SNL Transcripts: Janet Jackson: 04/10/04: Janet Jackson’s Monologue


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  Season 29: Episode 17

03q: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson’s Monologue

…..Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson: Thank you, it’s really great to be here hosting “Saturday Night Live”, and it’s really been an exciting year for me, so uh.. did anybody happen to see the Superbowl? [ audience cheers wildly ] Thank you, I was afraid of that.

You know, the one reason why I wanted to do this show was so that people would see that I’m a regular person. And that my family was jsut an average family, no different than yours. I can prove this – I brought some old home movies. Would you guys want to see them? [ audience cheers enthusiastically ] Yeah?

[ cut to old home movie footage of a little girl twirling in circles in a ballet costume ]

Janet Jackson V/O: Okay. Here I am – see, I took ballet, just like a normal little girl. I think my moves were pretty good, you know, for a little kid. It was fun —

[ camera pans right to show the Jackson Five practicing in the living room ]

Janet Jackson V/O: Oh – that’s right. My brothers, they had this band. I-I completely forgot about that.

[ cut back to Jackson at Home Base ]

Janet Jackson: You know, just typical brothers. We were just like any other family.

[ cut to more home movie footage of the siblings are clowning around together on the couch ]

Janet Jackson V/O: Oh, look! There we are, altogether. There’s me.. and Reebie.. and Jackie.. and Tito.. and Jermaine.. LaToya.. and Marlon.. and Randy.. and Michael..

[ camera cuts to an additional three children on the couch ]

Oh. Well.. we actually had three other siblings, and.. I don’t know their names, I.. never really talked to them, you know? They kind of freaked me out a little.

[ camera cuts to Jackson as a young girl sitting in an outdoor baby pool ]

Janet Jackson V/O: Oh! Here’s a really cute one, this is a really old one. Here I am, playing in the pool..

[ the strap of Jackson’s bathing suit top snaps, exposing her childlike bosom ] [ cut back to Jackson at Home Base ]

Janet Jackson: It’s a little swimsuit malfunction.

We have a great show for you tonight. The musical guest is someone you’re really going to enjoy. Stick around, we’ll be right back!

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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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