Chevy Chase’s Monologue
Chevy Chase: Thank you very much! That’s good enough.
It’s really great to be back here on “Saturday Night Live”. I haven’t been here in, oh.. days. But this is a very special Saturday for me, because yesterday was Valentine’s Day.. and I don’t often get the chance to speak from my hert, as it were. Through the camera, and to the audience here. I would like to sort of send a special valentine to my wife, Janie, and our three beautiful daughters – 14, 12, and 8. And.. and let you know, that.. as happy as I ever was on this stage, those are the people that make my life worthwhile, and made me, uh.. a happy dad.. and a happy man. And, uh.. we’re kind of a shy family.. that is to say, I’m a big star and all that stuff. That’s the icing, but they’re the cake.
But I think I may not be around long – they may ask me to leave before the show’s over. So, uh.. in a sense, honey, I want you to know that the reason I asked Lorne to ask you and the children to, uh.. to stay down here on the floor before you went upstairs and sat down and watched this.. because I was gonna do soemthing I know you didn’t expect.
You don’t often see movie and TV stars ask their families to come up and show themselves. But I.. I’d kind of like you to meet my family, and I’ll tell you why. The years have been long.. they’ve endured with me. I’ve been with Janie 17 years, and I’ve yet to kiss another woman – except in a movie – since the first time I dated Janie.. and that’s the truth. I love her more today than I ever have in the past. They’ve been through my highs, they’ve been through my lows.. they’ve been through my notorious periods.. they’ve been through just about everything with me, and they’ve sustained me, they’ve supported me, and they’ve remained young and spirited.. and I’m proud of them, and I’ love them very much. And, if they’re not too embarrassed, I’d love it if you’d just come up and say hello. I’d like you to meet them – Janie, my wife, and my three daughters.
[ very old woman enters stage as Janie, with two grown women and a grown man portraying his three daughters ]
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll probably see you in about, I don’t know, a month. And Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! You know, we have a great show, and I know the kids are gonna love it – Live is here. Please, stay with us!