Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 29: Episode 2
[ 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 ]
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.”
“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 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 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 itThe rainbow connectionThe lovers, the douchebag, and me.”[ angered, Timberlake continues to beat up Kermit’s puppeteer ] [ fade ]