Kate McKinnon nails Ellen DeGeneres impersonation on Saturday Night Live

Says Ellen: 'I’m going to invite her to LA because I want her to go to Thanksgiving for me'

Kate McKinnon nails Ellen DeGeneres impersonation on Saturday Night Live
19 November 2012

New Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon is clearly a standout and is helping to fill the void left by Kristin Wiig who departed at the end of last season.

McKinnon, who is also a lesbian, nailed an impersonation of Ellen DeGeneres that is getting raves – including DeGeneres herself.

‘She’s really funny,’ DeGeneres told viewers on her daytime show as she showed clips of McKinnon as her.

‘I’m going to invite her to LA because I want her to go to Thanksgiving for me,’ she joked.

DeGeneres reflected on the oddness of seeing someone as her: ‘It was fun to watch but it’s weird being impersonated. You look at it going, ‘Really? Do I sound like that?’ You think, ‘That doesn’t sound like me, that sounds like a cartoon character. … And I thought the same thing watching Finding Nemo.’

DeGeneres, of course, was the main voice in Nemo.

Below are clips of McKinnon with Ellen’s analysis.

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