Was Tina Fey Supposed to Be In Lindsay Lohan’s ‘SNL’ Monologue?

Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan at the "Mean Girls" premiere in 2004 (Getty Images)

Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan at the "Mean Girls" premiere in 2004 (Getty Images)

One of the bright spots of Lindsay Lohan‘s spotty “SNL” guest hosting appearance this past weekend was a monologue that joked about her recent problems in a very head-on manner. Imagine how much funnier it would have been if Tina Fey was in it? Or if she wrote it?

The New York Daily News learned that Fey was supposed to be there, but for one reason or another, she didn’t make it to Studio 8H on Saturday night. Fey’s spokesperson claims that the “30 Rock” star and former “SNL” castmember was going to be in the monologue with Lohan, but couldn’t go because both her kids got sick at the same time. The article gets information from other sources that Fey had even written a draft of the monologue, and still other sources said that Fey denied an invite that was personally extended by Lohan.

We’re more inclined to believe Fey’s spokesperson, as Fey has long been a big believer in the talents of Lindsay Lohan; she cast Lohan in her 2004 movie “Mean Girls,” back when LiLo was more known as an up-and-coming star than as tabloid fodder for her legal and drug exploits. And anyone who has kids can tell you, when one kid gets sick, odds are the other kids (and likely, the parents) will also get sick, so the scenario the rep presented is entirely possible.

Besides, with Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon providing support, why would Fey be distancing herself from Lohan at the moment she needed the support most? It doesn’t seem like Fey’s style, and it would seem to be odd that she’d be backing away from Lohan just as she’s trying to get back on track.

What’s interesting is that the monologue ended up being so good, considering how many last-minute changes were supposedly made to it; Lohan supposedly was set to sing during her monologue, but that was scrapped during rehearsals in favor of the very funny bit that ended up making the cut. In fact, we like it so much, we’re giving it to you to watch again:

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