SNL Transcripts: Hugh Hefner: 10/15/77: The Anyone Can Host” Contest


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 3: Episode 3

77c: Hugh Hefner / Libby Titus

The Anyone Can Host” Contest

…..Garrett Morris

[ open on Garrett Morris seated at table covered with postcards ]

Garrett Morris: Last week, Lorne Michaels, “Saturday Night Live”‘s dynamic young producer, sat in this very chair and told you, the American television viewer, that anyone can host “Saturday Night”‘s Christmas show. Well, this week Lorne asked me to do this spot to emphasize that anyone can host. All you gotta do is write a postcard with 25 words or less on “Why I want to host Saturday Night Live”, AND… [ as SUPER appears ] send it to us at:

Box 722
Radio City Station
New York, New York 10019

[ return to Garrett ]

Garrett Morris: Your entry MUST be in by midnight, November 1st, and if we think your postcard is funny or original, you might be one of five finalists flown to and from New York in November to read his or her postcard on the air. Then it’ up to the people at home to decide! The lucky winner will be flown to New York, put up at the swank Essex House Hotel, and paid $3,000 to host “Saturday Night”‘s Christmas show on December 17th! Remember: anyone can host! [ his eyes dart back and forth ] Uh, well — not really anyone. For example, I can’t host.

Don Pardo V/O: That’s right, Garrett! Because NBC employees AND relatives are not eligible! I’D like to host the show, too — but I can’t! Once again, send those postcards — no letters — to:

[ SUPER: ]

Box 722
Radio City Station
New York, New York 10019

[ 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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