Saturday Night Live

Season 2 Episode 12

Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 22, 1977 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Mr. Mike: Yes, you see.. one day, while crossing the highway, Willy the Worm was run over by a large truck. His back half was just.. mashed. He was rushed to the worm doctor, who took one look at him, shook his head slowly from side to side, and said, "Willy, I have bad news for you. I'm afraid you'll never crawl again."
      "Not crawl? Not crawl? But crawling's my whole life," exclaimed Willy, and set out to prove the doctor wrong. Many years past, and progress was slow, but Willy never gave up. His fierce dtermination drove him on, and finally Willy could crawl just as well as he ever did.
      "It's amazing," said the worm doctor. "Why, you'll be written up in medical journals." Indeed, worms had medical journals. "That's nothing, watch this, Doc," cried Willy. And he quickly crawled up a rock, down the other side, over a log, around a stump, and partway across the highway, where he was run over by another truck, even larger than the first. This time, his front half was mashed. The end.

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