SNL Transcripts: Ralph Nader: 01/15/77: Goodnights

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  Season 2: Episode 11

76k: Ralph Nader / George Benson


… Ralph Nader and cast

[Ralph Nader stands at home base, flanked by LaraineNewman and Gilda Radner. Jane Curtin and Bill Murrayare visible in the background.]

Ralph Nader: Well, it’s been a fun evening. Notan easy evening. Uh, biting humor. [suddenly laughsmaniacally, to the amusement of the cast] Take that,Tom Snyder! And thank you all very much! Good sport!Thank you for the cast.

Laraine Newman: [waves into camera] Good night,John!

Gilda Radner: Good night, John!

Ralph Nader: [waves into camera] John Belushi,get well!

Gilda Radner: Yeah!

Ralph Nader: Don’t defy the laws ofgravity!

[We pull back some more to reveal that the five areflanked by Garrett Morris who is eating peanuts andmusical guest George Benson.]

Garrett Morris: Break a leg, John!

Ralph Nader: [picks up cardboard box of peanutsand starts tossing them in the air] Have somepeanuts!

Gilda Radner: Good night, everybody!

Ralph Nader: Peanuts! Peanuts!

[The closing theme kicks in. The cast throws peanutsinto the crowd. George Benson, all but ignored, waves.The camera pulls back and away to reveal theapplauding audience.]

Don Pardo V/O: Joining tonight’s cast was BillMurray. Next Saturday Night, our host will be RuthGordon with musical guest Chuck Berry. This is yourold consumer, Don Pardo — I don’t care what RalphNader says — on the way home, I’m gonna consume a hotdog! I love rodent hairs! Goodnight.

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