SNL Transcripts: Jamie Lee Curtis: 12/13/80: James Brown performs “Rapp Payback”

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 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 6: Episode 4




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

James Brown performs “Rapp Payback”

…..Jamie Lee Curtis
…..James Brown

Jamie Lee Curtis: Ladies and gentlemen – here is James Brown!

James Brown:
“Rapp Payback!
Hey!
Come on, now!
Hit me!
[ screams ]Sing it!
Good God!
Hit me!
Owww!
Where’s Moses?
Do it!
Good God!
Lookie here, ha!

I know you heard of Master Gee
But you didn’t heard nothin’
’til you dug J.B.

Hit me!
Oww!
Tell me!
Where’s Moses?
Ha!

I know you heard of Master Gee
But you didn’t heard nothin’
’til you dug J.B.

Hit me!
Whooooo!!
Where’s Moses?
Ha!

Roll over Beetoven!
(Roll over Beetoven!)
Sing it!
(Roll over Beetoven!)
Roll over Beetoven!
Roll over Beetoven!
Roll over Beetoven!)

Miami, Florida
Oakland
Here I come!
San Franicsco
I got to show you some.
Hit me!
Owwww!!!
Whooo!!
Where’s Moses?

[ break ] [ James Brown whips off his outer jacket ]

The big payback!
Oww!
Gotta get back!
Oww!
Whoo!
The big payback!
Oww!
The big payback!
Now!

Get down with my woman, that ain’t right!
(Oh, no!)
You hollarin’ and cussin’, you wanna fight, yeah.
Don’t do me no darn favor
I don’t know karate, but I know KA-RAZY!!
(Yes, we do!)

Get down with my woman, that ain’t right, yeah!
(Oh, no!)
You hollarin’ and cussin’, you wanna fight, yeah.
Don’t do me no darn favor
I don’t know karate, but I know KA-RAZY!!
(Yes, we do!)

Get down with my woman, that ain’t right, no!
(Oh, no!)
You hollarin’ and cussin’, you wanna fight, yeah.
Don’t do me no darn favor
I don’t know karate, but I know KA-RAZY!!
(Yes, we do!)

Give me the hit ya!
I need to hit ya!
Give me the hit!
I want to hit ya!
Owwww!!

Where’s Moses?
All right, yeah.
Come on!
Hit me!
Hit me!
Whoo!!
Yeah!
Where’s Moses?
Whoo!
Ahhhhhhhh!!”

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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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