Saturday Night Live

Jake and Elwood Blues & Howard Shore's All-Bee Band

perform "King"
Season 1, Episode 10: January 17th, 1976

Jake Blues...John Belushi
Elwood Blues...Dan Aykroyd

Beekeeper...Howard Shore

Bee Band...Saturday Night Live Band

 

This segment doesn't feature Howard Shore as much as the "St. James Infirmary" with the All Nurse Band and "I Feel Pretty" with the All Monster Band did. But he is quite animated in the background as he conducts the orchestra.

 

Zipped audio file of "King Bee"

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Zipped audio file of "Saturday Night Live Theme Song" composed by Howard Shore

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[Open on close-up of episode host, Buck Henry, as the song "King Bee" begins playing]
 

Buck Henry: And they say they don't know where the new comics are coming from. Anyway, here's Howard Shore and his All-Bee Band.

[Applause. Dissolve to close-up of lead singer Jake Blues. He and his silent partner Elwood are both dressed as Bees. Elwood plays harmonica, accompanied by the All-Bee Band conducted by Bee-Keeper, Howard Shore]



Jake Blues: All right! All right. All right, now, are you ready for the blues? Lemme hear you say "Yeah!" Yeah! All right, all right. Are you feelin' all right? Lemme hear you say "Yeah!" Yeah! All right, all right, now how many people out there, how many men out there ever had an old lady leave 'em? Lemme hear you say "Yeah!" Yeah! All right, everybody, that's everybody, that's everybody. All right. Well, lemme give you some free advice, all right? You know, my old lady comes up to me and she says "You been messin' around." My old la-deees come up to me and they say "You been messin' around with some other women." And I say "Honey, honey, you just take me as I am or you just let me be." That's right

 


[sings]
'Cause I'm a king bee buzzin' 'round your hive
Well I'm a king bee, baby, buzzin' 'round your hive
Well I can make honey, baby, let me come inside.



Well I'm a king bee, I want you to be my queen, yeah
I'm a king bee, baby, want you to be my queen
Well, together we can make honey, baby, the world has never seen.

 

Okay, let's buzz a while!

Buzz buzz (buzz buzz), Buzz buzz (buzz buzz)
Buzz buzz (buzz buzz), Buzz buzz (buzz buzz)


Well sting me, baby! [Jake does a few cartwheels and somersaults]

 


I'm a king bee, I can buzz all night long
Well I'm a king bee, baby, I can buzz all night long
Well I can buzz better, baby, when your man is...

 


When your man is...
When your maaan is...

 


[low, quaking voice] When yo' maaan...
[Rapidly] When-your-man-is...
[unintelligible yell]...
When-your-man-is...
Whed-you-la-la-la...
When your man is gone!



[Jake climbs onto a stool and jumps off...]

 

[...lying on stage as Elwood and the band finish the song. Applause and fade]

 


[show credits]

 

 

 

 

See also:

 

Howard Shore
and His All Nurse Band
Howard Shore
and His All Monster Band