SNL Transcripts: Susan St. James: 10/10/81: Push Button To Explode Building


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 7: Episode 2

81b: Susan St. James / The Kinks

Push Button To Explode Building

by: Andy Aaron & Tom Davis

Woman…..Emily Prager
Man…..Tom Davis

[ open on close-up of street sign: “Push Button To Cross Street” ] [ pan upward to reveal close-up of second street sign: “Push Button To Explode Building” ] [ a Woman walks up to the corner and pushes the button to cross the street, looks both ways, then crosses ] [ cut to full shot, which now reveals building across the street, as a man approaches, reads both signs, then pushes the button to cross the street ] [ second Man runs forward, not even looking at the signs, as his hand reaches out and pushes the button to explode the building behind him ] [ sirens sound ] [ the Man jumps, then realizes he’s pushed the wrong button and wuickly pushes the button to cross the street in order to accomodate for his mistake ] [ the building suddenly explodes and crumbles to the ground, as the Man tries to casually sprint away from the scene without making eye contact across the street behind him ] [ smoke and an eerie silence fills the air ] [ cut to SUPER:

TOM DAVIS” ] [ fade ]

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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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