Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 14
National Express Card
Rubin Carter…..Garrett Morris
[ open on Rubin Carter seated inside a jail cell. He rises and steps closer to address the camera. ]
Rubin Carter: Hi. You may not recognize my face. I was a top middleweight contender, and I’ve spent the past deven years in jail for something I didn’t do. I’ve gotten a lot of publicity lately: Joan Baez is my friend, and Bob Dylan writes songs about me. But, still, a lot of people don’t know who I am. That’s why I carry this: [ he holds up his National Express card ] A National Express card. The most honored credit card the world over. And if I ever get out of here, I’m gonna use it at hotels, restaurants and airports all over the world. Look — Harry Belefonte may not need identification, but you and I do. Don’t go any place without it. I know I don’t.
[ dissolve to close-up of his National Express card, as “Rubin “Hurricane” Carter” is typed across it ]
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