SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 05/22/76: Goodnights


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  Season 1: Episode 21

75u: Buck Henry / Gordon Lightfoot


…..Buck Henry

[FADE IN on Tony Orlando and Dawn continuing to writhe about the stage and scream in agony. Buck Henry walks onstage, stops behind them, then vaults neatly over one of the women and continues on to the runway.]

Buck Henry: Thank you all very much. Remember, next week, Elliott Gould. Watch him breeze right through the security guard. Thank you, Gordon Lightfoot. He’d play another song, but he only owns one guitar. Thank all of you for coming, and, uh, we’ll see you sometime when this mess gets cleared up.

[As the All-Nurse band swings full-tilt into the closing theme, several of the players leap up onstage. Chevy Chase and Garrett Morris dart past Buck and rush to Tony Orlando and Dawn, while Gilda Radner and Jane Curtin each kiss Buck as John Belushi pats him on the back. FADE to a wider shot of the studio as the main credits roll.]

Don Pardo: Our host next Saturday night will be Elliott Gould! This is the voice of Don Pardo, coming from the mouth of Don Pardo, triggered by the brain of Don Pardo, adapted from a short story by Don Pardo, and stolen from an idea by Johnny Olsen!

[Belushi has lifted Buck onto his shoulders, and Buck sways there while the players mill around them and Tony Orlando and Dawn finally recover.]

Don Pardo: Stay tuned as Paul Anka plays host to “Superstars,” premiering tonight. Good night!

[PAN back to a wide shot of the studio as Belushi sets Buck down on the floor. FADE to black after credits end.]

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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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