SNL Transcripts: O.J. Simpson: 02/25/78: Audience Questions


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 3: Episode 12

77l: O.J. Simpson / Ashford & Simpson

Audience Questions

…..Gilda Radner

[ open on Gilda Radner standing at Home Base ]

Gilda Radner: Hi, I’m Gilda Radner! [ audience starts to applaud ] Okay, now! [ audience applauds wildly ] Thank you. Tonight, we thought we’d start off with something a little different. Before the show, we handed out some cards for the audience to write down questions, and I’m going to do the best I can to answer them off the top of my head. Okay?

Alright, the first question is from Kevin Lieberman, of Minniola, New York.. and Kevin asks: “Do you ever have trouble coming up with an opening for the show?” Well, uh, yes, Kevin.. coincidentally, we had a great deal of difficulty this very week.

The next question is from Kevin Wood, who asks: “In the event that you have difficulty coming up with an opening to the show, what would you do?” Well, Kevin, whenever this happens – and this is the first time – we hand out cards to the audience, so they can ask questions, and then I answer them off the top of my head.

Okay. The next question is from Kevin Crack of Brooklyn, and Kevin asks: “Are these questions really written by us the audience, or are they written by the writers?” Kevin, I hope you’re not disappointed.. but the writers wrote the questions.

Okay. Oh.. and this one is from someone who signs his name “Just Kevin”. Where are you sitting, Kevin, where are you? [ audience stands collectively and applauds ] Thank you, alright. And, uh, Kevin says: “Gilda, settle a bet – my wife, Kevin, says you always start the show with the words ‘Give me all your hot monkey love,’ and I say she’s wrong.” Well, Kevin, your wife Kevin is wrong. No matter what the opening, no matter how ill-conceived, how unprepared we are, we always start the show with “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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Matt Vandermast
Matt Vandermast
1 month ago

I was looking to see which episode started with this cold opening. Because this transcript was online, I was able to Google “SNL Just Kevin” and get the answer. So the answer to “How useful was this post?” is “very.” I gave it 5 stars. Thanks.