SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 01/17/76: Goodnights

 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 10

75j: Buck Henry / Bill Withers, Toni Basil, The Blues Brothers


…. Buck Henry
…. the entire cast
…. Michael O’Donoghue
…. Don Pardo/V.O.

(FADE in on Buck Henry and the entire cast plus writer Michael O’Donoghue at a darkened home base. The piano line at the beginning of the closing theme can be heard in the background.)

Buck Henry: Thank you. Thank you all folks. I wanna thank everyone here for a terrific week. And there’s something I’d like to say, you know, the cast, the crew, the cameras, the booms, the people in the booth everything, they’re incredible people, and the amazing thing about it is that every one of them here, they’re all gay.

(The audience along with the cast slightly giggle.)

Buck Henry: But they’re just like normal people, just like you or me. And I just wanted to point that out before we say goodnight. Thanks a lot.

(Audience applause as we pull back to see Buck and the cast at home base on an overhead view, stage right. Closing theme plays, credits roll)

Don Pardo/V.O.: The Muppets are Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Alice Tweedy, Richard Hunt and Jim Henson. Next week, our guests will be Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. This is Don Pardo saying goodnight.

(Pull back to reveal the cast from their own audience view. FADE out.)

Submitted by: John Barrett

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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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