SNL Transcripts: Carrie Fisher: 11/18/78: The Blues Brothers perform “Soul Man”


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 4: Episode 6

78f: Carrie Fisher / The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers perform “Soul Man”

Emcee monty…..Garrett Morris
Jake Blues…..John Belushi
Elwood Blues…..Dan Aykroyd

[ open on the SNL House Band playing a jazzy intro, as camera pans onto Emcee Monty at the microphone to give his excited introduction ]

Emcee Monty: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! It is showtime here, at the fabulous Black Rhino Club! Home of quality entertainment! Home of the rhythm and blues sound of the day! I am Monty, your emcee, and we hope you have enjoyed – or will enjoy – the fine people we have arranged for your lsitening and dancing pleasure! Now! The Club Black Rhino is proud to present, direct from the State Automobile Tour of Illionois and Indiana.. originally from Calumit, Indiana.. Let’s put your hands together.. I said let’s put your hands together! For the blues band of Joliet “Jake” and Elwood Blues.. put them together! The Blu-ues.. Brothers!

[ Emcee Monty steps into the shadows, as Jake & Elwood Blues, the Blues Brothers, enter the stage. Elwood is handcuffed to a briefcase, which Jake proceeds to uncuff him from. Once uncuffed, Elwood opens his case, pulls out a harmonica, then places the empty case aside as Jake performs a cartwheel to the microphones ] [ House Band kicks in wih a traditional blues favorite, as Jake and Elwood perform a series of dance moves prior to their musical performance ]

Blues Brothers: [ singing ]Coming to you, on a dusty road
Good loving, I got a truck load
and when you get it, you got something
So don’t worry, ’cause I’m coming

I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man

Got what I got, the hard way
and I’ll make better, each and every day
So honey, don’t you fret
’cause you ain’t seen nothing yet

I’m a soul man, ow!
I’m a soul man, play it Steve!
I’m a soul man, ow!
I’m a soul man, huh! Listen!

I was brought up, on a side street
Learned how to love, before I could eat
I was educated, from good stock
When I start loving I just can’t stop

I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man, huh!

Well grab the rope, and I’ll pull you in
Give you hope, and be your only boyfriend
ya (ya) ya (ya) help!

I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
You’re a soul man, huh!
I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
I’m a soul man, huh huh!

[ audience applauds wildly ]

Emcee Monty: Live, from New York, it’s SATURDAY NIIIIGHT!!!

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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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