SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 01/17/76: Evelyn Woodski Speed Reader School

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  Season 1: Episode 10

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

Evelyn Woodski Speed Reader School

Evelyn Woodski…..Laraine Newman

[ open on Evelyn Woodski sitting in a chair with a sheet of paper in her hand ]

Evelyn Woodski: [ reading ] “Heel… heh… hello. My… nom — name… is… Ev-il-lyn… Wood — Wood-ski.”

[ SUPER: “Wooski is a Russian name, honest” ]

Evelyn Woodski: “And I am the… flounder — founder… of the… Evelyn Woodski School of Speed… Ree — Ree-ah-ding — Ree — Ree-ay-ding — Reh — Redding? [ looks off-screen ] Redding? Redding!”

[ Woodski puts the sheet down and smiles at the camera ]

[ dissolve to title card ]

[ SUPER: “The Ev-il-lyn Wood-ski School of Speed Ree-ah-ding…? Redding?” ]

[ dissolve to audience shot, zoom in on woman with SUPER: “Has Met Martin Milner” ]

[ 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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