Saturday Night Live

Brian Williams/Feist

Season 33, Ep 4, Aired 11/3/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Live from New York, it's... Senator Barack Obama! Sketches include "Clintons' Halloween Party, "Maybelline for Men," "Bronx Beat," "Reilly's Way," "Publishers' Clearinghouse," "A Day in the Life of Brian Williams" (digital short), "Larry King Live," "iPhone," "Drexel University Debate," and "Dunham & Kirk." Feist performed "1-2-3-4" and "I Feel It All."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Roy King

  • Seth Meyers


  • Fred Armisen


  • Darrell Hammond


  • Amy Poehler


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • "Joe Biden sucks 9/11"

    By HelloStuart, Nov 05, 2007

  • Out of character for Brian Williams, that is.

    By YanksWS96, Nov 18, 2007

  • Brian should do it again!

    By JPPT1974, Nov 14, 2007

  • You're in charge of your own pleasure....

    By whoaitsconner, Nov 05, 2007

  • Not a super strong episode primarily because the writers were unwilling to take chances with Williams or he did not want to stray too far from the anchor role.

    By FarleyRules, Nov 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Brian Williams (to Democratic presidential candidates): Gentlemen, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to run. I have a 15-minute pre-debate interview with Senator Clinton. We're going to ask her about her plans for her first 100 days in office. I wish you all good luck tonight, although we, again, in the media have pretty much made up our minds to go with Senator Clinton.

    • Larry King: Well, you heard it here first from J.K. All wizards are gay. J.K. Rowling: Larry, there aren't really wizards. Larry King: Well, that's a whole 'nother show. Stick around. Things are gonna get hotter. Coming up, the sexiest woman alive- Ann Margret is here so stay tuned.

    • John Edwards: Hillary, thank you so much for throwing this Halloween party. Hillary Clinton: John Edwards, I'm so glad you came. I just thought it would be good for all of us Democrats to get together after Tuesday's debate. (laughs) John Edwards: Agreed. Hillary Clinton: Yeah, because even though things can get heated, come next November, we all have to support the Democratic nominee - no matter who she may be. John Edwards: And may I just say, that is a great witch costume. Hillary Clinton: I'm actually a bride.

    • Brian Williams: You know, when I agreed to host "SNL", I believed I was following in this long tradition of newsmen who have appeared on this show. Icons, heroes of mine. Like Walter Cronkite, Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings. It wasn't until rehearsal this morning that I was told those were not the actual newsmen, but cast members doing impressions of them. The newscasters never risked their own careers and reputations by coming here.

    • Brian Williams: Good evening, I'm Brian Williams and that's how I roll.

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    Notes (7)

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Maybelline for Men," "Riley's Way," "Publisher's Clearing House," "Larry King Live," "Democratic Nominees Backstage," "IPhone," and Feist's performance of "I Feel It All."

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Maybelline for Men," "Riley's Way," "Publisher's Clearing House," "Larry King Live," "Democratic Nominees Backstage," and "IPhone."

    • Maya Rudolph's last episode.

    • This was the last live broadcast before the WGA strike that started on November 5, 2007.

    • Brian Williams is the very first network news anchor to host SNL, and the second NBC News reporter to host the show (following Ron Nessen).

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    Trivia (3)

    • In most cases, the host thanks all the other guests; however, Brian Williams didn't thank Al Roker, Bono, or Matt Lauer.

    • The newspaper articles seen after the "Drexel University Debate" sketch were fully written (though satiric and including childish insults about all the candidates) and readable in the high-definition broadcast.

    • In the "Deleted Gay Scenes" from the Harry Potter films, Prof. McGonagall refers to Lord Voldemort by name. In the books as well as the movies, only Harry and Prof. Dumbledore refer to Voldemort by name, with all other characters being terrified simply by the mention of his name.

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