Saturday Night Live

Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers

Season 31, Ep 17, Aired 5/6/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Live from New York, its... Will Forte! Sketches include "Bill Frist's Gas Plan," "Wheel of Fortune," "Kaitlin and the Iguana," "Ariell & Ephraim" (film), "Ma!," "Claremont Yoga Center," "Colin's Place," and "Country Club Tennis." Red Hot Chili Peppers performed "Dani California" and "Give It Away."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amy Poehler


  • Andy Samberg


  • Bill Hader


  • Chris Parnell


  • Darrell Hammond


  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • "I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper..."

    By HelloStuart, May 07, 2006

  • I expected more.

    By Darth-Revan45, May 23, 2006

  • ahahah it was funny !

    By michellexox, May 10, 2006

  • Well done Tom Hanks

    By henryweil3, May 08, 2006

  • Give it away, give it away, give it away now! Cause no one would buy this episode. Hell, they might as well keep this episode.

    By TheDiamondDog, May 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Amy Poehler: David Blaine on Monday entered a water-filled plastic sphere at Lincoln Center, where he will stay for one week, and get oxygen and liquid nutrients through a single tube. He will emerge this Monday and with any luck, do a magic trick.

    Notes (5)

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: a sketch about a couple (Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks) who frantically try to take over the work left by their absent housekeeper (Maya Rudolph); a commercial where roaches eat head lice; a Digital Short where a police officer's (Andy Samberg) lobster claw-like hands impede eating; "Gump: The Musical," where Tom Hanks reprises his Oscar-winning role on the Broadway stage; a sketch where two janitors (Horatio Sanz, Tom Hanks) are accused of theft; "Tech Pack"; and a sketch about a weird secretary (Fred Armisen) who bothers those who enter Brian Glazer's office.

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: the Rosie O'Donnell segment on Weekend Update, "Wheel of Fortune," "Kaitlin's Iguana," "Tennis Players," and Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance of "Give It Away."

    • On the 9/16/06 rerun, "Claremont Yoga Center" sketch switches places with "Wheel of Fortune" sketch. In the original live broadcast, "Claremont" was originally shown after Weekend Update and "Wheel of Fortune" was the first sketch after the monologue.

    • Red Hot Chili Peppers performed on SNL for the first time in 14 years.

    • Seth Meyers does not appear until the goodnights.

    Trivia (5)

    • At the beginning of the "Please Don't Cut My Testicles" sketch, Chris Parnell has a boombox but at the end of the piece it's nowhere to be found.

    • In the film "Ariell & Ephraim," 21st century cars can be seen on the street, despite the fact that it's supposed to take place in 1991.

    • At the end of the "Universal Studios" sketch, Tom Hanks' character calls his mother via cell phone. If he had the phone all along, why didn't he use it beforehand?

    • Also in the Universal Studios sketch, the brothers waiting in line watch their mother ride the "Revenge of the Mummy" roller coaster. In real life, this is impossible, since the ride is fully enclosed in both the Florida and Hollywood incarnations.

    • In the parade portion of the "Ma!" sketch, there is a person dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon has moved its studios from Universal Studios Florida, and has severed all ties with Universal, for all intents and purposes, in order for Viacom to use their Nickelodeon properties at their own theme parks.

    Allusions (2)

    • The "Colin's Place" sketch is loosely inspired by the 1970s TV series Sanford & Son.

    • The faux music video "Please Don't Cut My Testicles" is a spoof of the clip for Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy."

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