76e: Steve Martin / Kinky Friedman
[At home base, Steve Martin faces the camera -- but
the cast members standing with him face the opposite
way, their backs to the audience.]
Steve Martin: Hey, we had a good time tonight! [leads
audience into applause, which drowns out some of his
parting comments - the cast waves and bows in the
wrong direction as the SNL Band plays the closing
theme - pull back to reveal the cast waving to home
base with the audience behind them] Thanks a lot! Next
week, it's Buck Henry and a band. Oh! THE Band.
Take a bow, everybody! I'd like to thank everyone.
We had a wonderful time.
[Cut to another view of the cast (plus writer Michael
O'Donoghue) waving in the wrong direction - eventually
they turn to face the audience - As the credits roll,
announcer Don Pardo has a few final words:]
Don Pardo V/O: Next Saturday night, our host will be
Buck Henry with his musical guest, The Band. While we
have time, try saying my name ten times real fast,
okay? Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don
Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don
Pardo! Very good! This is Ron Darpo saying good night.
[Just before the goodnights end, fellow writer Alan
Zweibel walks over to O'Donoghue, grabs his arm and
climbs up onto home base to join the cast.]