Christopher Walken’s Monologue


Christopher Walken’s Monologue

…..Christopher Walken
…..Ellen Cleghorne
…..Melanie Hutsell
…..Jan Hooks
…..Lorne Michaels


Christopher Walken: Thank you. Thank you, good to see you. I’m excitedto host the show. You know, these are difficult times for a lot of people.And with the election coming up, there’s a lot of uncertainty. Sixty yearsago, Irving Berlin had some thoughts on the subject..

[ singing ]
“There may be trouble ahead,
But while there’s moonlight and music,
And love and romance,
Let’s face the music and dance.

Before the peddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill,
And while we still have a chance,
Let’s face the music and dance.

Soon, we’ll be without the moon,
Humming a different tune and then,
There may be teardrops to shed,
But while there’s moonlight, and music,
And love and romance,
Let’s face the music and dance, dance!
Let’s face the music and dance!”

[ Christopher dances with Ellen Cleghorne, then Melanie Hutsell, then anaudience member ]

Christopher: Jan! Will you dance with me?

Jan: No Chris, I have to get ready, my hair’s a.. okay.

[ Christopher and Jan dance ]

Lorne Michaels: Jan, what are you doing?

Jan Hooks: Nothing. [ scurries off ]

Christopher Walken: Jan! Come back!

Lorne Michaels: Chris, I can’t allow this.

Christopher: Why not, Lorne?

Lorne Michaels: Because, Chris, these people are not professionaldancers; someone could get hurt.

Christopher: Would you dance with me?

Lorne Michaels: No, no, no..

[ Christopher grabs Lorne and dances through the halls with him ]

Christopher and Lorne: [ singing ]
“Soon, we’ll be without the moon,
Humming a different tune and then..”

Melanie, Julia, Ellen and Jan: [ singing ]
“There may be teardrops to shed,
So while there’s moonlight, and music,
And love and romance,
Let’s face the music and dance, dance!”

[ Christopher returns to stage and finishes the song with them ]

“Let’s face the music and dance!”

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