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


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Lionel Osbourne…..Tim Meadows
…..Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

[ American flag is shown announcing the end of broadcast day ] [ WNBC Channel official title card appear ]

V/O : That concludes our broadcast day, but first stay tuned for “Perspectives”.

[ Shot of “Perspectives” set. SUPER: Perspectives ]

V/O : Fulfilling WNBC’s community programming requirements, “Perspectives”, with your host; Lionel Osbourne.

Lionel Osbourne : Good Morning! It’s Sunday 4:49 in the A.M, and that means it’s time for “Perspectives”! I’m your host Lionel Osbourne and my guest today is running for the office of Mayor of New York City. His name is Rudolph Giuliani. He’s here to talk about his campaign and his plans for the future of the city. [ Turns to host ] Welcome to the show.

Rudolph Giuliani : Thanks Lionel, I should say that I was originally scheduled to appear on the show during my campaign, but I got a little busy.

Lionel Osbourne : Fantastic!

Rudolph Giuliani : I should also mention that the elections are over

Lionel Osbourne : Outstanding!… So ah, who won?

Rudolph Giuliani : I did.

Lionel Osbourne : Congratulations! [ Turns to camera ] If you’re just joining us it’s 4:51 in the A.M. You’re watching “Perspectives”! I’m your host Lionel Osbourne and, with us his the new Mayor of New York, Rudoph Giuliani. He’s here to talk about his new job and his plans for the city. [ Turns to guest, looks at his card ] Now it says here that your are running to become the 107th Mayor of New York.

Rudolph Giuliani : Well, I’m am the 107th Mayor of New-York. Actually I’ve been the 107th Mayor, for four years now.

Lionel Osbourne : Fantastic! So you must like being Mayor!

Rudolph Giuliani : Well yes, it’s um, rewarding but hard work! People thought the city was unmanageable but I proved them wrong. There was the perception that this city was an unlivable drug and crime infested cesspool. I wanted to change that image.

Lionel Osbourne : Well good luck! [ Turns to camera ] If you’re just joining us it’s 4:53 in the A.M. and this is “Perspectives”. I’m your host Lionel Osbourne and my guest today is the new reelected Mayor of the crime and infested cesspool: New York, New York. The 107th Mayor is here to talk about his plans for the future! [ Turns to guest ] Now Rudy um, who was the 106th?

Rudolph Giuliani : That would be David Dinkins.

Lionel Osbourne : So you beat David Dinkins?

Rudolph Giuliani : Yes I did.

Lionel Osbourne : That is not fantastic.

Rudolph Giuliani : I’m sorry Lionel it’s just that when I took over the job of Mayor, the city had a lot of serious problems that were left over by the previous Mayor. The city’s crime rate was high, the welfare was at a record ;level, taxes kept new businesses away, and a lot of this, you know it was due to David Dinkins…

Lionel Osbourne : Mm. Any other time I would say “fantastic” or “outstanding”, but you just put down my good friend David Dinkins, a men who in my opinion is both… fantastic and outstanding! You sir have offended me.

Rudolph Giuliani : Well I’m sorry Lionel.

Lionel Osbourne : That’s okay [ Turns to the camera ] If you’re just joining us it’s 4:57 in the A.M. You’re watching “Perspectives”. I’m your host Lionel Osbourne and my guest today is Rudolph Giuliani, the new Mayor of New-York city and, he just offended me deeply but that’s okay. [ Turns to guest ] Now Rudy it says here that you have some innovative new ideas for our city.

Rudolph Giuliani : Yes I do, I’d begin with our educational program– [ Ending music starts ]

Lionel Osbourne : I’m sorry we’re out of time! That’s all the time we have on “Perspectives” and I’d like to thank Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for stopping by. Hey maybe you could come back after the next election!

Rudolph Giuliani : I can’t run again.

Lionel Osbourne : Fantastic! This has been “Perspectives” my guest next week will be Ruth Messenger who is also running for Mayor. [ Turns to guest ] Now do you know her?

Rudolph Giuliani : Not really not really.

Lionel Osbourne : All right then, this has been “Perspectives”.

[ Fade out ]

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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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