SNL Transcripts: Clare Danes: 11/15/97


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  Season 23: Episode 6

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November 15th, 1997

Clare Danes

Mariah Carey



Steve Higgins

Adam McKay

Dennis McNicholas

Paula Pell
A Message From the First-Lady of the United StatesSummary: President Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) isn’t keen on allowing Hillary (Ana Gasteyer) to address the nation.

Recurring Characters: President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al gore, Barbara Walters.



Clare Danes’ MonologueSummary: Audience members express their outrage that actress Clare Danes got into Yale University with such ease.

Bio: Clare Danes (1979-). Actress; starred in the short-lived television drama, “My So-Called Life” (1994-95); film credits include: “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” (1996), “The Rainmaker” (1997), and “Shopgirl” (2005).

The Weston CollectionSummary: A male model (Will Ferrell) garners respect when he wears the “I’m #1” hat from the Weston Collection.

Barry Scheck’s ClientsSummary: Defense lawyer Barry Scheck (Norm MacDonald) unexpectedly entertains some of his not-so-innocent clients in his home.

Recurring Characters: Barry Scheck, O.J. Simpson, Ted Kaczyncski.


The ViewRecurring Characters: Barbara Walters, Meredith Viera, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopolous, Cokie Roberts.


The CulpsSummary: Marty (Will Ferrell) and Bobbi Mohan-Culp (Ana Gasteyer) provide the entertainment at their embarrassed daughter’s (Clare Danes) College Career Day.

Recurring Characters: Marty Culp, Bobbie Mohan-Culp.

TV FunhouseSummary: The Ambiguously Gay Duo battle Big Head’s ice monster in a cartoon by Rob Smigel.

Peter PanSummary: A drunken Tinkerbell (Clare Danes) lets it be known that she’s tired of being Peter Pan’s (Chris Kattan) second banana.


Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldRecurring Characters: Joe Blow.


Mariah Carey performs “Butterfly”First Performed: 90d.

Mr. Peepers in the WildSummary: Mr. Peepers (Chris Kattan) is released into the wild to rejoin his family.

Recurring Characters: Mr. Peepers.

CEO Dreamboats

Mariah Carey performs “My All”

The Southern Gals in ParisRecurring Characters: Mary Faith, Ginger Lee, Elizabeth.

The Lost Deep Thoughts by Jack HandeySummary: Jack Handey comments on the parties thrown by a mad scientist.



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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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