Saturday Night Live

Season 37 Episode 1

Alec Baldwin/Radiohead

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Sep 24, 2011 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • "WDHX Channel 19" was previously cut from the Ellen Page/Wilco dress rehearsal in Year 33.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: President Obama cold open, where the Big O (Fred Armisen) talks about the faltering economy; Jay Pharoah performs a song about Broadway; Netflix representatives (Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudiekis) make even more poor changes to service; an ad spoof where electronic alerts inform cell phone's owner of impending danger; a sketch where the Willy Wonka Oompa-Loompas have a reunion on the Today; Top Gun Screen Tests #2- more failed screen tests from the 1986 movie, including Michael Winslow (Jay Pharoah), Dennis Miller (Seth Meyers), and Captain Lou Albano (Bobby Moynihan); and on Weekend Update, Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer give a commentary and separately, an angry ginger (Andy Samberg) talks about being discriminated against.

    • With this episode, Nasim Pedrad is promoted to the repertory cast.

    • Jay Pharoah did not appear in this broadcast.

    • With this episode, Alec Baldwin surpasses Steve Martin as the most frequent host in SNL history. This was Baldwin's 16th appearance on the show since 1990, not counting cameos.

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