SNL Transcripts: Desi Arnaz: 02/21/76: National Express Card


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 14

75n: Desi Arnaz / Desi Arnaz, Jr.

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 ]

[ 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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