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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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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