SNL Transcripts: Lily Tomlin: 11/22/75: Beetoven II


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 6

75f: Lily Tomlin

Beetoven II

Beethoven…..John Belushi
Beethoven’s Wife…..Gilda Radner
Frieda…..Laraine Newman

[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”]

Beethoven: [singing]“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?
Fräulein, fräulein…”

[Applause and fade as he continues]

Submitted by: John Ravetti

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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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Brett Blitzstein
Brett Blitzstein
2 years ago

I can’t find this one. It’s not with the other Beethoven bits on The Best of Belushi

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