SNL Transcripts: Anna Kendrick: 04/05/14: Anna Kendrick’s Monologue


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  Season 39: Episode 17

13q: Anna Kendrick / Pharrell Williams

Anna Kendrick’s Monologue

…..Anna Kendrick
…..cast of “Saturday Night Live”

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — Anna Kendrick!

Anna Kendrick: Thank you! Thank you SO much! It is SO exciting to be here hosting “Saturday Night Live”! I’ve done a lot of movies lately, but… actually, um, I got my start in the musical theater. When I was 10, my dad took me to see “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway… and I just KNEW I wanted to be up there, so… to be here on this New York stage is so incredibly exciting. It just feels like something out of a storybook.

[ music pots up ]

Anna Kendrick: [ singing ]“SNL.
Can’t believe I’m hosting!
It’s a show
I’ve always adored..

Full of lovely people
Coming up… to say:”

Taran Killam: Bonjour!

Kenan Thompson: Bonjour!

Kyle Mooney: Bonjour!

Sasheer Zamata: Bonjour!

Kate McKinnon: [ walking past ] Hello, Anna!

Anna Kendrick: [ singing ]“There go the writers and the cast, like always
Rewriting scripts until the end.
Everyone must do their part!
For the show’s about to start!
And tonight will be so magical.”

Bobby Moynihan: Oh, hey, Anna!

Anna Kendrick: Hi, Bobby! Don’t you just LOVE being on stage?

Bobby Moynihan: I mean… it’s more of a TV show

Anna Kendrick: But it’s LIVE and it’s WONDERFUL, and YOU’RE wonderful!

Bobby Moynihan: Okay, you’ve got to pace yourself, girl!

Anna Kendrick: Okay, Bobby! Bye!

[ Kendrick walks past Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon having their hair combed ]

Together: [ singing ]“Look, there goes Anna and she’ll be great, no question!
She’s talented beyond compare!”

Kate McKinnon: [ with an Irish lilt ] “She can do an Irish lilt!”

Vanessa Bayer: [ with a Scottish brogue ] “She can do a Scottish brogue!”

Kate McKinnon: “Was that supposed to be a Scottish brogue?”

[ cut to Kendrick with Beck Bennett ]

Anna Kendrick: Bonjour!

Beck Bennett: Hello!

Anna Kendrick: “I love your costume!” [ she runs over to Cecily Strong ] “Bonjour!”

Cecily Strong: Hi there!

Anna Kendrick: “I love your face!” [ she runs to Aidy Bryant ]

Aidy Bryant: “My wig! My wig! My wig is missing!

Anna Kendrick: Have you checked the top of your own head?

[ Aidy nods and runs, as Taran Killam runs forward ]

Taran Killam: Ahhhh, Anna!

Anna Kendrick: Good evening, Taran! I wanted to tell you how much I like your part in that restaurant sketch!

Taran Killam: The one where I’m a waiter with no lines?

Anna Kendrick: Is that the one? It’s my FAVORITE part of the whole entire show!

Taran Killam: But I don’t say ANYTHING!

Anna Kendrick: That’s what makes you so great!

Taran Killam: [ chuckling ] Oh, well, thank you!

Anna Kendrick: No, thank YOU! Thank you SO much!

[ Kendrick runs off, as Aidy, Cecily and Kate join Taran ]

Together: [ singing ]“Oh, there she goes, she’s full of wide-eyed wonder!
It’s her first time at SNL!
She’s a Tony nominee
and an Oscar nominee
I just hope she knows that we don’t pay that well!!”

[ Kendrick is worked over by make-up artists ]

Anna Kendrick: [ singing ]“Ohhhhhhhhhh, isn’t this amazing?
Who’d have ever thought that this could beeeeee?”

[ she stands behind Lorne Michaels, as he watches the cast on a monitor ]

Anna Kendrick: [ singing ]“I’m herrrrrrrrrrre!
With Lorne Michaels watching…”

[ Lorne turns to reveal that he’s really on his cellphone ]

Anna Kendrick: [ singing ]“I can tell that he’s really liking this and liking meeeeeee!”

[ she leans against Lorne’s back as he walks away ]

Cast: [ singing ]“Look! Here she comes, it’s lovely Anna Kendrick!
And she is hosting SNL!
The rumor is a fact!
She’s singing and that’s that!
It’s gonna be a real good show!
A funny and an awesome show
A magical, exciting showwwwwwwww

Anna Kendrick: We have a great show for you tonight! Pharrell Williams is here! So 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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