Saturday Night Live

Season 17 Episode 1

Michael Jordan/Public Enemy

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Sep 28, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Michael Jordan: Bob, you don't mind if I say something do you?
      Bob: Course, go ahead.
      Michael Jordan: Well, it's just about the Micheal Jordan foundation.
      Bob: Yeah.
      Michael Jordan: You know, it was established about five years ago by my mother and me.
      Bob: hmmm.
      Michael Jordan: I mean, I'm really proud of it. You know, it was established in the midwest, and I really think it helps alot of... (the superfans become bored and start thinking of things inside their head.)
      Bob: Da bears...da Bears...da Bears!
      Pat: Beears, beears, beears, beears.
      Carl: Daaaa bulls... daaaa bulls... daaa... bears!
      Todd: (with hungry and dry mouth) Polish sausage!... Ditka!... Dit-ka!... sausage!...Bears!

    • Kevin Nealon: The Dead Sea Scrolls, rare documents from Biblical times, have been made public and partially translated. It seems the correct pronunciation after all is "Hey-Zeus", and not "Jesus", as formally thought.

    • (Bob Swerski sees Todd O'Connor doubling over)
      Bob: Is everything okay?
      Todd: No problem, just having a heart attack. (pounds chest) Almost over! Done... done.
      Bob: Very good, very nice recovery. Now, how many heart attacks is that for you Todd?
      Todd: That makes a baker's dozen for me.

  • Notes

    • Before the second musical performance, Public Enemy announces three seconds of silence in memory of Miles Davis, who died that day. The performance is not in the 60-minute edit of the show.

    • Chris Farley, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney are promoted to full cast members.

    • Jesse Jackson reads Green Eggs and Ham as a tribute to children's author Dr. Seuss, who died four days before this episode was first broadcast.

    • Ellen Cleghorne and Sibbhon Fallon joins the cast as featured players on this episode.

    • This is the first episode featuring "Weekend Update with Kevin Nealon."

  • Allusions