Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 6
Beethoven’s Wife…Gilda Radner
Frieda: I brought your husband’s dinner, Mrs. Beethoven.
Beethoven’s Wife: Oh, Frieda, I’m so worried about him. He’s been working so hard. He hasn’t eaten for days. Look, he hasn’t even touched his breakfast. [Beethoven resumes playing] Ludwig, you must eat. [She taps Beethoven on the cheek]
Beethoven: [Stops playing and turns to wife] Good morning! Nice to see you! [Resumes playing]
Beethoven’s Wife and Frieda: [Putting their hands to their cheeks] Ugh! [Both exit. SFX: Door closing] [After the door closes, Beethoven pauses for a second, then begins playing much brighter notes. He listens to his playing for a moment, then nods his head to indicate he likes what he hears. He suddenly begins playing “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree.”] [Applause and fade]
Submitted by: John Ravetti