Saturday Night Live

Season 32 Episode 8

Annette Bening/Gwen Stefani, Akon

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 09, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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."