SNL Transcripts: Anna Kendrick: 04/05/14


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 39: Episode 17

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


Bit Players:

April 5th, 2014

Anna Kendrick

Pharrell Williams


Lorne Michaels

Icona Pop

Hans Zimmer


GM HearingsSummary: General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Kate McKinnon) remains vague about her company’s recent ignition switch recall.


Anna Kendrick’s MonologueSummary: Anna Kendrick and the cast perform a Broadway-style medley about how excited she is to host “SNL”.


Fox & FriendsSummary: Steve Doocey (Taran Killam), Brian Kilmeade (Bobby Moynihan) and Elizabeth Hasselback (Vanessa Bayer) discuss the Obamacare deadline disaster with survivor Bethany Ravenal (Anna Kendrick), as well as global warming with science guy Neil deGrasse Tyson (Kenan Thompson).

Recurring Characters: Steve Doocey, Brian Kilmeade, Elizabeth Hasselback.

Dongs All Over the World Summary: Group of girls have the nasty idea to travel the globe in search of “Dongs All Over the World.”

The Little MermaidSummary: Ursula (Aidy Bryant) wants Ariel’s (Anna Kendrick) voice, until she discovers the little mermaid is tone-deaf when it comes to singing.

FlirtySummary: Evan (Kyle Mooney) shies his way around asking his neighbor Sara (Vanessa Bayer) for a date.


Pharrell Williams performs “Happy”

Weekend Update with Cecily Strong & Colin JostSummary: German chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) recalls her recent dealings with Russian president Vladmir Putin. To help explain the importance of drinking responsibly, Brooks Wheelan tells an anecdote about the time he got drunk and his friends put butter in his pants. George R.R. Martin (Bobby Moynihan) admits he’s out of good ideas for his “Game of Thrones” books.

Recurring Characters: Angela Merkel.

Les Jeunes de ParisSummary:

Principal FryeSummary: Principal Frye (Jay Pharoah) and the Vice-Principal (Vanessa Bayer) address students during a field trip to the Norfolk Zoo.

Pharrell Williams performs “Marilyn Monroe”

Big JoeSummary: Big Joe (Taran Killam) wants to save Miss Sara’s (Anna Kendrick) brother (Bobby Moynihan) but is unable to lift the huge rocks.


AuditionSummary: Layla Burke (Anna Kendrick) and her tone-deaf sister Cammy (Vanessa Bayer) audition to appear in Pharrell Williams’ next music video.

NCAA Tourney: Best of the White GuysSummary: Mundane basketball clips showcase white player in action.


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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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