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  Season 29: Episode 2





03b: Justin Timberlake

Rainbow Connection

.....Justin Timberlake
Kermit/Bill.....Will Forte

[ open on Timberlake standing in front of a faux brick wall ]

Justin Timberlake: Growing up, the two shows I never missed were.. "Saturday Night Live".. and "The Muppet Show". So, if you don't mind, there's antoher dream I've always had, and that's to sing.. with Kermit the Frog.

[ Kermit the Frog appears atop the brick wall ]

Hello, Kermit.

Kermit: Justin, I'd be honored to sing with you.

Justin Timberlake: Well, I just figured.. when's the next time you're gonna have a chance, right?

Kermit: Well, uh.. what shall we sing?

Justin Timberlake: I've already got it picked out.

[ SNL Band accompanies the duo by playing "The Rainbow Connection" ]

Kermit: Awww.. this is a nice one!

Justin Timberlake: [ singing ]
"Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows?
And what's on the other side."

Kermit: [ singing ]
"Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide."

Justin Timberlake: [ singing ]
"So we've been told
And some choose to believe."

Kermit: [ singing ] "I know they're wrong, wait and see."

Together:
"Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me."

Kermit: You're a very good singer, Justin.

Justin Timberlake: You're not so bad yourself, Kermit.

Kermit: Maybe you and Kiki Dee should cut an album! [ laughs ]

Justin Timberlake: [ singing ]
"Who says that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on a morning star."

[ Justin leans in too close to Kermit ]

Kermit: Ow!

Justin Timberlake: Sorry..

Kermit: Careful, Justin - you stepped on my buddy's leg there!

[ singing ]

"Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it's done so far."

[ Justin leans in too close again ]

Ow!!

Justin Timberlake: Sorry!

Kermit: I've been telling you all week!!

Justin Timberlake: [ singing ]
"What's so amazing
That keeps us star-gazing?"

Kermit: "And what do we think we might see?"

[ Justin has again gotten too close to Kermit ]

Seriously! BACK OFF!!

Justin Timberlake: Is this any better? [ reaches behind the brick wall and kicks Kermit's puppeteer ]

Kermit: Ow! Ow! Ow!

Justin Timberlake: [ yelling ] Yeah, you like that, don't you, Kermit?!

[ in the mad scuffle, Timberlake kicks down the brick wall to reveal Kermit's puppeteer sprawled across the floor in pain. He continues to speak to Timberlake through Kermit. ]

Kermit: Guys! Guys! Stop fighting! This song is about togetherness!

Justin Timberlake: He's right..

Kermit: Bill? Can you say to Justin that you're sorry for shoving him?

Bill: [ meekly ] I'm sorry, Justin..

Kermit: And, Justin? Can you say you're sorry to Bill for being a douchebag?

Justin Timberlake: I am not.. a douchebag..

Kermit: [ singing ]
"Someday we'll find it The rainbow connection The lovers, the douchebag, and me."

[ angered, Timberlake continues to beat up Kermit's puppeteer ]

[ fade ]


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