Saturday Night Live

Steve Carell/Usher

Season 33, Ep 13, Aired 5/17/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Live from New York, it's... Steve Carell! Sketches include "Pounder School Commencement Ceremony," "The Democratic Primaries," "Deal or No Deal," "Two A-Holes Do Karaoke," "The Japanese Office" (Digital Short), "McCain 2008," "The Charlie Flitt Show," "American Red Cross," and "Bless This Child." Usher performed "This Ain't Sex" and "Love in This Club, Part 1" (featuring Young Jeezy).

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Roy King

  • Seth Meyers

    Himself

  • Darrell Hammond

    Himself

  • Jason Sudeikis

    Himself

  • Kristen Wiig

    Herself

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • "Sorry about that, Chief."

    By HelloStuart, May 19, 2008

  • It's Baby Got Baaaaaaack

    By whoaitsconner, May 18, 2008

  • Not a strong way to end the season. I had high hopes for this episode and was disappointed overall.

    By FarleyRules, Nov 09, 2008

  • A good way to end a split season

    By Water78, May 24, 2008

  • Steve Carell hosting the season finale. What more can you ask for?

    By SNLfan4life, May 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (5)

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson segment on Weekend Update, "Two A-Holes Do Karaoke," "McCain in One," "The Charlie Flitt Show," "Bless This Child," and Usher and Young Jeezy's performance of "Love In This Club."

    • In Latin America, this episode aired on August 2, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television.

    • Steve Carell is only the second person to have hosted both a season premiere and a season finale.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a series of short films called "Yankee Stadium": 1 - Martin Scorcese (Fred Armisen) and Rosie Perez (Amy Poehler) recall the famous stadium. 2 - Matthew Broderick (Fred Armisen) and Sara Jessica Parker (Amy Poehler) enjoy memories of the stadium. 3 - Nina Gordon (Amy Poehler) and Gene Simmons (Fred Armisen) divulge their memories of Yankee Stadium; Steve Carell talks about traveling the country on a motorcycle with his dog; a Mexican man (Fred Armisen) misunderstands direction during a movie tryout; a man (Jason Sudiekis) is upset with production of a home video when his actors, Gene Simmons (Fred Armisen) and Paul Stanley (Steve Carell) continue to use foul language; Mark Wahlberg (Andy Samberg) has conversations with animals about his movies; and during Weekend Update, Usher gives commentary about younger men marrying older women.

    • This season finale officially makes this the shortest season in SNL history, with just 12 episodes. The previous record was a tie, held by the 13-episode 6th season (from 1980-81) and the 13th season (1987-88). Both of these seasons (ironically enough) also involved writer's strikes, but the 6th season was cut short for several other reasons (new producer, entirely new cast and crew, low ratings, bad reviews), and almost everyone involved in that season was let go.

    Trivia (1)

    • During the opening credits of "The Japanese Office" sketch, the equivalent of Ryan wasn't shown.

    Allusions (1)

    • "The Democratic Primaries" spoofs the "There can only be one" ad campaign for the 2008 NBA Playoffs.

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