SNL Transcripts: Lena Dunham: 03/08/14: Ooh Child

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  Season 39: Episode 15










13o: Lena Dunham / The National

Ooh Child

Mike…..Taran Killam
Guy…..Kenan Thompson
Driver…..Cecily Strong
Girl…..Lena Dunham
Hostage…..Brooks Wheelan

[ open on four people sitting in a car ]

Mike: You know… maybe we should —

Guy: Come on, Mike, not now.

[ Mike punches a few buttons on a console iPhone to cue up “Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps as they drive off ]

Driver: [ singing ]“Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter.”

[ she points to Mike ]

Mike: [ singing ]“Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter.”

[ Guy taps Mike’s shoulder so he can go next ]

Guy: [ singing ]“Some day, yeah
We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done!”

[ Girl goes next ]

Girl: [ singing ]“Some day –“

GPS: In 25 miles, turn Left on North Cabbot Street.

Girl: [ singing ]” — When your head is much lighter.”

Driver: [ singing ]“Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.”

MIke: [ singing ]“Some day
When the world is much brighter.”

Girl: [ singing ]“Ooh-oo child –“

GPS: Turn right onto Interstate 90, and watch the signs when entering Hudson Park North.

Girl: [ singing ]“– Things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child –“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: [ singing ]“– be brighter.”

Guy: [ singing ]“Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun!”

Girl: [ singing ]“Some day –“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: It just seems like every time I start to sing —

Mike, Driver, Guy: [ singing ]“Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.
Some day
When the world is much brighter!!”

Girl: [ relunctantly ] “Ooh-oo child –“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: “Oo –“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: “Gon–“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: “Get –“

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: “–errr.”

[ the GPS interrupts her again with further instructions ]

Girl: I think we know where we’re supposed to go!

All: [ singing ]“Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter
Right nowwwwww, right nowwwwww!!”

GPS: You have reached your destination.

[ they stop the car ]

Driver: Well, we’re here.

[ suddenly, a bound and gagged man lifts his head from the backseat, screaming through his duct-taped mouth ]

Girl: Shut up! [ she smacks him ]

Driver: If a COURT won’t convict you, WE will!!

Mike: I’ll go dig a hole.

[ cut to title card ] [ 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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