Saturday Night Live

Steve Martin/Prince

Season 31, Ep 12, Aired 2/4/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Filmed in New York, it's... Steve Martin! Sketches include "The Sabotage of Baldwin" (film), "Teddy Bear Holding a Heart," "Oprah," "Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford," "Hamas Party," "Close Talkers" (film), "Quick Zoom Theater," "Super Bowl XL Rehearsals," "Backstage: Steve, Alec and Lorne," "The Prince Show," "State of the Galaxy 2145," "The Tangent" (film), "Surfer Club," and "Naturally Crafting." Prince performed "Fury (A Woman Scorned)" and "Beautiful Loved, and Blessed" featuring Tamar.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amy Poehler

    Herself

  • Andy Samberg

    Himself

  • Bill Hader

    Himself

  • Chris Parnell

    Himself

  • Don Pardo

    Announcer

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • He takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’…

    By HelloStuart, Feb 05, 2006

  • Three digital shorts in one night. Read more as the best is yet to come...

    By thecomedianky, Feb 05, 2006

  • The Purple Panther and the Little Pink Corvette

    By TheDiamondDog, Feb 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (9)

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a sketch about a painter (Bill Hader) and his agent (Steve Martin); a sketch where a lame dad (Martin) sells a book of likewise jokes; and a couple (Amy Poehler, Martin) try to get a loan approval while drunk.

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: Weekend Update, "The Tangent," Prince and Tamar's performance of "Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed," "Super Bowl XL Rehearsals," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams 3000," and "Don't Buy Stuff You Can't Afford."

    • This episode marks the first time Prince has been on SNL since February 21st, 1981, making this the longest gap between appearances of any kind in the show's history.

    • This episode drew 9.3 million viewers; this was the highest rated episode of season 31.

    • Finesse Mitchell does not appear until the goodnights.

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    Allusions (2)

    • "The Prince Show" sketch co-starred Beyonce (played as always by Maya Rudolph), who starred with Steve Martin in the 2006 remake of "The Pink Panther." Beyonce also appeared with Prince at the 2004 Grammys, a performance that was essentially the backbone of this sketch.

    • The "Teddy Bear Holding a Heart" sketch spoofs a popular and long-running ad campaign by Debeers.

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