“I Saw God”


“I Saw God”

Daughter…..Rosanna Arquette
Dad…..Phil Hartman

[ open on interior, diner, Daughter sitting with Dad at table in back ]

Daughter: I know, I know..

Dad: Your mother’s been worried sick for two weeks.

Daughter: Dad, I gotta do this. You’ll see, I’m gonna be on M-TV!

Dad: You can do anything you want. Just call your mother, okay?

Daughter: Okay.

Dad: I love you, baby.

Daughter: Me, too, Daddy.

[ Daddy exits diner ]

[ music pots up ]

Daughter: [ crawls onto table and sings ]“I was sitting in a coffee shop
staring at the metropolis on the wall.
I hard a voice call out to me
it wasn’t the waiter’s call.

I saw God!
He told me to say what I really feel.
I saw God!
He told me to say what I really mean.
To cut my hair and dye it green.
I saw God!

I was trying to think what to think
so I closed my eyes trying to search my soul.
Muzak was playing the the Rolling Stones
I want to be in rock and roll

I saw God!
He told me to say what I really mean.
I spoke to God!
He told me to feel what I really felt.
He told me to order the tuna melt.
I saw God!
I saw God!

I was touched by God
He told me art is everything.
Art is everywhere
In the cigarette, in the ash tray
and in the words we say.

I saw God!
I saw God!
I saw God!

He said, “I love you, my child.”
I spoke to God.
He said, “My child, do as I say
Release your single on RCA.”
I saw God!
I saw God!”

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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