Saturday Night Live‘s current female MVP Kate McKinnon has already gained an incredible amount of respect for her scene-stealing characters on the late night show. One impersonation she really nails? Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Hey, if you don’t believe us, take the real Ellen DeGeneres’ word for it:
The highest form of flattery you can get is from the person you’re flattering by impersonating… isn’t that how that old saying goes?
Ellen liked Kate’s portrayal so much she had the comedian come on Ellen on Wednesday to reprise her impersonation, and things get… well, a little confusing. Watch the video below to see Kate impersonating Ellen, Ellen impersonating Kate impersonating Ellen, and Kate impersonating Ellen impersonating Kate impersonating Ellen and you get the idea:
See, we told you it gets confusing! But we bet you couldn’t stop smiling the whole time you were watching, right?
Better step up your game, Alex on Happy Endings!
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