SNL Transcripts: Fran Tarkenton: 01/29/77: Community Appeal


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 2: Episode 13

76m: Fran Tarkenton / Leo Sayer, Donny Harper Singers

Community Appeal

…..Fran Tarkenton
…..John Belushi

[ open on footage of Fran Tarketon on the field, as his live head shot appears in the upper right corner ]

Fran Tarkenton: Hi, I’m Fran Tarkenton. [ Tarkenton fumbles in the play footage ] That was a great moment for me.

[ corner pulls out to reveal John Belushi, dressed as a boy scout, seated beside Tarkenton ]

Fran Tarkenton: And this was another great moment. [ puts his arm around Belushi ] This is John Belushi. Until recently, John was an actor of some promise. Then drugs destroyed his mind. But your dillars have helped. Through care and dedication, John has been rehabilitated to the point where he… sees shadows, and can name three countries. Go ahead, John.

John Belushi: Belgium… Belgium… and Kansas City…

Fran Tarkenton: Good boy. Now, tell the people about the special program they put you on.

John Belushi: First, I get up in the morning and I get my shot. Then, they put me on a special bus. And — [ he jerks around suddenly to glance over his shoulder ] And, then they take me to a park that has a rubber wall. Then, I see a film. And, on Sunday, I have milk.

Fran Tarkenton: Good boy, John, good boy. Community Appeal. [ the title slide appears over them ] Thanks to you… he’s working.

[ fade ]

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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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