Saturday Night Live: Season 18, Episode 2

Tim Robbins/Sinéad O'Connor (3 Oct. 1992)

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Tim Robbins is the host and Sinead O'Connor is the musical guest (her second appearance). The cold opening is a spoof of Ross Perot's 1992 "United We Stand, America" campaign. Tim Robbins ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Jack Handey ...
Himself (voice)
Himself / Benjamin Franklin / Nick Bakay Announcer
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Himself - Announcer (voice)
Lenny Pickett ...
Himself - Saxophonist
Himself - Host
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Tim Robbins is the host and Sinead O'Connor is the musical guest (her second appearance). The cold opening is a spoof of Ross Perot's 1992 "United We Stand, America" campaign. Tim Robbins delivers a monologue critical of General Electric, the parent company of NBC. Caracci's Pizza promises absurd and questionable discounts on their TV commercials. The Founding Fathers face a contemporary style press conference. Jack Handey's latest deep thoughts are on a movie about a brain damaged scientist. Dennis Miller (actually Dana Carvey) hosts a cooking show riddled with political commentary on "Cooking With Dennis Miller." TV commercial for yogurt substitute "That's Not Yogurt." Sunday Morning Videos, hosted by Reverend Owen E. Veneble (Robbins). Weekend Update with Kevin Nealon contains another installment of The Hollywood Minute with David Spade. Bob Roberts and other young campers sing songs and burn books by the campfire. Larry King interviews former Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Ross Perot.... Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Musical guest Sinéad O'Connor caused a huge international stir when, after singing an a capella version of Bob Marley's War, she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II and shouted, "Fight the real enemy!". The audience sat in stunned silence, and in the control room Lorne Michaels ordered that the "Applause" sign NOT be turned on. The incident prompted over 6,000 viewer complaints. The following week (10 October 1992), host Joe Pesci held up the restored photo during his opening monologue. In the repeats of the infamous episode, O'Connor's performance of "War" has been replaced with the dress rehearsal version in which she held up a picture of a little girl, then smiled and bowed after finishing the song. Numerous times after this fiasco, the Saturday Night Live cast would pay mocking tribute to O'Conner by having cast member Jan Hooks play O'Conner, and other characters trying to lighten her up. See more »


Edited into SNL: 25 Years of Music (1999) See more »


Performed by Sinéad O'Connor
Written by Bob Marley
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