Saturday Night Live
Johnny keep your nose clean


Saturday Night Live

 Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show. In 1980, Michaels left the series to explore other opportunities. He was replaced by Jean Doumanian, who was replaced by Ebersol after a season of bad reviews. Ebersol ran the show until 1985. Since Michaels' return he has held the job of show-runner. Many of SNL's cast found national stardom while appearing on the show, and achieved success in film and television, both in front of and behind the camera. Others associated with the show, such as writers, have gone on to successful careers creating, writing, and starring in television and film.

Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean

Betty Boop..... Bernadette Peters [TITLE CARD: "The War Department Presents"]

[Dissolve to TITLE CARD: Betty Boop in Johnny Keep Your Gun Clean]

[Iris onto black-and-white scenery highlighted by an inkwell, as the cap pops off and Betty Boop emerges from within]

Betty Boop: [singing] "For all you G.I. privates who are standing at attention... [She salutes]
There is something kind of personal I'd really like to mention.

We think it's quite terrific that you're in the South Pacific
Just be good and careful that you don't fall in a trap.
Don't come home to Betty with a nasty dose of... [She claps her hands together]
Johnny, keep your gun clean!

I want to be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I want to be loved by you alone.

Don't come home from France, with the enemy in your pants!

Who can love a Sarge, with a dishonorable discharge?

Better stop your drillin', or you'll be on penicillin!

I'm waiting for you patiently, I'd really love to see ya'.
But don't come home to Mama, with a case of gonerrhea!

I want to be loved by you
Just you and nobody else but you
I want to be loved by you alone.

Keep it clean!
Keep it clean, fellas!"

[She salutes and smiles, as the scenery irises out]