SNL Transcripts: Dyan Cannon: 05/15/76: Chevy’s Fall, Take Two


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  Season 1: Episode 20

75t: Dyan Cannon / Leon & Mary Russell

Chevy’s Fall, Take Two

….. Chevy Chase
….. Dave Wilson’s voice

[ FADE IN on Chevy Chase lying on his back at home base as if he’d just done a fall. A table is set up with four folding chairs, the audience is applauding, and Chevy rises from the floor as the camera zooms in on him. ]

Chevy Chase: Live from New York…

[ The booming voice of director Dave Wilson comes in through the P.A. system. ]

Dave Wilson’s voice: Chevy, Chevy, hold it. Chevy, please hold it. We didn’t get the fall on the air, Chevy.

Chevy Chase: What are you talking about? I just did it for the audience. I got the cue and I did the fall.

Dave Wilson’s voice: I’m sorry Chevy, the clock in the control room was a minute fast and we didn’t get it on the air. I wonder if you could do it again.

[ Chevy gets up from the floor ]

Chevy Chase: Well, I…I could do it again. I…what about the rest of the guys at the poker game? Could we get them out here?

Dave Wilson’s voice: No, they’re already changing into their other costumes. Why don’t you just go up…remember, you were pretending to fix the light for the poker game. And you can just start from the top again.

Chevy Chase: All right, Dave.

[ Chevy picks up a ladder and sets it up, then picks up the chairs and fixes the table as they were before his off-air fall. ]

Chevy Chase: I can’t believe this I think I broke a sho…

[ Chevy cuts himself off to keep fixing the set ]

Chevy Chase: You see what I was doing, for those of you at home, we set up this poker game and I was fixing a lightbulb, and…do I have to do…? I don’t know…

Dave Wilson’s voice: Chevy, explain that there were four other people sitting at the table.

Chevy Chase: …four people sitting here, and uh, I was…

Dave Wilson’s voice: Just get to it Chevy, we wanna get a move on.

[ Chevy starts to climb the ladder but decides to make a few adjustments, moving the ladder closer to the table. ]

Chevy Chase: I think I can get that lightbulb.

[ He climbs up a few steps and starts tipping sideways ]

Chevy Chase: Whoop, I go it…

[ Chevy falls down on top of the table and lands on the floor with his feet caught in the ladder. The camera zooms in on his smiling face ]

Chevy Chase: Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

Submitted by: Dan Pascoe

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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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