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  Season 34: Episode 16








08p: Alec Baldwin / Jonas Brothers

Vincent Price's Valentine's Day Special

Vincent Price.....Bill Hader
Richard Burton.....Alec Baldwin
Carol Channing.....Kristen Wiig
Liberace.....Fred Armisen
Elizabeth Taylor.....Casey Wilson

[ open on TV Land splash screen ]

Announcer: You're watching TV Land, which means you've liked the same stuff for forty years. Hey! Good for you! Up next: "Vincent Price's Valentine's Day Special".

[ dissolve to Price black-and-white set ]

[ Price cackles with laughter as he appears from behind a revolving wall ]

Vincent Price: Valentine's Day! That special day when the pulse quickens --

[ the wall continues to revolve back into the opposite room ]

Vincent Price: Wait!! Wait!! Wait a minute!! Go back the other way!

[ the wall reverses its track and holds still in the appropriate spot ]

Vincent Price: Valentine's Day! That special day when the pulse quickens --

[ the wall again begins to revolve back into the opposite room ]

Vincent Price: Stop! You're doing it again! No! Go to the package!!

[ cut to title splash screen ]

Announcer: And now, Colgate Presents: Vincent Price's Valentine's Day Special! Please welcome your host -- Lord of the Shadow, Vincent Price!

[ dissolve back to Price, rubbing the cobwebs off his smoking jacket ]

Vincent Price: Good evening. For 364 days out of the year, the sight of a diapered baby-man with a bow and arrow would be cause for alarm! But, today, 'tis cause for celebration! So, tonight, we have decided to invite our favorite couples over to exchange valentines -- and teach us the true meaning of love! First, let's welcome Tinseltown's favorite lovers: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton!!

[ Richard Burton enters the room, alone ]

Richard Burton: Where do you keep your Scotch, Price? I ran out on the drive over.

Vincent Price: Oh. Oh, Richard, where's Elizabeth?

Richard Burton: Oh, she's in the car! We got into a fight! She says I'm unkind. That foul, insolent COW of a woman!!

Vincent Price: Let's just... relax, Richard. The theme of our show, after all, is true love.

Richard Burton: There's nothing more on Earth I love more than that woman. [ a car horn honks ] Dear God, she's discovered the horn! There is only one thing that can cure this rage: where do you keep your meat, Price? I need meats and butters and a basket and a stick, and some twine to affix the basket to the stick!

Vincent Price: [ he chuckles nervously ] Ah ha, alright... Il'l let you know what I find... [ the doorbell rings ] Oh! The door! Not a minute too soon! Joining us now, from the hit Broadway show, "Hello Dolly!" -- the radiant Carol Channing, and her husband Charles!

[ Carol Channing saunters into the room, alone ]

Carol Channing: Raaaaaspberries!

Vincent Price: Well... hello, Carol. Where's Charles, your valentine?

Carol Channing: Oh, deeear! I thought you said to bring the Ballantine! [ she holds up a bottle ]

Richard Burton: Please... and thank you! [ he grabs the bottle and walks off ]

Vincent Price: Al-right... [ Channing holds her pose to the camera and saunters off ] Okay. Alright, well, we're 0 for 2 on couples, but fortunately we're going to be treated to some romantic music -- with LIBERACE and his FEMALE COMPANION!!

[ cut to Liberace pounding the piano keys with a wide smile ]

Liberace: Well, hello, Mister! And hello, young lovers!

Vincent Price: Liberace, where's your date?

Liberace: Well, the fleet shipped out yesterday! [ he laughs ]

Vincent Price: You know, a scret isn't a secret when you make no effort to HIDE IT! Well, just because it's Valentine's Day doesn't mean we can't... get a bit spooky. Oh, Carol?

Carol Channing: Ye-e-esss, Vincent?

Vincent Price: [ he steps closer and clutches a box of chocolates on a buffet table ] I was wondering if you would like some... chocolates?

Carol Channing: Oo-ooh, thank you, Vincent!

Vincent Price: I just hope things don't get out of... hand!

[ Price lifts the lid off the box, to no effect until an arm rises from a hole at the other end of the table ]

Vincent Price: [ he shrugs and replaces the lid ] Great. Alright, Tina, did somebody move this box?!

Richard Burton: [ stepping forward ] Uh, Vincent -- do you mind if I take two chocolates? [ a car horn sounds ] Uh, four chocolates. [ a car horn sounds ] Uh -- all the chocolates. [ he grabs the box ]

Vincent Price: Go for it.

[ Burton stands by the open front door ]

Richard Burton: HERE!! [ he throws the box out the door ] Feed! Graze! Does this placate you, you wolvereine?! [ a car horn sounds ]

Vincent Price: Will you shut that woman UP?!!

Richard Burton: That woman is an angel! And don't you ever forget it!

[ cut to Channing, leaning over the buffet table carressing the mysterious hand ]

Carol Channing: Vincent! Me and the hand have hit it off! We're in lo-ovvve!

Vincent Price: Seriously, Carol? What's so great about a strange hand sticking through a hole?

Liberace: Plenty! [ he laughs ]

Vincent Price: WATCH IT, LIBERACE!! You're not at home. [ he composes himself ] Now, to conclude our show, I will serenade our... lovers. [ the lights dim, as Liberace tinkles the keys ] "My funny Valentine..."

[ as Price sings, Elizabeth Taylor storms into the scene and initiates a physical squabble with Burton, which quickly turns into a make-out session, the likes of which delight Liberace as they lean against the piano keys and interrupt Price ]

Vincent Price: Whoa, hey! Whoa, hey! Guys! What's going on here?! What are you doing?!

Richard Burton: Oh, I'm sorry. Is there someone here who doesn't like watching a man and woman make love?

[ Liberace raises his hand and smiles ]

Vincent Price: Why can't you two just behave, like Carol?!

[ cut to Channing sitting atop the buffet table, enjoying the musterious hand beneath ]

Vincent Price: Carol! Where's the hand?

Carol Channing: I'll never tell!

Vincent Price: Great. Just... great. Let's wrap it up! [ poetically ] Lovers of the night, fear not the racing of your hearts! You may just be... in love! Hapy Valentine's Day, everybody!

[ Price stands before the revolving wall and pulls from a cord, to no avail ]

Vincent Price: How long do I have to tug on this thing before something happens?

[ Liberace steps forward with a smile ]

Vincent Price: Don't say anything, Liberace!!

[ cut to title splash screen ]

Announcer: This has been Vincent Price's Valentine's Day Special! Thanks for watching!

[ fade ]


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