…..Flip Wilson

Flip Wilson: Before we go I’d like to thank our musical guest Stevie Nicks (applause), Joel Hodgeson (more applause). I would also like to take the opportunity to thank these wonderful people here on stage with me for making me feel right at home (turns and starts to thank each castmember–individually. Turns back and addresses the control room) Whenever you’re ready y’all can just fade to black…

(Flip continues to mingle as the theme song starts up)

Don Pardo VO: (as credits roll) This is Don Pardo saying, thank you for tuning in, and thank you for a wonderful year! If I don’t get a chance to do so, Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!

And for our Jewish friends–Happy Hannukah!

And for our daredevil friends…lotsa luck!

And for our political friends…Have a Good Election!

And for our musical friends…The Beat Goes On!

And for our West Coast friends..Having a Groovy Space!

And for our Alan Thicke friends….


Thanks to Shawn for this transcript!

SNL Transcripts

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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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