Saturday Night Live

Season 35 Episode 23

Alec Baldwin/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 15, 2010 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • At the beginning of the "Bedelia's Birthday" sketch, Alec Baldwin addresses Bedelia as "Belinda"; the next time he refers to the character by name he calls her "Bedelia."

  • Quotes

    • Sally Field: Preniva won't solve all your problems. You'll always be a woman.

    • Coach Rooney: The kid has two things in common with Greg Louganis; he hit his head on the diving board, and I'll let you figure out the second one.

  • Notes

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: the Snooki segment on Weekend Update, Tom Petty's performance of "Jefferson Jericho Blues,"
      "Arizona Evenings," "Bedelia's Birthday,"
      "Whistle If You Can" and "Snipers."

    • Will Forte and Jenny Slate's last episode.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a commercial about men having smooth scrotums; a burned former teen idol (Alec Baldwin) finally responds to adoring fan's (Kristin Wiig) letter; Broadview Security (rerun Jude Law/Pearl Jam); in a spoof of the "Sex in the City" movie, a man (Alec Baldwin) can't have sex; a man (Will Forte) finds a car, sings with its owner about finding the car; and on Weekend Update, a man (Will Forte) with a proclivity for kangaroos gives a commentary.

    • The Sally Field/"Preniva" sketch was very similar to a sketch featured on LOGO's sketch comedy series, The Big Gay Sketch Show. TBGSS also featured a similarly-themed Boniva parody ad starring a Sally Field imitator in a 2008 episode.

    • The clapboard in the "Arizona Evenings" sketch states the director's name as "J. Lutz." Longtime SNL writer John Lutz not only wrote this sketch, but he also made a brief appearance in the "Hudson Valley Swim Team" sketch later in the show.

  • Allusions