SNL Transcripts: Louise Lasser: 07/24/76: Back From Vacation


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 23

75w: Louise Lasser / Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Back From Vacation

…..Gilda Radner
…..Chevy Chase
…..John Belushi
…..Garrett Morris
…..Dan Aykroyd
…..Jane Curtin
…..Laraine Newman

[ open on the cast standing around on Home Base ]

Gilda Radner: Uh, Chevy, uh – I don’t think it’s that John was hurt, it’s just that he thinks you’re getting more attention than he is. You know what I mean?

Chevy Chase: [ he shrugs ] That’s not a good excuse.

Gilda Radner: Well, I know. But I don’t think he was that hurt…

Chevy Chase: [ pointing at the camera ] We’re on! we’re on the air.

[ they all look at the camera and smile ]

Chevy Chase: Well, here we are!

Gilda Radner: Back from vacation!

Chevy Chase: And we want money!

[ John Belushi enters ]

Gilda Radner: Hi, John!

John Belushi: What’s going on?

[ Belushi shakes hands with everybody, as the audience applauds enthusiastically ]

John Belushi: How’s everybody doing?

Garrett Morris: Great!

John Belushi: Yeah, yeah. I just got in from L.A. Anyhow, it’s nice to see you. Gilda, you’re so sweet. Jane! How’s Patrick doing?

Jane Curtin: [ smiling ] Just fine, just fine!

John Belushi: Danny!

Dan Aykroyd: Hi, John!

[ Belushi looks up at Chevy ]

John Belushi: Ohhh, Mr. Chase.

[ the cast looks on uncomfortably ]

Dan Aykroyd: I’ll give you a drive home, John.

John Belushi: Yeah.

Chevy Chase: How you doing? Nice suit.

John Belushi: Thanks. Listen, Chevy, uhh — I’ve been thinking about, uh, what I said and stuff, and, uh… we’ve been together a long time, we’ve been friends a long time, and I don’t think that should, you know, stop us from being friends. You know, we gotta work together, so what do you say? Huh? Let bygones be bygones?

Chevy Chase: Are you serious?

John Belushi: Yeah.

[ Chevy looks to the other cast members ]

Jane Curtin: Go on! Go on!

[ Chevy hugs Belushi ]

John Belushi: Heyyy!

[ the rest of the cast cheer them on ]

John Belushi: Hey, man, yeah!

Chevy Chase: [ holding out his hands for low-fives ] Let’s do the show, huh! [ John slaps him ten ] Alright! Now we’re talking! Alright, you’re serious about it, now, right?

[ they begin to do an elaborate seriers of high-fives — forward, backwards, kneeling, across their shoes, etc. ]

[ finally, they take it too far and begin to knock fists and punch one another playfully ]

[ Belushi punches Chevt one hard, sending him flying over a folding chair and flat onto the floor by the audience’s feet ]

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

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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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