Saturday Night Live

Season 18 Episode 20

Christina Applegate/Midnight Oil

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 08, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Matt Foley: Now, young man, what do you want to do with your life?
      Brian: I... actually, Matt, I kind of wanna be a writer.
      Matt Foley: Well, la-dee-freakin'-da! We've got ourselves a writer here! (sarcastic, shakes glasses) Hey, Dad, I can't see real good. Is that Bill Shakespeare over there?
      Dad: Well, actually Matt, Ellen and I have encouraged Brian in his writing.
      Matt Foley: Dad, I wish you could just shut your... big... YAPPER!

    • Matt Foley: (runs up the stairs, bouncing back and forth as he talks) Alright, how's everybody? Good! Good! Good! Now, as your father probably told you, my name is Matt Foley, and I am a motivational speaker! Now, let's get started by me giving you a little bit of a scenario of what my life is all about! First off, I am 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river! Now, you kids are probably saying to yourself, "Now, I'm gonna go out, and I'm gonna get the world by the tail, and wrap it around and put it in my pocket!" Well, I'm here to tell you that you're probably gonna find out, as you go out there, that you're not gonna amount to Jack Squat!" You're gonna end up eating a steady diet of government cheese, and living in a van down by the river!

  • Notes

    • The 60-minute edit removes "The Backwards Romance," "Gap Girls," "You Bet Your Life," "Hangin' With MTV," and "Acme Casting Agency." However, the "Hangin' With MTV" segment can be found on The Best of Chris Rock DVD.

    • Christina Applegate was the second cast member from Married With Children to host SNL.

    • Ellen Cleghorne does not appear in this episode.

    • This is the first episode featuring Chris Farley's popular recurring character, Matt Foley.

    • An outtake of Phil Hartman cracking up during the Cher informercial sketch (from the dress rehearsal) is featured on the "SNL: Best of Phil Hartman" DVD.

  • Allusions