SNL Transcripts: Ray Charles: 11/12/77: Goodnights



 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 3: Episode 5





77e: Ray Charles

Goodnights

… Ray Charles

[Home Base. Ray Charles seated at the grand pianosurrounded by the cast, the Raylettes, and originalmembers of his band.]

Ray Charles: You know, I – I – I’m so glad. I–They – They just told me that – that, uh, we’ve got awhole minute left, you know. That’s – That’shighly unusual for this show. But, this is straightahead. Before we – we get too lost here, everybodythat’s around me, I really want to say, uh, truly, uh,thanks to all of you, people. And, uh – and, uh -would you all just say a nice, uh, “thank you and goodnight” and then what I want to do is – is just sortof, uh, get into, uh– C-Can we just close with a -with a little somethin’ a little more lively than theband and just let them sort of follow us, like, uh…[plays a funky uptempo rhythm on the piano and scatsalong, soon the band joins in and everyone claps tothe beat, credits roll – Brother Ray sings:] Hereon Saturday night, Saturday night …

Don Pardo V/O: Mr. Mike is played by MichaelO’Donoghue. Next Saturday night, our host will be BuckHenry with musical guest Leon Redbone and the fivefinalists in the “Anyone Can Host” contest. Boy, Ihope they don’t have an “Anyone Can Announce” contest.Nah! They wouldn’t do that to me. This is Don Pardosaying good night … anyone!

Ray Charles: [sings]Wanna have a little fun, y’all
On Saturday night
That’s where it all begun, y’all
On Saturday night
Tell me! Whatcha gonna do …?

Submitted Anonymously

SNL Transcripts

Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of