SNL Transcripts: Richard Dreyfuss: 05/13/78: Richard Dreyfuss performs “I Want To Be Seduced”



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  Season 3: Episode 19






77s: Richard Dreyfuss / Jimmy Buffett, Gary Tigerman

Richard Dreyfuss performs “I Want To Be Seduced”

…..Richard Dreyfuss
…..Paul Shaffer

[ open on close-up of Richard Dreyfuss ]

Richard Dreyfuss: I just want to say — I have never sung before in public. This is a song by Gary Tigerman — every word of it… is true.

[ singing ]

“I wanna beeee… seduced.
I want a woman to take me out to dinner for two.
I’d like to see her eyes get moony
Flirtin’ with the thought of what a little flirtin’ oughhta do.

I got to be real coooool.
Let her think about gettin’ little me in bed.
As I chat about African genesis, psychokinesis, or something Stanislavsky said.

I might demure politely
Or falter slightly
If she tried to fondle my knee
But I’m relatively certain I’d come across if I know me.

I want to be seduced
I want a woman to talk to me suggestively
I Want to know that she’d like me to be with her tomorrow morning
Drinkin’ hot jasmine tea.

I want her to make me laugh
Make a point about touching me when she talks
Leaving all the jealous men in the joint to mumble in their beer and gawk.

I know it only happens when I’m napping
Nodding in a reverie
That I find myself a woman who’ll get behind seducing
Starting from the moment, say, that we’d been introduced
I’d like to find a woman who could get behind seducing… meeeeee.”

[ as Paul Shaffer plays the interlude, Dreyfuss leans back on the piano and raises his leg in the air ]

Richard Dreyfuss: [ singing ]“I know it only happens when I’m napping
Nodding in a reverie
That I find myself a woman who could get behind seducing
Starting from the moment, say, that we’d been introduced
I’d like to find a woman who could get behind seducing… meeeeeeeee.
Ooooohhhhh!”

[ the audience erupts into applause ] [ fade ]

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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

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