Unforgivable: Natalie Cole


Unforgivable: Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole…..Ellen Cleghorne
Sammy Davis, Jr…..Tim Meadows
Young Elvis…..Rob Schneider
Ethel Merman…..Julia Sweeney
Mama Cass…..Chris Farley
Tammy Wynette…..Melanie Hutsell
Judy Garland…..Mike Myers
Old Elvis…..John Goodman

Announcer: She swept the Grammys with her unforgettable album “Unforgettable”. Now she returns with a new album, “Unforgettable: Natalie Cole Sings With all Her Dad’s Dead Old Friends”.

[ show Natalie Cole in front of old video of Sammy Davis, Jr. ]

Sammy Davis, Jr.: “I knew a man Bojangles and he’d dance for you,
In worn out shoes.” (in worn out shoes)
“With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants
The old soft shoe. (the old soft show)
Mr. Bojangles (Mr. Bojangles)
Mr. Bojangles (Mr. Bojangles)
Mr. Bojangles (Mr. Bojangles)

Announcer: And, enjoy Natalie with the Young Elvis.

Young Elvis: “It’s now or never (it’s now)
come hold me tight (come hold)
Kiss me my darling (kiss)
be mine tonight (be..)
Tomorrow will be too late (too..)
it’s now or never (oh..)
My love won’t wait. (won’t wait!)”

Announcer: And..

Ethel Merman: “There’s no business like show business
Like no business I know!”

Announcer: Also..

Mama Cass: “Say “nighty-night” and kiss me (kiss)
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me (you’ll miss me)
And in your dreams, whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me!”

Announcer: And, of course, the legendary Tammy Wynette.

Tammy Wynette: Hey! I am not dead! (I am not dead)
This is how rumors gets started! (this is how rumors get started)
Cut it out, bitch! (cut it out, bitch)

Announcer: Order now, and you’llalso receive this special collection – Natalie Cole Sings With People Who Died From A Drug Overdose.

Judy Garland: “Forget your troubles, come on, get happy!
You better chase all your cares away.
Sing hallelujah come on, get happy
Get ready for the judgment day!”

Announcer: And, of course, the king of them all – the big Old Elvis.

Old Elvis: “On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries (and his mama cries)
’cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
it’s another little hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
(In the ghetto)”

Announcer: Call now, operators are standing by.

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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