SNL Transcripts: Richard Pryor: 12/13/75: Goodnights


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 7

75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron


…..Richard Pryor

[FADE IN on Richard Pryor standing in the middle of the cast and guests with laughter in the background. The daughter from the “Black Takeover” sketch is hugging Richard from behind, and Jane Curtin is staring intensely at his face. Gilda Radner is seen over his shoulder. To his right, Laraine Newman is holding a donut in one hand and a pickle in the other.]

Richard Pryor: If you didn’t watch the show, we hope you made love!

[Behind him, Chevy Chase opens his eyes wide and shouts in mock-horror.]

Richard Pryor: Thank you and good night!

[Howard Shore’s All-Nurse Band strikes up the closing theme. Farther to the right, the mother in the “Black Takeover” sketch reaches across and waves a bottle of ketchup. John Belushi takes it from her and smirks mischeviously. ROLL credits as Pryor reaches over to shake Gilda Radner’s hand, then Laraine’s, and then the mother’s. Belushi claps and the cast members to Pryor’s right lock arms and sway back and forth while the camera zooms out. Credits roll up to “this has been an NBC television network production,” then FADE to black.]

Submitted by: Joe Cornfield

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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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