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  Season 39: Episode 15












13o: Lena Dunham / The National

Ooh Child

Mike.....Taran Killam
Guy.....Kenan Thompson
Driver.....Cecily Strong
Girl.....Lena Dunham
Hostage.....Brooks Wheelan

[ open on four people sitting in a car ]

Mike: You know... maybe we should --

Guy: Come on, Mike, not now.

[ Mike punches a few buttons on a console iPhone to cue up "Ooh Child" by The Five Stairsteps as they drive off ]

Driver: [ singing ]
"Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter."

[ she points to Mike ]

Mike: [ singing ]
"Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter."

[ Guy taps Mike's shoulder so he can go next ]

Guy: [ singing ]
"Some day, yeah
We'll get it together and we'll get it all done!"

[ Girl goes next ]

Girl: [ singing ]
"Some day --"

GPS: In 25 miles, turn Left on North Cabbot Street.

Girl: [ singing ]
" -- When your head is much lighter."

Driver: [ singing ]
"Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun."

MIke: [ singing ]
"Some day
When the world is much brighter."

Girl: [ singing ]
"Ooh-oo child --"

GPS: Turn right onto Interstate 90, and watch the signs when entering Hudson Park North.

Girl: [ singing ]
"-- Things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child --"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: [ singing ]
"-- be brighter."

Guy: [ singing ]
"Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun!"

Girl: [ singing ]
"Some day --"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: It just seems like every time I start to sing --

Mike, Driver, Guy: [ singing ]
"Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.
Some day
When the world is much brighter!!"

Girl: [ relunctantly ] "Ooh-oo child --"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: "Oo --"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: "Gon--"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: "Get --"

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: "--errr."

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: I think we know where we're supposed to go!

All: [ singing ]
"Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter
Right nowwwwww, right nowwwwww!!"

GPS: You have reached your destination.

[ they stop the car ]

Driver: Well, we're here.

[ suddenly, a bound and gagged man lifts his head from the backseat, screaming through his duct-taped mouth ]

Girl: Shut up! [ she smacks him ]

Driver: If a COURT won't convict you, WE will!!

Mike: I'll go dig a hole.

[ cut to title card ]

[ fade ]


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