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  Season 2: Episode 11

76k: Ralph Nader / George Benson


... Ralph Nader and cast

[Ralph Nader stands at home base, flanked by Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner. Jane Curtin and Bill Murray are visible in the background.]

Ralph Nader: Well, it's been a fun evening. Not an easy evening. Uh, biting humor. [suddenly laughs maniacally, to the amusement of the cast] Take that, Tom Snyder! And thank you all very much! Good sport! Thank you for the cast.

Laraine Newman: [waves into camera] Good night, John!

Gilda Radner: Good night, John!

Ralph Nader: [waves into camera] John Belushi, get well!

Gilda Radner: Yeah!

Ralph Nader: Don't defy the laws of gravity!

[We pull back some more to reveal that the five are flanked by Garrett Morris who is eating peanuts and musical guest George Benson.]

Garrett Morris: Break a leg, John!

Ralph Nader: [picks up cardboard box of peanuts and starts tossing them in the air] Have some peanuts!

Gilda Radner: Good night, everybody!

Ralph Nader: Peanuts! Peanuts!

[The closing theme kicks in. The cast throws peanuts into the crowd. George Benson, all but ignored, waves. The camera pulls back and away to reveal the applauding audience.]

Don Pardo V/O: Joining tonight's cast was Bill Murray. Next Saturday Night, our host will be Ruth Gordon with musical guest Chuck Berry. This is your old consumer, Don Pardo -- I don't care what Ralph Nader says -- on the way home, I'm gonna consume a hot dog! I love rodent hairs! Good night.

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