SNL Transcripts: Ian McKellen: 03/16/02


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March 16th, 2002

Ian McKellen

Kylie Minogue


Kylie Minogue, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”

  • A Message From Tom Ridge

    Tom Ridge (Darrell Hammond) unveils new color-coded alert system.

  • Ian McKellen’s Monologue

    McKellen explains why he loves the cast of “Saturday Night Live”.

  • Kotex Classics

    Kotex Classics bring back the thrill of the pads of yesteryear.

  • Versace Oscar Party

    Donatella Versace (Maya Rudolph) makes her Oscar picks.

    Recurring Characters: Donatella Versace.

  • Delicious Dish

    Liam Shannessy (McKellen) discusses Irish cuisine.

    Recurring Characters: Margaret Jo McCullen, Lynn.

  • TV Funhouse

    Fun With Real Audio explores Bjork’s swan outfit at the 2001 Oscars.

  • Hot Air Balloon Mystery Theatre

    Killer (Chris Parnell) can’t escape detective (McKellen) on small balloon.

  • Kylie Minogue performs “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”.

  • Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon & Tina Fey

    Dame Maggie Smith (McKellen) reems Oscar nominees, kisses Jimmy Fallon.

    Paula Jones (Rachel Dratch) regrets boxing match with Tonya Harding (Amy Poehler).

    Jimmy Fallon’s Scottish joke magically summons Louie Anderson (Jeff Richards).

    Recurring Characters: Paula Jones, Tonya Harding.

  • The Ferey Muhtar Talk Show

    Turkish talk show bombs except for Darrell Hammond’s loose fake moustache.

    Recurring Characters: Ferey Muhtar, Tariq Uzekiel.

  • One-Man Show

    Edmund McGrave (McKellen) presents the life and times of Charles Dickens via wigs.

  • Kylie Minogue performs “In Your Eyes”.

  • Kevin and Richie’s Comic Book Zone

    Kevin (Seth Meyers) and Richie (Horatio Sanz) share a love for comic books.

    SNL Transcripts

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    Author: Don Roy King

    Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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