SNL Transcripts: Eric Idle: 10/02/76: Eric Idle’s Monologue


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  Season 2: Episode 3

76c: Eric Idle / Joe Cocker, Stuff

Eric Idle’s Monologue

…..Eric Idle
…..Jane Curtin

[ 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 interrupts ]

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.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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