SNL Transcripts: Cuba Gooding Jr.: 05/08/99: Lotto II

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 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 24: Episode 18


98r: Cuba Gooding Jr. / Ricky Martin

Lotto II

Black Man…..Tracy Morgan
Country Man…..Chris Kattan
Gas Station Attendant…..Horatio Sanz

[fade up to a black man]

Black man: The odds was against me.

[cut to a gas station attendant]

Gas station attendant: “Why don’t you give up?” they said.

[cut to a country man]

Country man: “People like you are just wasting your time.”

[cut to a middle-aged woman talking; moderately soft piano music plays throughout the rest of the commercial]

Announcer: All across America, people like these are [cut to a Native American man talking] proving the experts wrong. Believing in themselves and beating the odds. [dissolve to Lotto logo] Lotto.

[cut to an Asian woman]

Asian woman: I didn’t give up. [fade up caption “$50 Winner”]

[cut to country man]

Country man: I didn’t give up. [fade up caption “Won Extra Play”]

[cut to gas station attendant]

Gas station attendant: I didn’t give up. [fade up caption “$75 Winner,” then fade up “Shared with four co-workers” underneath]

[cut to Native American man]

Native American man: I didn’t give up. [dissolve to wider shot of Native American man with the other five people behind him; fade up caption “$11 Million Jackpot,” then fade up “Missed by only two digits” underneath]

[cut to Lotto logo]

Announcer: Lotto.

[cut to black man]

Black man: Don’t ever let them tell you you can’t make it. [fade up caption “Non-Winner”]

[fade to black]

Submitted by: Gregory Larson

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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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