SNL Transcripts: Mardi Gras Special: 02/20/77: Stella!



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  Season 2: Mardi Gras Special




Mardi Gras Special

Stella!

Stanley Kowalski…..John Belushi
Black Man…..Garrett Morris
Stella…..Laraine Newman

[ open on exterior, city street at night. Pan across to reveal a torn-shirted Stanley Kowalski stepping off of a streetcar line and staggering toward a row of apartments while clutching a can of beer. ]

Stanley Kowalski: [ glances upward ] Stellllllllaaaaa!!! Stelllllllllll-aaaaaaaaaaa!!!

[ a light turns on in a second-floor window ]

Stanley Kowalski: STELLLLLLLLLL-AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

[ Black Man steps out on second-floor balcony from window ]

Black Man: Hey, uh – listen, pal – there’s no Stella here.

Stanley Kowalski: STELLLLLLLLLL-AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Black Man: Hey! Look, uh, I-I’m trying to tell you, baby – there’s no Stella here, uh —

Stanley Kowalski: I know Stella’s there! [ falls to his knees ] STELLLLLLLLLL-AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! This is my HOUSE! I know Stella’s up there! STELLLLLLLLLL-AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Black Man: Look – look – look — you – you want Desire and Elysian Fields, right? Huh?

Stanley Kowalski: [ stands ] Right.. yeah.

Black Man: Well, this is Desire and Royal. You’re two blocks too far south, baby.

Stanley Kowalski: [ comprehends this information, shakes his head ] Oh — [ smacks his forehead ] Ohhh, wowwwww! Oh! [ shakes his head ] Hey, I’m really sorry, I-I —

Black Man: Hey, that’s okay, that’s okay —

Stanley Kowalski: I was a little juiced up tonight, and I-I thought this was my house and —

Black Man: I-it’s okay.

Stanley Kowalski: Wow! Wow! [ walks off, mumbling incoherently to himself ] [ a lightly-dressed white woman steps onto the second-floor balcony to join the black man ]

Stella: Who was that, honey?

Black Man: Stanley.

Stella: Oh, I should have known! come on back to bed, huh? [ wraps her arms around him ]

Black Man: Okay, Stella!

[ they re-enter the apartment. Audience cheers. ] [ fade ]

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