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How many of you remember the Carole King song, You’ve Got a Friend?

You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come runnin’, to see you again.

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, all you got to do is call, and I’ll be there, yes I will.

You’ve got a friend.

The idea of the song is that a friend is always available.

How many of you remember Saturday Night Live, back in the old days, when it used to be funny?

One time, Steve Martin was a guest, and he did this incredibly funny bit about the Carole King song.

In the sketch, Steve Martin is walking the Carole King character back from a date. He asks to come in, but Carole says that she’s busy trying to finish a song and can’t take anymore time that evening.

He gives up, and decides to just hang out outside Carole’s apartment building. Next you see Carole through her window at her piano.

All of a sudden, a couple guys come up and mug Steve Martin, stabbing him, and leaving him for dead.

Just then, Carole starts the chorus,

You just call out my name…

And Steve Martin starts screaming, “Carole! Carole!” But she can’t hear him because she is singing.

Finally a commentator comes on, and says that Carole was so touched by the tragedy of her friend that she wrote her next hit, It’s Too Late, Baby.

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