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  Season 2: Episode 5

76e: Steve Martin / Kinky Friedman


.....Steve Martin

[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.]

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