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  Season 3: Episode 5

77e: Ray Charles


... Ray Charles

[Home Base. Ray Charles seated at the grand piano surrounded by the cast, the Raylettes, and original members of his band.]

Ray Charles: You know, I - I - I'm so glad. I-- They - They just told me that - that, uh, we've got a whole minute left, you know. That's - That's highly unusual for this show. But, this is straight ahead. Before we - we get too lost here, everybody that's around me, I really want to say, uh, truly, uh, thanks to all of you, people. And, uh - and, uh - would you all just say a nice, uh, "thank you and good night" and then what I want to do is - is just sort of, uh, get into, uh-- C-Can we just close with a - with a little somethin' a little more lively than the band and just let them sort of follow us, like, uh... [plays a funky uptempo rhythm on the piano and scats along, soon the band joins in and everyone claps to the beat, credits roll - Brother Ray sings:] Here on Saturday night, Saturday night ...

Don Pardo V/O: Mr. Mike is played by Michael O'Donoghue. Next Saturday night, our host will be Buck Henry with musical guest Leon Redbone and the five finalists in the "Anyone Can Host" contest. Boy, I hope they don't have an "Anyone Can Announce" contest. Nah! They wouldn't do that to me. This is Don Pardo saying good night ... anyone!

Ray Charles: [sings]
Wanna have a little fun, y'all
On Saturday night
That's where it all begun, y'all
On Saturday night
Tell me! Whatcha gonna do ...?

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