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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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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