After a one season hiatus, the "You are now watching MADtv" theme song returns as the show's opening theme song, albeit in a different form.
Final episode in which Michael McDonald is a castmember, who with 3 episodes as a featured player, 226 episodes (231 counting the season 6 holdovers) and 10 seasons as a star, is officially MADtv's longest staying castmember in the show's history.
Final episode in which Jordan Peele is a castmember.
Debra Wilson, Mo Collins, and Michael McDonald are the only three people to have all appeared in some way, shape or form in The 100th Episode, The 200th Episode, and The 300th Episode while Michael McDonald is the only person to have been a castmember during all of those episodes.
For some reason, the dance music that is usually played in The Sopranos P.A.X. T.V. Presentation when the stripper is on-screen didn't play in this episode.
When Montell Williams goes "La La La La" in his song, he does it in a way that is most likely a nod to a former MadTv regular character known as Ms. Vancome. She was often known for saying those words whenever anybody said something Ms. Vancome didn't agree with in order to drown out their speaking.
If you look closely at the drummer during The Black Tirade, you can see he never makes contact on the cymbals, even during cymbal crashes, as can be seen by the cymbals never moving after the drummer 'playing' them, therefore leading to the questioning of the whole band's performance as a charade. If the performance was a charade, the song deserves the name, "The Black Charade".
The sketch "Maury & Connie's All Star Christmas Spectacular" was cut short because the guest pig in the sketch did not stick to the script. It defecated on the carpet causing the cast members in the sketch to withdraw in hysterics, then proceeded to urinate on the carpet. Michael McDonald attempted to reduce the mess by holding the glass he had up to the pig to no avail. Realizing that nothing they say or do could top the pig's improvisation, the sketch was terminated and renamed "A Christmas Surprise from Maury & Connie - Happy Holidays!"
In the William Shatner thanksgiving commercial spin-off, they mentioned the Chippewa Indians owning the casino. The Chippewas lived mainly in the Great Lakes Region, in Michigan and in Canada, not in Massachusetts and by Plymouth Rock.
Ike Barinholtz's dad appears as an extra in the "Mrs. Campbell Goes to the Movies" skit.
In the Ms. Swan skit. When Ms. Swan breathes on the window to say "hi" in writing, you can see it already says "hi" probably from rehearsal.
Daniele Gaither, Keegan-Micheal Key, Nicole Parker, and Jordan Peele are promoted to full cast members
Jordan Peele does not appear in this episode.
Mofina does not match any of Mofaz's previous descriptions of his female daughter, which was (in episode #907), named Debby with a huge mustache problem. Her general age frame in this sketch does not match the ages of his ten kids, as given by Mofaz in #609 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 29).
The Super Duper Millionaire sketch is almost identical to the millionaire sketch with Lorraine
In the "Kim Jong-Il" sketch, the audience member who got shot disappears after one of the political prisoner band members is shot and taken away, and reappears in the audience at the end of the sketch.
During the Price Is Right sketch, the on-air title says this particular episode of The Price Is Right is from February 1974. However, later in the sketch, the announcer makes a comment regarding a shampoo bottle "looking like Chewbacca". The original Star Wars movie didn't come out until 1977.
Update: The voice-over at the beginning (over the GSN logo) says Circa 1977, but the on-screen title reads "Originally aired February 1974.
In the Disneyland sketch, the wife says "Take him out in front of the Country Bear Jamboree." The Country Bear Jamboree doesn't actually exist anymore. After being closed in September 2001 it was later replaced by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction in April 2003.
Stuart mentions the time that he fell down a well and Doreen replies that he got a lucky quarter out of it, but the time he fell down the well he found pennies, not quarters.
When Stuart mentions all the bad things that happened to him, he mentions being trapped in a gorilla cage and having to suck on the gorilla's teat for nourishment. However, in the episode where that happened, Stuart did that completely out of choice, and besides, he seemed to be enjoying it.
In the Tikvah sketch, at the end, the one of the 2 girls (Weir and the other woman) tell Marvin "We can't drive. We're only 14". But the newer girl earlier says, "Since I moved here" & Weir goes "... she's my roommate." You can live with another 14-year-old girl without a parent ... in L.A.?
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