Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 23: Episode 7
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 WNBCs community programming requirements, “Perspectives”, with your host; Lionel Osbourne.
Lionel Osbourne : Good Morning! Its Sunday 4:49 in the A.M, and that means its time for “Perspectives”! Im your host Lionel Osbourne and my guest today is running for the office of Mayor of New York City. His name is Rudolph Giuliani. Hes 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 youre just joining us its 4:51 in the A.M. Youre watching “Perspectives”! Im your host Lionel Osbourne and, with us his the new Mayor of New York, Rudoph Giuliani. Hes 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, Im am the 107th Mayor of New-York. Actually Ive been the 107th Mayor, for four years now.
Lionel Osbourne : Fantastic! So you must like being Mayor!
Rudolph Giuliani : Well yes, its 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 youre just joining us its 4:53 in the A.M. and this is “Perspectives”. Im 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 : Im sorry Lionel its 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 citys 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 Im sorry Lionel.
Lionel Osbourne : Thats okay [ Turns to the camera ] If youre just joining us its 4:57 in the A.M. Youre watching “Perspectives”. Im 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 thats okay. [ Turns to guest ] Now Rudy it says here that you have some innovative new ideas for our city.
Rudolph Giuliani : Yes I do, Id begin with our educational program– [ Ending music starts ]
Lionel Osbourne : Im sorry were out of time! Thats all the time we have on “Perspectives” and Id like to thank Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for stopping by. Hey maybe you could come back after the next election!
Rudolph Giuliani : I cant 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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