SNL Transcripts: Michael Sarrazin: 04/15/78: Michael Sarrazin’s Monologue


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Michael Sarrazin’s Monologue

…..Michael Sarrazin

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — Michael Sarrazin!

Michael Sarrazin: I’m really happy to be here. You know, at first I was a bit apprehensive to do a show like this. I mean, I’ve done a lot of movies, but this is a totally different experience for me. But everybody’s been real nice around here — even though a lot of them have been busy doing their tax returns, and, well, nobody’s real happy around tax time, are they? I’m also a little bit nervous about doing this show tonight because April 15th — besides being tax day — is the 66th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. [ some audience members clap ] Another good omen, huh? But worst of all — it’s also Booth Day. Now, probably, a lot of you don’t know about Booth Day. April 15th is the day that Abraham Lincoln died. He was, of course, shot by John Wilkes Booth… [ a beat ] an actor. [ the audience laughs ] Yeah. Well, Booth gave us actors a very bad reputation. You know, it’s a superstition in the theater that Booth Day will be a bad luck day in the theater until a president assassinates an actor. But I think we’re safe. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that this Booth Day will be an exception, and that nothing will go wrong.

So! We’ll be right back!

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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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