SNL Transcripts: Bernadette Peters: 11/14/81: Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 7: Episode 6

81f: Bernadette Peters / The Go’Go’s, Billy Joel

Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean

Betty Boop…..Bernadette Peters

[ TITLE CARD: “The War Department Presents” ]

[ dissolve to TITLE CARD: “Betty Boop in Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean” ]

[ iris onto black-and-white scenery highlighted by an inkwell, as the cap pops off and Betty Boop emerges from within ]

Bety Boop: [ singing ] “For all you G.I. privates who are standing at attention… [ she salutes ] There is something kind of personal I’d really like to mention.

We think it’s quite terrific that you’re in the South Pacific
Just be good and careful that you don’t fall in a trap.
Don’t come home to Betty with a nasty dose of… [ she claps her hands together ] Johnny, keep your gun clean!

I want to be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I want to be loved by you alone.

Don’t come home from France, with the enemy in your pants!

Who can love a Sarge, with a dishonorable discharge?

Better stop your drillin’, or you’ll be on penicillin!

I’m waiting for you patiently, I’d really love to see ya’.
But don’t come home to Mama, with a case of gonerrhea!

I want to be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I want to be loved by you alone.

Keep it clean!
Keep it clean, fellas!”

[ she salutes and smiles, as the scenery irises out ]

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