SNL Transcripts: Candice Bergen: 11/08/75: Esther Phillips performs “What a Difference a Day Makes”

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 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 1: Episode 4



75d: Candice Bergen / Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips performs “What a Difference a Day Makes”

from the album: What A Diff’rence A Day Makes (1975)

…..Candice Bergen
…..Esther Phillips

[ Candice Bergen stands next to Esther Phillips ]

Candice Bergen: Ladies and gentlemen, this is someone I wanted very much to have on the show – Miss Esther Phillips.

[ audience applauds ]

Now, Esther – one of us is going to sing “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Since you know the words, probably you should do it.

Esther Phillips: No, I think you should.

[ the band begins to play, as Candice develops a look of horror on her face and ducks off the stage ]

Candice Bergen: Bye, Esther!

Esther Phillips:
“What a diff’rence a day made
twenty four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
where there used to be rain.

My yesterday was blue, dear
today I’m part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
since you said you were mine.

What a diff’rence a day makes
there’s a rainbow before me
Skies above can’t be stormy
since that moment of bliss;
That thrilling kiss.

It’s heaven when you
find romance on your menu.
What a diff’rence a day makes
and the diff’rence is you.

[ sax solo ]

“What a diff’rence a day made
twenty four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
where there used to be rain.

My yesterday was blue, dear
today I’m part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
since you said you were mine.

What a diff’rence a day makes
there’s a rainbow before me
Skies above can’t be stormy
since that moment of bliss;
That thrilling kiss.

It’s heaven when you
find romance on your menu.
What a diff’rence a day makes
and the diff’rence is you.

I said the diff’rence is you.
I said the diff’rence is you.
You, you, you, you, you, you, you, you
What a difference
I said the diff’rence is you.
What a difference a day makes
I said the diff’rence is you.”

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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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