SNL Transcripts: Robert Klein: 11/15/75: Robert Klein & The SNL Band perform “I Can’t Stop My Leg”

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  Season 1: Episode 5



75e: Robert Klein / ABBA

Robert Klein & The SNL Band perform “I Can’t Stop My Leg”

Written by: Robert Klein, Howard Shore, Paul Shaffer

…..Robert Klein

[ open on Robert Klein standing on stage before the SNL Band. He’s dressed in jeans, with a red bandana tied around his head. ]

Robert Klein: Give me some blues!

[ the SNL Band plays some blue sounds behind Klein, as he repeatedly raises and stomps his right leg to the beat. He raises a harmonica and maintains a rhythm with the band before singing the solo. ]

Robert Klein: [ singing ]“I can’t stop my leg!
I can’t stop my leg, babe!
I can’t stop my leg!
I can’t stop my leg, pretty babe.”

[ harmonica ]

“Can you stop my leg?”

[ the band strikes a beat, as Klein stills his leg on the stage ]

“My leg stopped!
Woo-hoo, thank the Lord.
I want to thank the Lord for stoppin’ my leg.
Woo-hoo, yeah!”

[ his leg begin stomping again, as the band accompanies the beat ]

“There it goes again!
There, there it goes again!
There, there, there it goes
There it goes again..!”

[ SUPER: “Invisible Japanese Teen-age Albino Bedwetters In Mail-Order Underwear” ] [ 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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