Space, The Infinite FrontierRecurring Characters: Harry Caray.


Oasis performs “Don’t Go Away”Bio: English rock band; members: Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, Alan White.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldNote: Norm MacDonald delivers the fake news solo, with no guest commentators.


M-TV NewsRecurring Characters: Goat Boy, Juio Iglesius.

The Kevin Franklin ShowSummary: Kevin Franklin’s (Tim Meadows) new late-night talk show will be just like the rest of the talk shows currently on the airwaves.

Recurring Characters: Kevin Franklin.

FriendsSummary: SNL’s mundane “Friends” parody is interrupted when Matthew Perry objects to Colin Quinn’s gay portrayal of Chandler Bing.



Oasis performs “Acquiesce”

Good Morning With LizaRecurring Characters: Liza Manelli, Woody Allen.

The Kevin Franklin Show IISummary: Following a stint in rehab, Kevin Franklin’s (Tim Meadow) show takes on a new mellow format.

Recurring Characters: Kevin Franklin.


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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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