In a bit in which she co-starred with Jon Hamm, who also appeared in a cameo during the monologue where he joked about being backup host which went over people’s heads to the extent he had to explain the joke days later, Lohan would have been Monroe and Hamm played JFK ”appearing to Rick Santorum, played by Andy Samberg while he is at conservative event,” according to TMZ.com.
The piece was rehearsed, then performed in front of a live audience, but was axed because of time constraints.
It wouldn’t have made any difference to the overall show, except to inspire ire from others tired of Lohan aping her heroine (she’s currently channeling Elizabeth Taylor because it behooves her, but she’s clearly obsessed with Monroe; she was styled as Monroe for New York Magazine in 2008, and Vogue Spain 2009, and Playboy 2011, and Lohan compared herself to the late actress in the book forward for Marilyn: Intimate Exposures).
Reviews of the March 3 episode noted that she was pushed to the background of her own sketches, with the core cast doing the hard work. Moreover, she lacked comedic timing, charisma, and the whole monologue served only for peers to spew platitudes about forgiveness in something that made for a poor opening.