SNL Transcripts: Joan Allen: 11/14/98


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  Season 24: Episode 6

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


November 14th, 1998

Joan Allen


John Goodman

Opposites AttractSummary: Newt Gingrich (Chris Parnell) and President Clinton (Darrell Hammond) will miss the times they’ve shared together, and reflect upon their relationship with a song-and-dance number.

Recurring Characters: President Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston.



Joan Allen’s MonologueSummary: A Steppenwolf fanatic (Will Ferrell) wants Joan Allen to sing her – their – hit “Magic Carpet Ride”.

Bio: Joan Allen (1956-) was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Pat Nixon in the 1995 biopic “Nixon.”

The Jenson MintSummary: The fake currency that will put vagrants in their place once and for all.


Martha Stewart LivingSummary: Martha Stewart (Ana Gasteyer) takes abuse from her overbearing mother (Joan Allen).

Recurring Characters: Martha Stewart.


VH-1 Sprituality AwardsSummary: Celebrities and religious figures come together to dispense the prestigious awards.

Recurring Characters: Andy Dick, Maya Angelou, Jesus, Calista Flockhart, Courtney Love, Madonna.


Suel ForresterSummary: No one can understand a word lawyer Suel Forrestor (Chris Kattan) is saying as he interrogates his client’s (Chris Parnell) witness (John Goodman).

Recurring Characters: Suel Forrester.


Space, The Infinite FrontierSummary: Despite having died recently, Harry Caray (Will Ferrell) continues to host his space program.

Recurring Characters: Harry Caray.


Weekend Update with Colin QuinnSummary: Resident prescription drug “expert” Colette Reardon (Cheri Oteri) comments on some newly developed side effect-free painkillers she has her eyes on.

Recurring Characters: Colette Reardon.


Jewel performs “Hands”Also Appeared: 96s.

Learning With Jennifer TillySummary: Joan Allen and French Stewart (Jimmy Fallon) are unwilling guests on Jennifer Tilly’s (Cheri Oteri) talk show.

Recurring Characters: French Stewart.

Southern GalsSummary: Southern gals Betty Lynn (Joan Allen), Ginger Lee (Cheri Oteri), Mary Faye (Ana Gasteyer) and Elizabeth (Molly Shannon) enjoy the sights of New York City.

Recurring Characters: Ginger Lee, Mary Faye, Elizabeth.

Jewel performs “Down So Long”

Tarmac TalkSummary: Jerry Seinfeld (Jimmy Fallon) endures being a guest on a talk show set on a windy airport tarmac.

Recurring Characters: Jerry Seinfeld.



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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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