Saturday Night Live

Season 34 Episode 3

Anna Faris/Duffy

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Sep 27, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dress Basement was pictured located under "Hunan Fort Chinese Restaurant," a spoof of Hunan Fifth Chinese Restaurant, which recently went out of business because of back-rent and an alleged rat infestation.

  • Quotes

    • Katie Couric: What lessons have you learned from Iraq, and how, specifically, would you spread democracy abroad?
      Gov. Sarah Palin: Specifically, we would make every effort possible to spread democracy abroad to those who want it!
      Katie Couric: Yes, but... specifically, what would you do?
      Gov. Sarah Palin: We're gonna promote freedom, usher in democratic values and ideals, and fight terror-loving terrorists.
      Katie Couric: But again and, not to belabor the point, one specific thing?
      Gov. Sarah Palin: (pauses) Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines.
      Katie Couric: I'm sorry?
      Gov. Sarah Palin: I want to phone a friend.

    • Amy Poehler: Scientists reported this week that a newly discovered chicken-sized dinosaur that lived in North America survived by eating termites. The scientists arrived at this conclusion using a technique they call "guessing."

    • Seth Meyers: Sunday's 60th Prime Time Emmy Awards were hosted by the five reality show host nominees, in an apparent attempt to make us hate television.

    • Jim Lehrer: Throughout the debate, I will urge you both to look at one another up to and beyond the point it becomes uncomfortable.

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "My Ex-Boyfriend," "Googie Rene's Slightly Stained Wedding Dresses," "Deep House Dish," "Scores," and both performances by Duffy- "Mercy" and "Stepping Stone."

      The 60 minute version includes an odd rarity-- a commercial break in the middle of Weekend Update!

    • Anna Faris previously worked with Darrell Hammond in the 2003 movie Scary Movie 3.

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: February 21, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: Clay Aiken (Will Forte) meets with disappointed fans; a spoof of Cash4Gold commercials where two women (Anna Faris, Kristin Wiig) want to trade their silver for cash; a digital short where the sun (Andy Samberg) tries to cheer everyone up; a couple (Will Forte, Kristin Wiig) hire a babysitter for their dragon baby; Heidi Klum (Anna Faris), Howie Mandel (Fred Armisen), Ryan Seacrest (Bill Hader), Tom Bergeron (Jason Sudiekis) and Jeff Probst (Andy Samberg) host a variety show; Katy Perry (Casey Wilson) of "I Kissed A Girl" fame sings about other stuff she did; and during Weekend Update, David Blaine (Andy Samberg) performs more publicity stunts.

  • Allusions

    • Gov. Sarah Palin: Katie, I'd like to use one of my lifelines.
      Katie Couric: I'm sorry?
      Gov. Sarah Palin: I want to phone a friend.

      This is an allusion to the British-American game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.