Saturday Night Live

Season 28 Episode 21

Adrian Brody/Sean Paul & Wayne Wonder

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 10, 2003 on NBC
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Adrian Brody/Sean Paul & Wayne Wonder
Live from New York, it's... Maya Rudolph! Sketches include,"American Idol," "Brian Fellow's Safari Planet," "The Self-Obsessed Man," "Live With Regis & Kelly," "Saddam & Osama" (cartoon), "Lensmasters," "Ballroom Dance For Beginners," and "Velvet Productions." Sean Paul performed "Get Busy" and Wayne Wonder performed "No Letting Go."

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In the "Regis & Kelly" sketch, Kelly Ripa mentions that she will not be pregnant again for another six months. Regis then says "Wait 'til October." Six months from May would be November, not October.

      • The "Manservant" sketch seemed to be quite similar to a sketch from year 15 called "His Face," where host Corbin Bernsen alienates his date (Jan Hooks) with his fascination with his face.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Tina Fey: Police and school officials in Northbrook, IL are investigating a girl's touch football game called "The Powderpuff Game," in which senior girls slapped, punched, and splattered the junior girls in the face with mud and feces. What happened to the good old days, when girls would just spread rumors that you were a lezzie?

      • Tina Fey: Avid fans of the X-Men movie have already found more than 42 flaws in the new film. And yet, they can't see the flaws in their own lives.

      • Jimmy Fallon: Gary Hart announced this week that he would not run for president in 2004, saying, "I have concluded that I do not have sufficient enthusiasms for the mechanical side of campaigning." After listening to the announcement, the mailman nodded awkwardly and slowly backed away.

      • Tina Fey: Police in Verona, Italy, have arrested a priest who regularly visited a brothel and hired hookers to dress up like nuns. A spokesman for the Vatican described the priest's behavior as "progress."

      • Tina Fey: Chinese peasants, who lack the medical knowledge and funds to fight SARS are lighting firecrackers to scare off the god of plague. Unfortunately, the firecrackers have only succeeded in scaring off the god of fingers.

      • Tina Fey: U.S. military personnel have located some 40,000 manuscripts missing from the Iraqi National Museum. Or, as President Bush likes to call them, "manuscripts of mass destruction."

      • Ryan Seacrest: Who do you think should be voted off, Paula?
        Paula Abdul: Um, I don't think anyone should ever be voted off anything, ever.
        Ryan Seacrest: Simon?
        Simon Cowell: All I have to say is I hate you, Ryan Seacrest, and I hope you get SARS.
        Ryan Seacrest: Hope I get SARS? Who peed in your cornflakes? I did. Randy?
        Randy Jackson: Dawg, dawg, dawg, listen dawg, between these two dawgs, dawg...
        Ryan Seacrest: Randy, Randy... hold that thought, we'll be right back!

    • NOTES (8)

      • The 60 minute edit adds the "Global Century" ad spoof from Ray Liotta/The Donnas (1/18/03).

      • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: Wayne Wonder's performance of "No Letting Go," "Velvet Productions," "Dance Class," "Lensmasters," "TV Funhouse: Osama and Saddam," "Narcisstic Guy," and "Mom Jeans."

      • The E! rerun of this episode edits out Don Pardo announcing the second musical guest (Wayne Wonder), leaving in Sean Paul's performance (including Adrien Brody's introduction to Sean Paul where he is dressed as a Jamaican and starts rambling in a Jamaican accent).

      • Adrien Brody's "tirade" in a Jamaican accent before introducing Sean Paul was not planned/scripted, basically dashing his chances of ever hosting the show again.

      • Seth Meyers doesn't appear in this episode.

      • Renee Zellweger was also considered to host this episode.

      • This is the fifth episode in recent seasons to feature two musical guests. In 1990, Spanic Boys and Julee Cruise performed in the Andrew Dice Clay episode; in 1993, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson performed in the Kevin Kline episode; in 1998, Luciano Pavoratti and Vanessa Williams were credited as musical guests with host Alec Baldwin; in 2001, Shakira and Bubba Sparxxx performed in the Derek Jeter episode. This is worth noting in that having two musical guests in one broadcast occured much more often during the early years of SNL.

      • Adrian Brody is the fourth 2002 Academy Award Nominee to host this season, joining Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, and Selma Hayek. This also means that the show has had someone from each acting category host this year.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Adrian Brody turns into a kissing bandit during his monologue, as a parody of his mauling Halle Berry at the 2003 Oscars. This is also very similar to Mariel Hemingway's lip antics during her monologue in Year 21, which was a parody of her appearance on Roseanne.

      • Ryan Seacrest: "We'll be right back"
        This American Idol tagline parodies how the show constantly adds drama by announcing the eliminated contestants after commercials, and the ad parodies Coca-Cola commercials featuring R&B singer Mya that aired constantly during the show in 2003.