SNL Transcripts: Art Garfunkel: 03/11/78: Modern Crimes

 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 3: Episode 13

77m: Art Garfunkel / Stephen Bishop

Modern Crimes

Grave Robbers…..Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi
Policeman…..Bill Murray
Charlie Chaplin…..Gilda Radner

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Announcer: “Jacques Cousteau Gets an Undersea Enema” will not be seen tonight, so that NBC can present the following special program.

[ fade to black ] [ open on black-and-white title card to silent film: “Modern Crimes” ] [ iris onto graverobbers carrying a corpse out of a cemetary ] [ Title Card: “Somewhere In Switzerland Two Grave Robbers Are Up to No Good” ] [ the grave robbers try to tug the corpse in opposite directions, then place the corpse on the ground and argue as a policeman stops in front of them ] [ Title Card: “No Loitering. This is Switzerland” ] [ the policeman waves his nightstick at them and continues on his way ] [ the two grave robbers panic ] [ Title Card: “Lets Get Out Of Here” ] [ the two grave robbers attempt to lift the cotpse, but accidentally unravel it instead to reveal… Charlie Chaplin ] [ they panic ] [ elsewhere, the policeman scratches his head ] [ Title Card: “Something’s Rotten In The State Of Switzerland” ] [ the policeman walks back to the cemetary, where the two grave robbers sit with Chaplin’s corpse on a bench and smoke cigarettes ] [ the policeman snarls ] [ Title Card: “Move Along Now” ] [ the tow grave robbers lift Chaplin’s corpse, with two cigarettes in his mouth, then Chaplin opens his eyes and speaks ] [ Title Card: “Live From New York, Its Saturday Night” ] [ the two grave robbers are stunned, as Chaplin smiles proudly ]

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