Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 2: Episode 3
Eric Idle’s Monologue
[ open on Eric Idle perched a top a stool ]
Eric Idle: Hello, thank you. It’s very nice to be here. I’d like to sing a song, if I may, which I’ve just recorded in England.[ yelling ]
“Here comes the sun!
Here comes the sun!
And I say, it’s alright!”
Jane Curtin: Eric? Eric?
Eric Idle: Yeah?
Jane Curtin: How would you like to take a little walk, and we’ll talk.
Eric Idle: Okay.. fine.. yeah.. You don’t like the song?
Jane Curtin: The song’s terrific. But you know, you’re new to American television. I enjoyed the “Hands Across The Water”, I mean, you’re being from England and everything –
Eric Idle: There’s a lot more to the song than –
Jane Curtin: Eric, Eric.. we do things very differently over here. For instance, we put a song like that – because it has so much meaning – at the end of the show.
Eric Idle: Oh? So I’ll do it at the end of the show?
Jane Curtin: Terrific!
Eric Idle: Save it up for the end of the show. Good idea. Okay. [ enters set of Genetics sketch, sits at his doctor character’s desk ] Sorry I’m early. The song’s being saved up for the end.