Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 3: Episode 12
[ open on Gilda Radner standing at Home Base ]
Gilda Radner: Hi, I’m Gilda Radner! [ audience starts to applaud ] Okay, now! [ audience applauds wildly ] Thank you. Tonight, we thought we’d start off with something a little different. Before the show, we handed out some cards for the audience to write down questions, and I’m going to do the best I can to answer them off the top of my head. Okay?
Alright, the first question is from Kevin Lieberman, of Minniola, New York.. and Kevin asks: “Do you ever have trouble coming up with an opening for the show?” Well, uh, yes, Kevin.. coincidentally, we had a great deal of difficulty this very week.
The next question is from Kevin Wood, who asks: “In the event that you have difficulty coming up with an opening to the show, what would you do?” Well, Kevin, whenever this happens – and this is the first time – we hand out cards to the audience, so they can ask questions, and then I answer them off the top of my head.
Okay. The next question is from Kevin Crack of Brooklyn, and Kevin asks: “Are these questions really written by us the audience, or are they written by the writers?” Kevin, I hope you’re not disappointed.. but the writers wrote the questions.
Okay. Oh.. and this one is from someone who signs his name “Just Kevin”. Where are you sitting, Kevin, where are you? [ audience stands collectively and applauds ] Thank you, alright. And, uh, Kevin says: “Gilda, settle a bet – my wife, Kevin, says you always start the show with the words ‘Give me all your hot monkey love,’ and I say she’s wrong.” Well, Kevin, your wife Kevin is wrong. No matter what the opening, no matter how ill-conceived, how unprepared we are, we always start the show with “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!“