SNL Transcripts: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani: 11/22/97


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 23: Episode 7

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November 22nd, 1997

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

Sarah McLachlan


Dramatic GiulianiSummary: Colin Quinn insists that Mayor Rudolph Giuliani straighten up before doing the show.



Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s MonologueSummary: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani shows how he has improved New York City since becoming its mayor.

Bio: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1944-). Politician; 107th Mayor of New York City, held office 1994-2001; an early contender for the 2008 Republican nomination.

Cameos: 95j, 01a, 01i, 07f.


NightlineSummary: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani barges in to refute charges that he is best friends with Saddam Hussein (Will Ferrell).

Recurring Characters: Ted Koppel, Saddam Hussein.


Barry Scheck’s ClientsSummary: Rita DelVecchio (Cheri Oteri) and her mother (Mayor Rudolph Giuliani) prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Recurring Characters: Rita DelVecchio.


St. Monica’s Spelling BeeSummary: Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) competes in a spelling bee.

Recurring Characters: Mary Katherine Gallagher.


GraffitiSummary: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani enforces stricter punishment for grafitti artists.


Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldSummary: Cinder Calhoun (Ana Gasteyer) and Sarah McLachlan sing “Basted In Blood”.

Recurring Characters: Cinder Calhoun.


Sarah McLachlan performs “Sweet Surrender”Bio: Sarah McLachlan (1968-). Canadian singer-songwriter; founded the 1997-99 Lilith Fair concert tour for female artists.

The Joe Pesci ShowRecurring Characters: Joe Pesci, Spider, Marion Berry.

Friggin’ Giuliani!Summary: A New York City cabdriver (Mayor Rudolph Giuliani) is outraged over the way Mayor Giuliani has cleaned things up.


Janet Reno’s Dance PartyRecurring Characters: Janet Reno.


Colin Quinn Explains The New York TimesTranscript

PerspectivesRecurring Characters: Lionel Osborne.



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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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