The Mute Marine


The Mute Marine

Oliver North…..William Shatner


[ open on Lieutenant Oliver North surrounded by seven other Marines in front of a huge American flag ] [ bouncing ball outlines the lyrics as they are sung, to the tune of “Ballad of the Green Berets” by Sgt. Barry Sadler ]

Marine Hymn:
“Fighting soldier in Vietnam
The perfect son to any mom.
He’s one part man
One part machine.
He’s Ollie Morth
the Mute Marine.

Mined the harbor
of Managua.
Planned the invasion
of Grenada.
But soon cruel fate
would intervene.
And he’d become
the Mute Marine.

He traded arms with Iran
For hostages
What a great plan!
The chances for
success were zero.
And yet he’s still
a national hero.

Two Swiss accounts
were in his name.
Diverted funds
but who’s to blame?
The time had come
to tell his tale.
Here’s what he said
T’stay out of jail:”

Oliver North: [ repeatedly opens his mouth to speak, but nothing comes out ]

Marine Hymn:
“He’d like to talk
but connot speak.
his will is strong
his case is weak.
We may never know
just what he’s seen.
The man they call
the Mute Marine.”

[ Oliver North and the seven Marines hold their hands to their heads for a salute ]

Oliver North: “Live! From New York! It’s Saturday Night!”

SNL Transcripts

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