SNL Transcripts: Samuel L. Jackson: 01/10/98


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 23: Episode 10

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


January 10th, 1998

Samuel L. Jackson

Ben Folds Five


A Message From the President of the United StatesSummary: President Clinton (Darrell Hammond) uses the country’s budget surplus to make a gratuitous sex film.

Recurring Characters: President Bill Clinton.


Samuel L. Jackson’s MonologueSummary: Samuel L. Jackson reads off some of his New Year’s resolutions.


Lemon GlowSummary: The illuminating floor cleaner provides a renewed life for a suburban housewife (Molly Shannon) who used to live the wild life.

Note: Repeat from: 97c.

Publisher’s ClearinghouseSummary: Ghetto dad James Stapleton (Samuel L. Jackson) is the unexpected Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize winner.

Quentin Tarantino: A ProfileRecurring Characters: Quentin Tarantino, Walter Cronkite, Burt Reynolds.


Judge JudySummary: Sassy Judge Judy (Cheri Oteri) rules in favor of a phony fitness instructor (Samuel L. Jackson) who has swindled a housewife (Ana Gasteyer).

Recurring Characters: Judge Judy, Byrd.


TV FunhouseSummary: George Clooney foils the papparazzi in Rob Smigel’s parody of “Speed Racer”.

Weekend Update with Norm MacDonaldRecurring Characters: Harry Caray.


Ben Folds Five performs “Brick”

TitanicSummary: Fifth Class black passengers (Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan) are denied their chance to evacuate after the Titanic hits an iceberg.

MangoRecurring Characters: Mango.


The Learning AnnexRecurring Characters: Helen Madden.

Poolside Lovin’Summary: Dallas (Samuel L. Jackson) is ready to get down with the ladies, but all (Chris Kattan) can think about is his recently-deceased dad.


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

Note: Repeat from: 97f.


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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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