SNL Transcripts: Greg Kinnear: 04/11/98


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 23: Episode 18

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


April 11th, 1998

Greg Kinnear

All Saints

Bob Hoskins

Martha Stewart LivingSummary: Martha Stewart (Ana Gasteyer) and good friend Chad Burman (Greg Kinnear) will celebrate the Easter festivities – with no emphasis on Passover – on tomorrow’s episode.

Recurring Characters: Martha Stewart.



Greg Kinnear’s MonologueSummary: Greg Kinnear shows the audience a clip from “As Good As It Gets” which features the on-screen flaw that must have cost him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Note: Among the Oscar wins for “As Good As It Gets” were Helen Hunt (Best Actress) and Jack Nicholson (Best Actor), who hosted and cameoed this season’s Christmas episode.

Bio: Greg Kinnear (1963-) formerly hosted the original “Talk Soup” on the E! Network and followed Bob Costas on NBC’s “Later” before launching into a film career.

Cookie Dough SportSummary: Cookie dough right when you need it most.

Note: Repeat from 10/04/97.

Name That Dog!Summary: Game show contestants guess the names of various dogs.


The CulpsSummary: Marty (Will Ferrell) and Bobbie Mohan-Culp (Ana Gasteyer) perform a drug medley for patients at a rehab center.

Recurring Characters: Marty Culp, Bobbie Mohan-Culp.

High Five!Summary: B-Ball (Greg Kinnear) can’t stop giving everyone high fives, which embarrasses his blind date (Cheri Oteri).

TV FunhouseSummary: Rob Smigel’s “Fun With Real Audio” turns Tom Snyder into a stalker during an interview with Dolly Parton.

Note: Repeat from 02/22/97.

House of DogsSummary: Proprietor Thurmond Sykes (Tracy Morgan) sells dangerous dogs, just like the ones seen on “Name That Dog!”

Weekend Update with Colin QuinnSummary: Heavy metal singer Gunner Olsen (Jim Breuer) delivers the loud, metal version of headline news stories.

Recurring Characters: Gunner Olsen.


All Saints perform “Never Ever”Bio: The members of British/Canadian pop music girl group All Saints are Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton. They’re named after All Saints Road in London, where Melanie and Shaznay started their career as backing vocalists at the ZTT Recording Studios.

Ted Koppel’s BrotherSummary: Newsman Ted Koppel (Darrell Hammond) is reunited with his younger brother Randy (Greg Kinnear), who’s a junkie.

Recurring Characters: Ted Koppel.

Walk The PlankSummary: Captain Kidd (Bob Hoskins) forces his captive (Will Ferrell), which is so enormously long that its own purpose is defeated.

The Robin Byrd ShowSummary: Russ Nickles (Greg Kinnear) is accidentally booked for a stripping appearance on Robin Byrd’s (Cheri Oteri) talk show.

Recurring Characters: Robin Byrd.

Later ReunionSummary: The many hosts of “Later” will gather together for an upcoming all-star reunion on NBC.

The Lost Deep ThoughtsSummary: Jack Handey reflects upon the versatility of playing dead.


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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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