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Lindsay Lohan is continuing her comeback tour on NBC in anticipation of her much-hyped return to Saturday Night Live this weekend. Following her heartfelt interview with Matt Lauer that aired on the Today show Thursday morning, she served as the main guest on the March 1 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
It's no surprise Lohan popped up on Fallon's show (Lorne Michaels is the executive producer), and the two spent much of their time together chatting about Saturday Night Live, since Lohan's last hosting gigs were when Jimmy Fallon was still a regular on the venerable comedy series.
Lohan, 25, reiterated what she told Lauer -- that she "nagged" Michaels until he agreed to give her another shot on the show.
"I kept asking him," she said. "I wasn't giving up."
And when Michaels ran into Lohan in Los Angeles, he offered her the hosting gig on the spot: "You know Lorne, he's very straight to the point," Lohan told Fallon. "He was like, 'What about March 3?' I'm like, 'I'm free!'"
Fallon left the more controversial aspects of Lohan's reputation aside to focus on their SNL history. They even launched into an extended conversation about being in the very first "Debbie Downer" sketch in 2004, starring Rachel Dratch as their inappropriately dour relative at Disneyland.
"We couldn't stop laughing," Fallon recalls of the giggle-filled sketch.
"It was worse than that, because you and Horatio [Sanz] kept looking at each other and stuffing waffles in your mouth," Lohan said. "I think you kicked me at one point. I got scared I was going to get in trouble!"
"Horatio was wiping tears with these Mickey Mouse waffles," Fallon laughs.
Watch Lindsay and Jimmy talk SNL below: