Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 5
Robert Klein & The SNL Band perform “I Can’t Stop My Leg”
Written by: Robert Klein, Howard Shore, Paul Shaffer
[ 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.”
“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.
“There it goes again!
There, there it goes again!
There, there, there it goes
There it goes again..!”