SNL Transcripts: Cuba Gooding, Jr.: 05/08/99


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 24: Episode 18

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


May 8th, 1999

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Ricky Martin


Monica Lewinsky

Tina Fey

John Goodman

Lorne Michaels
Clinton’s DreamSummary: Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) imagines his post-presidential life with his second wife, Monica Lewinsky.

Recurring Characters: President Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, Betty Currie.

Note: During the live show, the dog runs off the set before President Clinton can pet him.


Cuba Goodinght, Jr.’s MonologueSummary: The audience waits on pins and needles for Cuba Gooding Jr. to say his signature catch phrase, “Show me the money!”


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Improvised Bible MiniseriesSummary: In a bold creative move, a TV-movie director (Chris Parnell) asks his actors (Cuba Gooding Jr., Will Ferrell) to improvise the dialogue for a Bible-based miniseries.


Looking for Monica ISummary: Barbara Walters (Cheri Oteri) scours the halls of Studio 8-H in search of Monica Lewinsky.

Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters.


Pretty LivingRecurring Characters: Gayle Gleason, Helen Madden.

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The Ladies ManSummary: Ladies Man Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) welcomes Monica Lewinsky to the show.

Recurring Characters: Leon Phelps.


TV FunhouseSummary: Set in high school, “AmbiguoBoys” serves as prequel to the adventures of the Ambiguously Gay Duo.

Looking for Monica IIRecurring Characters: Barbara Walters.


Ricky Martin performs “Livin’ La Vida Loca”

Weekend Update with Colin QuinnRecurring Characters: Jesse Jackson.


Cuba Loves MangoSummary: Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s obsession with Mango (Chris Kattan) leads to the discovery that the flamboyant enigma has a wife (Molly Shannon) and family.

Recurring Characters: Mango.

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Martha Stewart LivingRecurring Characters: Martha Stewart.

Looking for Monica IIIRecurring Characters: Barbara Walters.


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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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