Post by Rev. Agave on Jan 13, 2010 16:55:47 GMT -6
Can anyone find a video of this SNL skit:
Let's Kill Gary Gilmore For Christmas Written by: Michael O'Donoghue
... Candice Bergen ... Gilda Radner ... Dan Aykroyd ... Jane Curtin ... John Belushi ... Laraine Newman ... Garrett Morris
[Candice Bergen stands before the well-trimmed Christmas tree at home base and addresses the camera.]
Candice Bergen: One night this July, Gary Gilmore killed a Utah service station attendant and the next night he shot a twenty-five year old student twice in the head. He was convicted of the second murder and sentenced to death. Gilmore requested that the sentence be carried out by firing squad. Prison officials were flooded with calls with people volunteering to shoot Gilmore, a job which pays a hundred and twenty-five dollars. Gilmore's lawyer is negotiating with publishers and motion picture studios for book and movie rights and there has been a cry for public execution. [holds up a New York Post with a large front page headline: The Gilmore Ruling: KILL HIM] All three networks have asked permission to film the event and, if permission is not granted, then there's talk of filming the execution, from a dirigible, helicopter or hang glider. And so it's in this spirit that Saturday Night has prepared a very special Christmas song.
[As the music begins, we dissolve to the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and then to a close-up of Gilda Radner, her hair and face pelted with artificial snow, as she sings:]
Gilda Radner: There's a little guy in Utah with a single Christmas wish For one special thing that can't be substituted Doesn't want to get electric trains, get toys or get pet fish All he really wants to get is executed
[Dissolve wide to take in the rest of the cast, dressed in holiday sweaters amid falling snow, women in the front row, men in back. Everyone sings:]
Cast: So let's kill Gary Gilmore for Christmas Let's hang him from atop the Christmas tree Let's give to him the only gift that money can't buy Put poison in his egg nog, let him drink it, watch him die
[Dan Aykroyd talks while the others hum softly:]
Dan Aykroyd: Let's throw another yule log on the fire And then let's throw Gary Gilmore on there too With a ribbon so gay and a card that will say "Dear Gary, Merry Christmas to you"
Jane, Laraine, Gilda: In the meadow, we can build a snowman One with Gary Gilmore packed inside
John, Garrett, Dan: We'll say "Are you dead yet?" He'll say "No, man"
Cast: But we'll wait out the frostbite till he dies
Gilda: I've one Christmas wish
Jane, Laraine, John, Garrett, Dan: Just ask it
Gilda: Please put Gary in a casket
Cast: So let's toll the silver bells for him While he can still hear what they say Ding dong ding dong You're dead, so long We can thrill Gary Gilmore If we kill Gary Gilmore On this Christmas Day
[Dissolve back to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.]
"And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." Revelation 14:19-20.
whitediamonds: The DP is used criminally against innocents of society far too long & too many. They suffered death, not by peaceful means or methods. The DP needs as already stated to be kept alive.
Dec 30, 2016 10:58:11 GMT -6
starbux: @potassium_Pixie Hopefully DT will sign the death warrants for several inmates who have been waiting to get their needle
Mar 4, 2017 13:41:58 GMT -6
nykkic: I think I'm still opposed to the DP .. but at the same time I can see why it might be necessary for certain crimes.. I don't have to like it but I've come to respect it
Jun 7, 2017 15:35:38 GMT -6
john - uk: Merry Christmas everyone
Dec 22, 2017 7:17:56 GMT -6
arizonavet: It (the death penalty) has saved many lives of innocent people nykkic.
Apr 15, 2018 15:59:55 GMT -6
donji: If murderers would agree to murder humanly maybe we could work something out! If with malice and forethought you take a life you should forfit your life.
Aug 30, 2018 19:05:34 GMT -6
donji: Did he say the family of mr. trump!
Aug 30, 2018 19:07:34 GMT -6
donji: Saw the whole video i'm assuming the anti dp folks wanted to dramatize,and overstress the poor muderers pain.The only queston should be was the sentence carried out?
Aug 30, 2018 19:13:31 GMT -6
VA Justice: Was the prodeathpenalty.com site sold to a new owner? The web site content seems to have changed significantly in the past few months or so.
Jan 31, 2020 14:27:07 GMT -6
Ariel: Is this forum dead?
Aug 25, 2020 17:20:00 GMT -6
Ariel: Nobody seems to be posting!
Aug 25, 2020 17:20:14 GMT -6
dudleysharp: A little late, here. There are many subtopics to the death penalty, with religion being only one. I debate all subtopics, including religion. I have two standards of my support for the death penalty, which are justice and sparing more innocent lives. contd
Oct 6, 2020 11:39:11 GMT -6
dudleysharp: I do not include religion for my acceptance of capital punishment. Never have. But I do debate that or help others debate that topic. The anonymous critic, above, has no clue nor perception.
Oct 6, 2020 11:46:00 GMT -6
397643: Victim #21 Aubry Dennis Adams Jr was put to death May 4, 1989. Deeply religious, Aubry's final words were "My death is God's will. I am now with my lord and savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. He also forgave those who had anything against him.
Jan 27, 2021 13:12:40 GMT -6
ruger57fanboy: 55, bachelor, born-again, pro-gun, pro-life, chihuahua dad. Why I'm pro-DP is assault parole boards and assault good time are both freeing murder one convicts.
Jan 28, 2021 23:54:49 GMT -6
Deleted: Hi Everyone , Havent been here in a while , hope everyone have been keeping safe ..
Mar 20, 2021 3:49:30 GMT -6
Breka: Long time no see - wishing all a good easter break 2021 !
Apr 2, 2021 1:17:32 GMT -6