SNL Transcripts: Chris Farley: 10/25/97


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  Season 23: Episode 4

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


October 25th, 1997

Chris Farley

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Lorne Michaels

Chevy Chase

Chris Rock

Lenny Pickett

George Wendt

Bill Kurtis

Mike Ditka
Permission to HostSummary: Three weeks earlier, Lorne Michaels has his doubts about letting Chris Farley host tonight’s show, even with Chevy Chase’s sponsorship.



Chris Farley’s MonologueSummary: When Chris Farley doesn’t show up for his monologue, Chris Rock and Tim Meadows come to the rescue.

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Morning LatteSummary: Insipid morning show hosts Tom Wilkins (Will Ferrell) and CassVan Rye (Cheri Oteri) slowly grate on their producer’s (Chris Farley) nerves.

Recurring Characters: Tom Wilkins, Cass van Rye.

Mary Katherine GallagherSummary: Social outcast Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) befriends the fat boy (Chris Farley) at St. Monica’s Autumn Dance.

Recurring Characters: Mary Katherine Gallagher, Shelley Peterbuilt.

Martha Stewart LivingSummary: Martha Stewart (Ana Gasteyer) uses her arts and crafts skills to create aesthetically-pleasing Halloween mischief.

Recurring Characters: Martha Stewart.


Matt Foley Motivational TrainerSummary: Matt Foley (Chris Farley) tries to motivate spin class participants.

Recurring Characters: Matt Foley.


Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: Tracy Morgan comments that he’s proud to be “the other black guy” on SNL.


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones perform “The Impression That I Get”Bio: Ska punk band formed in 1985; members: Dicky Barrett, Nate Albert, Joe Gittleman, Joe Sirois, Tim Burton, Kevin Lenear, Dennis Brockenborough, Ben Carr.

Goth TalkSummary: Glen (Jim Breuer) and his rowdy pal (Chris Farley) ruin the show while dressed as Budweiser frogs.

Recurring Characters: Circe Nightshade, Azrael Abyss, Glen, Baron Nocturna.


The Lost Deep ThoughtsSummary: Jack Handey ponders the his misinterpretation of “finding Jesus.”


SallySummary: Sally Jesse Raphael (Ana Gasteyer) talks with a young mother (Cheri Oteri) who’s having problems with her giant baby (Chris Farley).

Recurring Characters: Sally Jesse Raphael.

BocephusSummary: A rowdy Hank Williams, Jr. (Chris Farley) records the “Monday Night Football” theme song.


The Super Fans RevisitedSummary: A short film uncovers what became of Bob Swerski (George Wendt) and the Super Fans after Mike Ditka left to coach the New Orleans Saints.

Recurring Characters: Bob Swerski, Todd O’Connor, Carl Wollarski.

Bio: Bill Kurtis (1940-). Television journalist; anchored the CBS Morning News, 1982-85; hosts and narrates “Cold Case Files” and “American Justice” on the A&E Network.

Weather ScopeSummary: Storm force El Nino (Chris Farley) takes on his new image as a WWF wrestler.



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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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