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Ellen DeGeneres fans all know that the only thing better than one Ellen DeGeneres is ... two of her!
That's what Kate McKinnon proved on Wednesday's show, where she popped up as a DeGeneres look-alike for laughs and some seriously bad jokes. McKinnon has "done" DeGeneres on "Saturday Night Live" before, but this was the first time she came on the talk show to imitate its host.
"I love her so much," the real DeGeneres told her audience. "[B]ut it's weird to have somebody do impressions of you because you hear it and you're like, 'Well, that's such an exaggeration. I mean, it's funny, but that doesn't sound like me at all.' And then the next day your friends call you up and they're like, 'Did you see Kate on 'SNL'? She sounded exactly like you.'"
DeGeneres' good spirits were in full force as McKinnon came on stage dressed in the same outfit as her host: white pants, beige jacket, blue shirt. And, of course, cropped blonde hair. McKinnon interrupted DeGeneres' monologue, saying, "I'm Ellen, Step aside, blondie," and then said she'd be taking over.
"Hi y'all," said "Ellen." "Happy Wednesday. I gotta tell you about something that happened last night up at the house. [Portia De Rossi] and I got a puppy and we named it Kid to make it sound like we have a kid. Funnily enough a kid is a baby goat. And I love baby goats! I love 'em! I love baby goats! True story: I once went on a ski vacation with a baby goat."
DeGeneres had to jump in on that one. "That's not true at all," she insisted.
But McKinnon wasn't yet finished, going on about "her" "kitty cats" and how all the animals she and Portia own just climb into bed with them. Naturally, DeGeneres protested.
"Well, Ellen, do you know what happens now?" DeGeneres finally asked.
"Of course I do," said McKinnon. "I'm Ellen. We dance."
Which is exactly what happened!
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