Saturday Night Live

Season 18 Episode 2

Tim Robbins/Sinead O'Connor

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 03, 1992 on NBC
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Tim Robbins/Sinead O'Connor
Live from New York, it's... Dana Carvey! Sketches include "Perot '92," "Caracci's Pizza," "The Founding Fathers," "Sunday Morning Videos," "The Tori Spelling Show," "Larry King Live," "Cooking With Dennis Miller," "The World's Nicest Pimp," "Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley," and "Bob Roberts Book Burning." Sinead O'Connor performed "Success Has Made A Failure of Our Home" and an a cappella version of the Bob Marley song "War" that ends with the infamous destruction of Pope John Paul II's photo.moreless

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • David Spade: Michael Bolton: big star, popular musician... guess what? You're bald, and we all know it. I don't care how long you grow your hair in the back, we all know what's happening on top! I know you sold nine million albums, but guess what? I don't know anybody that has one!

      • David Spade: Madonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kevin Costner. All the people who will still have a career next year, take one step forward. Not so fast, Billy Ray!

      • David Spade: Madonna's got a new sex book coming out, where she's naked. It sells for $50. Guess what? I already saw you in Penthouse for $5 - good luck!

      • Sinead O'Connor: (as she rips the picture of Pope John Paul II) Fight the real enemy!

    • NOTES (6)

      • The reruns on NBC and syndication (if and when, which is rare) either end the performance of the second song before the picture is ripped (which is the version that played on Comedy Central) or replace it with a dress rehearsal where Sinead O'Connor holds up a picture of a starving child, then walks off the stage (which played on NBC).

      • This is the last episode featuring Dana Carvey's Dennis Miller impersonation.

      • Sinead O'Connor tearing up a picture of the Pope during her second performance of the evening was named #93 on TV Guide / TV Land's "100 Most Memorable TV Moments" in December 2004 and #67 on "E! 101 Shocking Moments in Entertainment" in September 2003.

      • During the goodnights, Tim Robbins does not thank Sinéad O'Connor.

      • This is the first episode featuring the segment "The Hollywood Minute with David Spade" on Weekend Update.

      • Sinead O'Connor's on-camera protest prompted over 6,000 calls of viewer complaints. In a wise move, director Dave Wilson did not turn on the applause sign after her performance.

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