Saturday Night Live

Season 22 Episode 10

Kevin Spacey/Beck

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 11, 1997 on NBC
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Kevin Spacey/Beck
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Live from New York, it's... John Cleese and Michael Palin! Sketches include "New Television Rating System," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Marijuana Doctor," "Star Wars 20th Anniversary," "Janet Reno's Dance Party," "Mr. Peepers," "The Joe Pesci Show," "The Dead Parrot Sketch," and "The Atteburys' Alarm System." Beck performs "Where It's At" and Devil's Haircut."moreless

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  • Kevin Spacey/Beck

    7.9
    Way before Kevin Spacey hosted this year to promote "Superman Returns," he did a bunch of movies around this time, including "The Usual Suspects" (directed by "SR" director Bryan Singer). His first hosting gig of "SNL" was nothing short of promising. He played it straight as William Hurt during the David Letterman sketch, but further showed his comic prowess when playing Christopher Walken and geezer duo Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau (the latter he cusses alot, but it was funny!) during the "Star Wars 20th Anniversary" sketch, and joined in the rowdy antics as Al Pacino in "The Joe Pesci Show," and Rodney Dangerfield (Darrell Hammond) appears as well. Too bad he didn't display that many impressions this season (a dress rehearsal sketch - the Vincent Price Mother's Day Special - promised that Kevin would return as Jack Lemmon, but why wouldn't Lorne share that with us?).moreless
John Cleese

John Cleese

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

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Michael Palin

Michael Palin

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Beck

Beck

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Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mrs. Attebury: Yes, you do, don't you remember it was that silent auction for the symphony, or what have you, and - he doesn't know! Anyway, apparently, Doug Wadsworth came downstairs to go to work, goes to his car, and there are four tickets to Sunday's Redskins game tied to the windshield, he had absolutely no idea how they got there, I mean can you believe it, isn't that bizarre?
      Technician: [ tolerating her so far ] Wow, that's really strange!
      Mrs. Attebury: Isn't that the most wonderful, I thought it was so strange, he couldn't decide whether or not this was some sort of manna from heaven, you know, maybe some kind of promotion or something! At any rate, apparently, come Sunday, they all trundle off to the game, have a wonderful time, come home, and sure enough these supposed generous ticket givers have cleaned out the place, I mean isn't that just the most awful, awful, wonderful, wonderful story you ever heard, I just love that, absolutely fabulous, you can't make this kind of stuff up, you just absolutely can't, I love it!
      Technician: [ desperately trying to get out of the conversation ] Well, if you want me to get this done today, I'm gonna have to get going..
      Mrs. Attebury: Oh, absolutely, God, I'm so paranoid!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: "Late Show with David Letterman," "Marijuana Prescriptions," "Janet Reno's Dance Party," "TV Funhouse: X-Presidents," and Beck's performance of "Devil's Haircut."

    • The cold opening where John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Lorne Michaels explain the new TV rating system, two clips from Season 20 sketches are shown: (1) the "Rookie Cop" sketch where a dead body sets off a string of vomiting (from the Alec Baldwin/Beastie Boys episode), and (2) The infamous "Juggernaut Force" sketch where Chris Farley's pants fall down (from the Deion Sanders/Bon Jovi episode).

    • This is Beck's first appearance as musical guest. He has gone on to serve as musical guest every time he has a new album out.

    • This is Molly Shannon's favorite episode.

    • John Cleese and Michael Palin guest star to reprise their famous dead parrot sketch from "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

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