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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