…..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!

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Author: Don Roy King

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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