SNL Transcripts: Lindsay Lohan: 03/04/12: Rude Buddha!


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 37: Episode 16

11p: Lindsay Lohan / Jack White

Rude Buddha!

Buddha…..Andy Samberg
Scribe…..Fred Armisen
Karen…..Nasim Pedrad
First Disciple…..Bill Hader
Second Disciple…..Vanessa Bayer
Third Disciple…..Bobby Moynihan
Fourth Disciple…..Lindsay Lohan

Annuncer: [ over SCROLL ] “Over two-thousand years ago, a man known as Buddha attained enlightenment while sitting beneath a banyan tree. He became a teacher and spiritual guide. Yet for all his wisdom, the Buddha had another side, a side seen only by his closest disciples. These are the tales of… Rude Buddha.”

Jingle: [ over slides of buddha making fun of his followers ] “Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha!”

[ dissolve to Buddha sitting peacefully on a rock, with Karen and a Scribe by his side ]

Buddha: Who seeks the consel of the Buddha?

First Disciple: Great Buddha… my mind is always racing. How can I find enlightenment, if I cannot find a moment’s peace?

Buddha: “A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.”

First Disciple: So I should accept things as they are?

Buddha: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

First Disciple: Thank you, Buddha. [ he exits ]

Buddha: Annnnnd… that guy’s single steps should be off a CLIFF! ] his Scribe laughs ] “Um, Buddha, should I accept things as they are?” [ he laughs ] “Uh, no… you should accept that you’re never getting LAID!” [ he laughs ] Oh! Here comes another one. Be cool… be cool.

[ Second Disciple comes forward ]

Second Disciple: Buddha… my husband’s mother makes me so tense. I’m unable to live in the moment.

Buddha: “There is no one path to enlightenment; a jug fills drop by drop.”

Second Disciple: Thank you, Buddha! [ she exits ]

Buddha: Uh… yeah, speaking of jugs! [ he laughs ] Did you guys see the RACK on her! [ his Scribe laughs along] I think my little Buddha just obtained FULL conciousness! Yeah! Buddha like-a the boob-a! [ his Scribe laughs ] Yeah, this guy knows what I’m talking about! Oh, here comes another guy, I’m totally gonna mess with him!

[ Third Disciple comes forward ]

Third Disciple: Buddha, my work consumes me. Even when I am with my family, I think about my crops.

Buddha: “You take the good… you take the bad… you take them both… and then you have… The Facts of Life.”

Third Disciple: [ nodding ] The facts of life. [ he exits ]

Buddha: [ he laughs] I just completely ripped that! Uh, P.S.: Did you guys get a whiff of his breath? He could use an enlighten-mint! [ he laughs ] Did you write that down?

Scribe: Yeah, I got it. [ he laughs ]

Buddha: Man! These people are MORONS! Right, Karen? [ Karen remains mute ] Oh, yeah! She is… just… totally checked out! [ he looks up ] Oh! Hottie alert! Act wise!

[ Fourth Disciple comes forward ]

Fourth Disciple: Great Buddha… I feel that my meditation is not working. Is there any way you can help me reach nirvana?

Buddha: [ he tries to maintain his composure ] Yes, my child. I can show you then Zen way. Come back tonight, say… elevenish, and we will… “meditate”.

Fourth Disciple: And we will reach enlightenment together?

Buddha: Uh — well, I’m definitely gonna get there! [ he laughs ] You might have to work a little overtime!

Fourth Disciple: Thank you, Buddha… I guess. [ she exits ]

Buddha: Oh, I’ll show her the Zen way. First, I take her home; Zen, I take her clothes off. [ he laughs ] I hope she’s not Jewish, ’cause she’s as good as PORKED! [ he laughs ] Yeah! If my tree falls in her forest, you better believe the neighbors are gonna hear it! Right, Karen? [ he laughs ] [ the last two disciples re-appear ]

Fourth Disciple: Buddha! We’ve been hearing everything you’ve been saying! How can you treat your disciples this way?!

Third Disciple: Yeah, what’s with you?!

Buddha: My apologies to both of you. Come closer. [ Third Disciple kneels before Buddha ] What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Third Disciple: I… I don’t know. What is the sound of one–?

[ Buddha bitch-slaps him across the face ] [ cut to opening graphics ]

Jingle: [ over slides of buddha making fun of his followers ] “Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha! Rude Buddha!”

[ fade ]

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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