Don Pardo stuttered while saying Gwen Stefani's name in the opening credits.
Female A-Hole: This baby doesn't look like Santa.
Seth Meyers: It was reported that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will host a second wedding party this Sunday in Beverly Hills for friends who couldn't make it to their wedding in Italy. You know, Katie's friends.
Amy Poehler: Many mothers are disappointed that Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, is leaving the children's music group The Wiggles as they see him as a major sex symbol. Also disappointing these women: their husbands.
(Rapper Diddy is deep in thought)
Diddy: I'm a successful whatever-I-am.
Female A-Hole: When is "24" coming back?
Male A-Hole: Jack Bauer's a pimp!
(Diddy is filming himself in the bathroom for his MySpace live video)
Girl: Diddy, what are you doin'?
Diddy: I got no ****ing idea.
Sketches cut from the 60 minute version: "Stanfield and Parlow," the Al Gore segment on Weekend Update, "Good Morning I Hate This Town," "Student-Teacher Alliance," "Pep Talk" (Digital Short), "Buyer Beware," "Valtrex" (rerun from 11/11/06), and Akon's performance of "I Wanna Love You."
NBC never reran this episode.
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: a sketch where Mrs. Claus (Annette Bening) has an affair unbeknownst to Santa Claus; The Showners (Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph) receive a package in the mail; Celebrities eating (3 parts)- 1. Liberace (Fred Armisen) eating spaghetti bolognese at a rapid pace, 2. Gregory Peck (Bill Hader) eats clams at a rapid pace, 3. Julie Andrews (Annette Bening) drinks a root beer at a rapid pace; and a commercial where soap actors Michael Park and Kim Zimmer advertise their condom of choice for sex scenes.
During the "Stanford & Partlow" skit, time was running short, so they ended it with a 10 second-long bumper of Bening.
The SNL Digital Short "Pep Talk" was cut from the dress rehearsal of the Matthew Fox/Tenacious D broadcast. It was co-written by John Lutz and Fred Armisen.
Warren Beatty was in the audience for this broadcast, but opted not to appear in any sketches.
In the digital short "Fast Food Pep Talk," the title sequence reading "Happy Holidays" is a take off of the show LOST's opening title, with the words appearing than zooming in and fading out a bit.
The song during Weekend Update is an obvious spinoff of the 1990 Aerosmith hit "Living on the Edge."
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