SNL Transcripts: Charles Grodin: 10/29/77: Weekend Update Promo


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 3: Episode 4

77d: Charles Grodin / Paul Simon

Weekend Update Promo

…..Dan Aykroyd
Foreground Passengers…..Tom Davis, Al Franken, Tom Schiller, Alan Zweibel

[ open on interior, airplane, late at night. All the passengers are asleep, except for Dan Aykroyd in the rear. ]

Announcer: News gathering is a tough, demanding job. News never stops happening, so the best reporters never stop working. And the “Weekend Update” reporters are the best. That’s why, on assignments from Bangor to Bangkok — or wherever the American Press is working — there will always be one reporter who hangs in there, when all the others have quit.

[ zoom in on Aykroyd as he smokes and types up a story ]

That reporter is award-winning newsman… Dan Aykroyd. He’s the guy in the “Weekend Update” news team who works overtime, staying up all night to bring you total news coverage.

[ reveal that Aykroyd is exhaustedly typing away with no sheet of paper within his typerwriter’s carriage ]

The BEST keep on working. The news doesn’t wait ’til the morning… and you can’t write the news if you’re asleep.

[ Aykroyd reaches down to pull out his copy, suddenly realizing he has been typing directly onto the carriage. He glances around, confused. ] [ 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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