SNL Transcripts: Jamie Lee Curtis: 12/13/80: Jamie Lee Curtis’ Monologue


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  Season 6: Episode 4

80d: Jamie Lee Curtis / James Brown, Ellen Shipley

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Monologue

…..Jamie Lee Curtis

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen – Jamie Lee Curtis!

Jamie Lee Curtis: Thank you. [ the audience can’t stop cheering and applauding ] Far out! Far out! I’ve gotta tell you all it is absolutely great to be here, and I finally have something to do on a Saturday night!

You know, I gotta tell you, one thing I’ve always seem to notice is that audiences expect certain things from certain performers. They always want Steve Martin to say, “I’m a wild and crazy guy!” Right?And you can never hear Springsteen sing, without hearing “Born To Run.” Right?

Male Audience Member: Right!

Jamie Lee Curtis: If you ever see Rodney Dangerfield, you always have to hear him say, “I tell you, I get no respect!” Well.. I know a lot of people out there have seen me in “Halloween” and “The Fog”, and..

[ audience applauds ]

Jamie Lee Curtis: Thank you. And, they’re all expecting me to do one thing. Well.. this is for you:


We’ll be right baaaaack!!

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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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