SNL Transcripts: Karen Black: 10/16/76: Wheelchair Bound Chevy


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 4

76d: Karen Black / John Prine

Wheelchair Bound Chevy

…..Jane Curtin
…..John Belushi
…..Chevy Chase

Jane Curtin: As some of you may know, on the first show of the season, Chevy Chase injured himself taking a fall. Now, he’s been sick for quite a while, but he’s here with us tonight! [ morosely ] Of course… that means I probably won’t be doing “Update” any more — I did start getting letters. But… Chevy insisted on coming back, even though his doctor said, “No, Chevy. We think you’re crazy because you’re not well enough.” But he HAS to come back, because he has something very important that he wants to say to each and every one of you. Ladies and gentlemen — Chevy Chase!

[ the audience cheers, as John Belushi wheels a despondent Chevy onto the stage ]

John Belushi: You’re on, Chevy.

[ Chevy moans inaudibly ]

John Belushi: Come on, come on…

[ Chevy moans inaudibly ]

John Belushi: Get UP! Come on!

[ John flips the wheelchair forward, shoving Chevy to the floor beneath the apron of the stage ] [ Chevy picks himself up and faces the camera ]

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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