Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 23: Episode 5
November 8th, 1997
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.