SNL Transcripts: Jon Lovitz: 11/08/97


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  Season 23: Episode 5

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November 8th, 1997

Jon Lovitz

Jane’s Addiction


Dana Carvey
Controlling the AirwavesSummary: Media mogels take turns interrupting a speech by President Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) so they can pursue their own agendas.

Recurring Characters: Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Bill Clinton.



Jon Lovitz’s MonologueSummary: An ego-driven Jon Lovitz performs a piece from his one-man show.


Dunkin DonutsSummary: Before he retires, Dunkin Donuts commercial actor Michael Vale (Jon Lovitz) brings an abrupt closure to his character.


Larry King’s Wedding ReceptionSummary: A slew of celebrities roast Larry King (Norm MacDonald) at his latest wedding reception.

Recurring Characters: Ted Turner, Larry King, Al Pacino, Ross Perot.


A Year With JewelSummary: David Sobel (Jon Lovitz) regrets winning a year in the Alaskan wildnerness with pop singer Jewel (Ana Gasteyer).

Recurring Characters: Jewel, Missy Elliot.

TV FunhouseSummary: Rob Smigel’s “Fun With Real Audio” showcases President Bill Clinton’s liabilities during a speech.

The Ladies ManSummary: Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) answers more sex queries from his viewers.

Recurring Characters: Leon Phelps, Montel.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: Pathological liar Tommy Flanagan (Jon Lovitz) gives an update on what he’s been up to since his last appearance on “SNL”.

Recurring Characters: Tommy Flanagan.


Jane’s Addiction performs “Jane Says”Bio: Alternative rock band; the group originally formed in 1985, and broke up in 1991; the band reformed briefly in 1997, prior to their 2001 reunion tour; members: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Flea (replacing Eric Avery), Stephen Perkins.

The Late Show with David LettermanSummary: Marv Albert (Jon Lovitz) shows off his raunchy home video clips to David Letterman (Norm MacDonald).

Recurring Characters: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Marv Albert.

The Lost Deep ThoughtsSummary: Jack Handey comments on the biggest secret held by a mountain.


Colin Quinn Explains The New York TimesSummary: Colin Quinn employs stand-up to help make sense of New York Times headlines for the common reader.


The Robin Byrd ShowSummary: Ron Jeremy (Jon Lovitz) discusses the adult film industry with Robin Byrd (Cheri Oteri).

Recurring Characters: Robin Byrd, Ron Jeremy, Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds.

Set Our Nanny FreeSummary: Musical artists band together for the release of au pair Louise Woodward.

Recurring Characters: The Spice Girls, Elton John, George Michael, Elvis Costello, Sarah Ferguson.


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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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