SNL Transcripts: Candice Bergen: 12/20/75: Bee Capades


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 8

75h: Candice Bergen / Martha Reeves, The Stylistics

Bee Capades

….. Candice Bergen
….. Chevy Chase
Bees ….. Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Anne Beatts, Tom Schiller, Neil Levy, Akira Yoshimura, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Rosie Shuster

[ TITLE CARD – “BEE CAPADES” in white letters on a red background with an illustration of a skating bee ] [ DISSOLVE to a still shot of Candice Bergen on the ice rink ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): There you are.

Candice Bergen (V/O): Oh, that’s me!

[ DISSOLVE to a high angle shot on the 13 Bees lined up in two rows at an angle, with Candice skating down the middle ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): Yup, and there are the Bees forming a traditional Christmas tree with you skating in the middle. Of course, we had a high angle on all of these.

[ CUT to a closer shot of Candice and the Bees. Al Franken falls down as the other Bees start skating ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): There you are again, Candice.

[ CUT to a wide shot of the Bees going into a formation. Even when they are in formation, it is impossible to tell what they are portraying ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): Now, the Bees are going into a formation here…we lost our picture above…I believe they were doing a formation describing cranberry sauce.

[ CUT to a close, panning shot of Bees Al Franken, John Belushi, Akira Yoshimura, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, and Anne Beatts in formation. Candice is shown applauding the Bees ]

Candice Bergen (V/O): That’s me.

Chevy Chase (V/O): Mm-hm, there’s you again.

[ CUT to another high angle shot of the Bees going into formation ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): And here comes the famous nativity tableaux.

[ CUT to a close-up of Candice striking a pose ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): We had such a beautiful angle from…there’s you again.

Candice Bergen (V/O): That’s me, yes.

Chevy Chase (V/O): Let’s look at that again in slow motion.

[ The Bees going into their nativity scene is shown again at half the speed, making it somewhat clearer what they were trying to convey ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): The nativity tableaux by the Bees. But we lost the picture above the, uh…but you can sort of get a picture of it here. They move very gracefully, with the precision of army ants. And there’s you.

Candice Bergen (V/O): Yes, yes, that’s me.

[ DISSOLVE to the Bees going into another formation in a series of medium shots ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): Undauntingly beautiful…here comes their fourth formation. Now, none of us could figure this out from the ice if you could remember.

[ A shot of Candice posing is shows ]

Candice Bergen (V/O): That’s me.

Chevy Chase (V/O): Yes, that’s you again. However, from above none of us could figure this out. So they immediatly went into their fourth formation. There you have it.

[ After the Bees create their incomprehensible fourth formation, Candice strikes a pose in a close-up ]

Candice Bergen (V/O): That’s me.

Chevy Chase (V/O): There’s you.

[ The Bees start skating again ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): And I believe what they were trying to do here was spell something out. I think it was “mistletoe” or “edeste fidelis”…

[ The footage of the Bees going into their fourth formation is repeated ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): …but they went back into the exact same formation here from some strange reason.

[ Yet another close-up of Candice is shown ]

Candice Bergen (V/O): That’s me again.

Chevy Chase (V/O): There’s you.

[ Closer shots of the Bees skating. Chevy Chase can be seen in his Bee costume ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): Now, we got our picture back here, I remember…there’s me…and the Bees did a tribute to their trainer Leon.

[ An aerial shot shows the Bees lying down on the ice spelling out “NOEL”. The audience appluads ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): That’s about it.

[ The camera pans upwards to the Rockefeller Christmas tree and zooms into the star at the top ]

Chevy Chase (V/O): Isn’t that beautiful and Christmassy?

Candice Bergen (V/O): It’s gorgeous.

Chevy Chase (V/O): Just two minutes.

[ DISSOLVE to a still shot of Candice skating in front of Bees Tom Schiller, John Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd ] [ Applause. Fade ]

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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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