Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 23
Back From Vacation
[ 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!”