SNL Transcripts: Jesse Jackson: 10/20/84

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October 20th, 1984

Jesse Jackson

Andrae Crouch

Wintley Phipps


  • Godfather Sammy

    Recurring Characters: Sammy Davis, Jr.

  • Jesse Jackson’s Monologue

  • You Know What I Hate?

    Recurring Characters: Willie, Frankie.

  • The Question is Moot!

  • Refrigerator Magnets

  • Just Kidding!

  • Ed Grimley

    Recurring Characters: Ed Grimley.

  • Tippi Turtle

  • Wrong Voice, Right Face

  • Control Room

  • Saturday Night News with Jesse Jackson

  • Andrae Crouch performs “Right Now”

  • Jesse’s Love Jones

  • Rich Hall’s Election Report

  • Soap Opera Digest Awards

    Recurring Characters: Mr. Blackwell.

  • Not in the Rainbow Coalition

  • Wintley Phipps performs “Tell Me Again”

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  • Refrigerator Magnets

    Refrigerator Magnets

    Mother…..Mary Gross
    Doctor…..Rich Hall

    [ open on Mother in the kitchen, as little Billy approaches ]

    Mother V/O: I’ll never forget the day little Billy came home with stomach pains..

    Billy: Mommy..? I have a stomachache..

    Mother V/O: At first, nothing seemed unusual – he wasn’t running a temperature. But then I noticed an unusual accumulation of metal objects around Billy’s midsection. That’s when I realized little Billy had been eating.. refrigerator magnets.

    [ show Billy being wheeled into the hospital, as a Doctor approaches the camera ]

    Doctor: You know, every seven minutes a child is wheeled into the hospital after eating too many refrigerator magnets – those little doodads that resemble cookies and candies and fruits. Sometimes Junior can’t tell them from the real thing. The results.. [ pulls a license plate loose from Billy’s stomach ] ..can be tragic.

    [ show Billy on the operating table, as the magnet in his stomach pulls some sharp medical tools toward his abdomen ]

    Doctor V/O: Last year, surgeons performed over 9,000 emergency magnectomies. This year, the rate will be even higher.

    Doctor: Now, if you suspect that your child is eating magnets, look for these warning signs:

    A. Mild stomach pains.

    B. An annoying tendancy to point to the north.

    C. An unusual attraction to large metal objects.

    [ Billy is pulled onto the side of a large rental truck ]

    Put magnets behind the fridge, where kids can’t reach them.

    Announcer: [ over SUPER ] This message has been brought to you by the REFRIGERATOR MAGNET SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD.

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