SNL Transcripts: Lady Gaga: 11/16/13


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  Season 39: Episode 6

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November 16th 2013

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga


R. Kelly


CBC News TorontoSummary: Canadian Governor Rob Ford (Bobby Moynihan) repeatedly apologizes for his credibility bungles.



Lady Gaga’s MonologueSummary: Attention-starved Lady Gaga parodies herself by singing “Cheap Applause”.

Paxil Second Term StrengthSummary: The anti-depressent that helps President Barack Obama (Jay Pharoah) cope with the scandals and calamaties of his second term in office.

Recurring Characters: President Barack Obama, John Boehner.

Waking up with KimyeSummary: Hosting their own morning talk show, Kanye West (Jay Pharoah) and Kim Kardashian (Nasim Pedrad) gab with an Apple technician (Lady Gaga) passing herself off as a genius.

Recurring Characters: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Jenner.

Whaaat? Cover SongsSummary: Adam Duritz (Taran Killam) promotes a compilation album of the worst cover songs of all time.

Recurring Characters: Adam Duritz, Nathan Lane, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne, Britney Spears, Lana Del Ray.

Lady Gaga with R. Kelly performs “Do What U Want”

Weekend Update with Seth Meyers & Cecily StrongSummary: Cranky Mr. Senior (Kenan Thompson) insists that people wait for Thanksgiving to end before getting in the Christmas mood. Speech critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam) refuses to retract his 1963 criticism of Abraham Lincoln, and has a few choice words about other political figures since.


Co-Op BoardSummary: Hoping to move into a new apartment, a married couple (Beck Bennett, Vanessa Bayer) must endure personal questions from the building’s eccentric co-op members.


Spotlightz Camp For Serious Child ActorsSummary: Laura Parsons (Vanessa Bayer) and other child actors perform scenes from Academy Award-winning films.

Recurring Characters: Laura Parsons.

BlockbusterSummary: A group of Blockbuster employees mourn the closing of their store and stumble upon a makeshift island paradise filled with other former employees.

Lady Gaga performs “Gypsy”

Fourth Grade PageantSummary: Enthusiastic parents (John Milhiser, Lady Gaga) encourage their daughter’s fourth grade performance by gyrating the dance moves from within the audience.

2065Summary: In the year 2065, an elderly Lady Gaga struggles to maintain relevancy in a world that has passed her by.

Rose ZoneSummary: Highlights of talk and reality shows are front and center for female viewers who only want to watch the good stuff.


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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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