Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 16: 1990-1991
A. Whitney Brown
Tim Meadows (first: 02/09/91)
Adam Sandler (first: 02/09/91)
09/29/90: Kyle McLachlan / Sinead O’Connor
10/06/90: Susan Lucci / Hothouse Flowers
10/20/90: George Steinbrenner / The Time
10/27/90: Patrick Swayze / Mariah Carey
11/10/90: Jimmy Smits / World Party
11/17/90: Dennis Hopper / Paul Simon
12/01/90: John Goodman / Faith No More
12/08/90: Tom Hanks / Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
12/15/90: Dennis Quaid / The Neville Brothers
01/12/91: Joe Mantegna / Vanilla Ice
02/09/91: Kevin Bacon / INXS
02/16/91: Roseanne Barr / Deee-Lite with Bootsy Collins & The Rubber Band
02/23/91: Alec Baldwin / Whitney Houston
03/16/91: Michael J. Fox / Black Crowes
03/23/91: Jeremy Irons / Fishbone
04/13/91: Catherine O’Hara / R.E.M.
04/20/91: Steven Seagal / Michael Bolton
05/11/91: Delta Burke / Chris Isaak
05/18/91: George Wendt / Elvis Costello
SummaryWhy take chances?
Producer Lorne Michaels had played the game before – cast members perform on “Saturday Night Live” for a few seasons, then leave the show to pursue careers in Hollywood or other walks of entertainment. Chevy Chase left in 1976; Aykroyd and Belushi left in 1979; even Eddie Murphy (though not under Lorne’s reign) left in 1984.
It had been five full seasons since Lorne Michaels returned to “Saturday Night Live”, and there was danger of his current cast following the dreams of his original cast – in fact, Jon Lovitz and Nora Dunn didn’t return this season, so it was time for Lorne to think about discovering new talent for the show. Instead of finding himself stuck at the last minute, Lorne decided to overpopulate the cast, as a precaution. Along with the returning familiar faces of Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson, Dennis Miller, Mike Myers and Kevin Nealon, Lorne brought in new talent Chris Farley and Chris Rock, as well as aspiring performers below them such as David Spade, Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney. If any of the remaining longtime veterans left the show, there would be plenty of performers available to take their places.
The end result? A comedy explosion, exposing “Saturday Night Live” to some of its wildest, funniest and most unforgettable moments ever.
September 29th, 1990
Sinead O’Connor, “Three Babies”
A Message From Iraq
Recurring Characters: President George Bush.
Kyle McLachlan’s Monologue
Bad Idea Jeans
Recurring Characters: Dieter.
Sinead O’Connor performs “Three Babies”
Weekend Update with Dennis Miller
All Things Scottish
Recurring Characters: Stuart Rankin.
Sinead O’Connor performs “The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance”
Frank Sinatra & George Michael
Recurring Characters: Frank Sinatra, George Michael.
Lonesome Cowboys II