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Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 17
Press Secretaries Through History
Leonid Pushnev…..Ron Nessen
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Announcer: And now: Leonid Pushnev, Press Secretary for Czarina Catherine the Great.[ dissolve to Leonid Pushnev ]
Leonid Pushnev: Comrades to the Press… I have a tragic announcement to make. Catherine the Great, her Imperial highness, Queen of all Russia… Catherine the Great has been KILLED in a riding accident. We don’t really have any other details, except that she died in the saddle… and, from now on, wll be referred to as Catherine the Mashed. Thank you.[ dissolve to title card ] [ fade ]