SNL Transcripts: Danny DeVito: 05/15/82: “Taxi” Finale


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 7: Episode 19

81s: Danny DeVito / Sparks

“Taxi” Finale

Louie DePalma…..Danny DeVito

[ Music Open: “Taxi Theme” ] [ open on taxi cab driving across Brooklyn Bridge, facing camera ] [ camera pans left to view New York City skyline behind bridge ] [ dissolve to camera looking out front window of cab, to view the street ] [ camera pans right to show ABC Building coming into view ] [ cab slows down; ABC symbol statue positioned outside passenger window ] [ fade to black ] [ open on medium shot, cab passenger door open, Louie DePalma sitting in agony ] [ face straining, Louie looks towards ABC building and shakes his head, trying to convince himself not to do what he had planned ] [ his mind made up, Louie picks up a remote control device and slams his finger against the button ] [ cut to side of ABC Building being torn apart by explosion caused by Louie ] [ cut to close-up, Louie, smiling maliciously ] [ screen shifts to medium shot, Louie stands up, raises leg and extends arm in typical Louie DePalma victory stance ] [ scene freezes, fades to black ]

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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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