Saturday Night Live

Anna Faris/Duffy

Season 34, Ep 3, Aired 9/27/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Live from New York, it's... Tina Fey! Sketches include "Sarah Palin Interview," "New Friends," "The First Presidential Debate," "Rowboat Date," "Scores," "Deep House Dish," "Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dress Basement," and "Superior Ex-Boyfriend." Duffy performed "Mercy" and "Stepping Stone."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Roy King

  • Darrell Hammond


  • Amy Poehler


  • Seth Meyers


  • Kenan Thompson


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Double the blonde, double the fun

    By HelloStuart, Sep 29, 2008

  • This was the worst, most unfunny SNL I have seen in a very long time.

    By linkedup8484, Sep 30, 2008

  • Thanks, Amy. Thanks, Seth. But, more especially, thanks, Duffy... just kidding...

    By whoaitsconner, Sep 28, 2008

  • This episode started off strong and peaked with WU. After that, it was all downhill. Outside of the two political sketches and WU, there wasn't a lot to love here.

    By FarleyRules, Nov 09, 2008

  • OK, but hope it gets better soon!

    By stitchfan85, Oct 01, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Katie Couric: What lessons have you learned from Iraq, and how, specifically, would you spread democracy abroad? Gov. Sarah Palin: Specifically, we would make every effort possible to spread democracy abroad to those who want it! Katie Couric: Yes, but... specifically, what would you do? Gov. Sarah Palin: We're gonna promote freedom, usher in democratic values and ideals, and fight terror-loving terrorists. Katie Couric: But again and, not to belabor the point, one specific thing? Gov. Sarah Palin: (pauses) Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines. Katie Couric: I'm sorry? Gov. Sarah Palin: I want to phone a friend.

    • Amy Poehler: Scientists reported this week that a newly discovered chicken-sized dinosaur that lived in North America survived by eating termites. The scientists arrived at this conclusion using a technique they call "guessing."

    • Seth Meyers: Sunday's 60th Prime Time Emmy Awards were hosted by the five reality show host nominees, in an apparent attempt to make us hate television.

    • Jim Lehrer: Throughout the debate, I will urge you both to look at one another up to and beyond the point it becomes uncomfortable.

    Notes (4)

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "My Ex-Boyfriend," "Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dresses," "Deep House Dish," "Scores," and both performances by Duffy- "Mercy" and "Stepping Stone." The 60 minute version includes an odd rarity-- a commercial break in the middle of Weekend Update!

    • Anna Faris previously worked with Darrell Hammond in the 2003 movie Scary Movie 3.

    • International airdates: Latin America: February 21, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: Clay Aiken (Will Forte) meets with disappointed fans; a spoof of Cash4Gold commercials where two women (Anna Faris, Kristin Wiig) want to trade their silver for cash; a digital short where the sun (Andy Samberg) tries to cheer everyone up; a couple (Will Forte, Kristin Wiig) hire a babysitter for their dragon baby; Heidi Klum (Anna Faris), Howie Mandel (Fred Armisen), Ryan Seacrest (Bill Hader), Tom Bergeron (Jason Sudiekis) and Jeff Probst (Andy Samberg) host a variety show; Katy Perry (Casey Wilson) of "I Kissed A Girl" fame sings about other stuff she did; and during Weekend Update, David Blaine (Andy Samberg) performs more publicity stunts.

    Trivia (1)

    • Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dress Basement was pictured located under "Hunan Fort Chinese Restaurant," a spoof of Hunan Fifth Chinese Restaurant, which recently went out of business because of back-rent and an alleged rat infestation.

    Allusions (1)

    • Gov. Sarah Palin: Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines. Katie Couric: I'm sorry? Gov. Sarah Palin: I want to phone a friend. This is an allusion to the British-American game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

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