Was Lindsay Lohan in Rachel Dratch’s First Debbie Downer Skit?

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A fictional Saturday Night Live character portrayed by Rachel Dratch, Debbie Downer’s first appearance was on May 1, 2004, with guest host Lindsay Lohan.

Debbie Downer is a fictional Saturday Night Live character portrayed by Rachel DratchDebbie Downer is a fictional Saturday Night Live character portrayed by Rachel Dratch

In her debut, Debbie Downer appears with five family members played by Lindsay Lohan, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, and Horatio Sanz.

They discuss their plans for the day while eating breakfast at a restaurant in Walt Disney World.

Rachel Dratch, Lindsay Lohan, Jimmy Fallon, Dratch, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, and Horatio Sanz in Debbie Downer's debut episode on SNLRachel Dratch, Lindsay Lohan, Jimmy Fallon, Dratch, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, and Horatio Sanz in Debbie Downer’s debut episode on SNL

The term downer has been used to refer to a “depressing person” for several decades. While she appeared in many episodes, the first Debbie Downer sketch is still Rachel Dratch’s favorite.

“My favorite was the first one [with Lindsay Lohan] where we call cracked up because you know you try not to laugh when you’re on “SNL.” It’s such a cheat because the audience loves when you crack up and I would really try not to, but that one was just out of control. It was so fun,” she said in an interview with HuffPost in 2014.

“People often ask, “Is the show really live?” I like it when things go off a little to remind you, yes, the show is truly live and anything can happen. That seems to be the one people remember the most of the Debbie Downers,” the American actress added.


In April 2012, Lindsay Lohan had recently finished her probation. It seemed like she was enjoying every minute of her new-found freedom.

Lindsay Lohan in a lace dress and Marc Jacobs sunglassesLindsay Lohan in a lace dress and Marc Jacobs sunglasses

The American actress, model and recording artist was spotted during the third day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012, in Indio, California

The then 25-year-old actress wore an all-white lace ensemble, which was highlighted by her mint green Prada Saffiano Lux tote. How do you like Lindsay’s reformed image?

Lindsay Lohan's mint green Prada Saffiano Lux tote Lindsay Lohan’s mint green Prada Saffiano Lux tote

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