SNL Transcripts: Justin Timberlake: 10/11/03: Rainbow Connection


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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.”

“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 ]


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 ]

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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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