Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 2: Episode 5
[At home base, Steve Martin faces the camera — butthe cast members standing with him face the oppositeway, their backs to the audience.]
Steve Martin: Hey, we had a good time tonight! [leadsaudience into applause, which drowns out some of hisparting comments – the cast waves and bows in thewrong direction as the SNL Band plays the closingtheme – pull back to reveal the cast waving to homebase with the audience behind them] Thanks a lot! Nextweek, it’s Buck Henry and a band. Oh! THE Band.Take a bow, everybody! I’d like to thank everyone.We had a wonderful time.
[Cut to another view of the cast (plus writer MichaelO’Donoghue) waving in the wrong direction – eventuallythey turn to face the audience – As the credits roll,announcer Don Pardo has a few final words:]
Don Pardo V/O: Next Saturday night, our host will beBuck Henry with his musical guest, The Band. While wehave time, try saying my name ten times real fast,okay? Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, DonPardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, Don Pardo, DonPardo! Very good! This is Ron Darpo saying good night.
[Just before the goodnights end, fellow writer AlanZweibel walks over to O’Donoghue, grabs his arm andclimbs up onto home base to join the cast.]