SNL Transcripts: Buck Henry: 11/10/79: Goodnights


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  Season 5: Episode 4

79d: Buck Henry / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


…..Buck Henry

[ dissolve from host bumper to find Buck Henry turned away from the audience and engaged in conversation with the cast ]

Buck Henry: [ turning around ] Well, once again, I — I think we have proved what I have tried to point out at the beginning of the show. [ members of the cast begin to scowl ] That… there’s a factor of heart in show business, and that it’s not always what you expect. You know… there are a lot of stories that they tell in this fabulous business called theater, television, film… this incredible world where people get together and… really try to help each other and try to find a way —

Al Franken: You’re the WORST, Buck!

Buck Henry: — to perform together in order so that you the audience can be fully entertained —

Jane Curtin: Lighten up, will you, Buck?!

Buck Henry: — and can have a sense of the heart that goes into all of our endevours.

Al Franken: Billy?

[ Bill Murray jumps up on stage ]

Bill Murray: Hey, Buck, come on! Get off!

Jane Curtin: Get him out of here! Come on, get him out of here! Get him out!

[ Bill Murray yanks Henry off the stage, as he begins to flee from the advancing mob ] [ the credits begin to roll as the chase extends itself into the outer halls of Studio 8-H ] [ the cast quikcly catches up to Henry, seizes him, and pummels him to the ground ] [ dissolve to the audience applauding in the balcony ]

Announcer: Next Saturday night, our host will be Bea Arthur, with musical guest The Roches. This Wednesday, watch NBC’s “Best of Saturday Night Live” for NINETY minutes, starting at 9:30/8:30 Mountain and Central. This is the Don Pardo saying Good night.

[ hold on the SNL house band, the last of the crew still in the studio, playing until the very end ]

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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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