SNL: S17E14... HOST: ROSEANNE & TOM ARNOLD... DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 1992

SNL: S17E14... HOST: ROSEANNE & TOM ARNOLD... DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 1992

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with A Message From The President Of The United States where Dana Carvey as George Bush Sr. addressed the country for the first time since officially winning the nomination for his attempt at a second term. He also acknowledged that it was close enough to him to get the message that the people were pissed which made him a little nervous as he built up to the announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. Roseanne and Tom Arnold then officially opened the show with a bit of a stand-up routine where they joked about themselves and their relationships both past and present while expressing concerns that they may be to the point where they are overexposed. Worried that they have nothing new to share, Tom nervously started to make-up new rumors in an effort to please the audience. 
  3. Dick Clark's Receptionist returned with David Spade as the late producer's office gatekeeper who is too hip to recognize even the most famous appointments who dropped in, including "Our Savior, Jesus." Being that this was the period where Roseanne was going through her super diva phase her angry reaction felt like it came from experience.
  4. Coffee Talk then returned once again with Linda Richman sitting in for Paul Baldwin and Roseanne and Madonna playing her special guest for the night to talk coffee and movies in their over the top New York accents. This sketch ended with a special visit from Barbara Streisand which was a legitimate surprise to the cast. 
  5. Tall Tales of the Recession was a western-style sketch with Dana Carvey as Dollar Bill who shared a tale of two CEOs who had a layoff competition that's to a piece of regulation that turned hiring practices into the Wild Wild West where these executives could do whatever they wanted.
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers then took to the stage to perform Stone Cold Bush.
  7. Once again, Kevin Nealon gave us the news. This week, Dana Carvey dropped by as his Grumpy Old Man character to bitch about the Winter Olympics while he shared the horrible hurdles of winter sports from back when he was a kid while reassuring that the actually "LIKED IT."
  8. Delta Delta Delta also returned for another installment of the female cast playing sorority girls that mainly made fun of youth culture from the time while Roseanne played the first ever sorority girl to be accepted from night school as a way to explain their age gap.
  9. A Star Is Born was a parody of a biopic about Tom Arnold's life and how he was absolutely nothing without Roseanne only to become the most famous mooch of all times while it also shared how he went from Thomas to Tom. 
  10. Daily Affirmation also returned with Stuart Smalley who introduced us to Roseanne and Tom who played his sister and her ex-husband who was now a deadbeat dad and the three aired out some family laundry that got crazier and crazier the more that we learned. At one point Stuart offers Roseanne a healing technique while he tried to get her to take her aggressions out by hitting a pillow with a foam rubber bat only to end up getting violently assaulted by Tom Arnold instead due to all the pent-up anger.  
  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers then took to the stage to perform Under The Bridge.
  12. When then got a Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey where Jack shared his views on why a shark riding an elephant is the most dangerous animal on the planet.
  13. Finally, Roseanne and Tom Arnold closed the show by thanking the audience and saying their goodnights.
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