Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 6
Beethoven’s Wife…..Gilda Radner
[Open on Beethoven playing piano. His wife and another woman, Frieda, enter.]
Beethoven’s Wife: Look, Frieda, he hasn’t even touched his food. [Leans in in an attempt to get her husband’s attention] Liebchen, you must be careful. You must eat. YOU MUST EAT! [Taps Beethoven on the cheek]
Beethoven: [Stops playing and turns to wife] Good morning! Nice to see you! [Resumes playing]
Frieda: All he asks for is his snuff box.
Beethoven’s Wife: It’s raining outside, and he doesn’t even know it. [She and Frieda put their hands to their cheeks] Oh! [Both exit]
[Beethoven plays the opening four notes to his Fifth Symphony, shakes his head and gradually changes the notes until they become the opening to The Temptations’ “My Girl”]
“I got sunshine
On a cloudy day.
When it’s cold outside,
I got the month of May.
I guess you’ll say
What can make me feel this way?
[Applause and fade as he continues]
Submitted by: John Ravetti