Saturday Night Live

Season 31 Episode 15

Antonio Banderas/Mary J. Blige

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Apr 08, 2006 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • An interview with SNL writer Bryan Tucker conducted in December 2006 revealed that he wrote the "Wine Snobs" sketch that is performed in the episode's 10-to-1 timeslot. The interview reveals Tucker's struggle with the sketch barely making it into the episode's unusually long 2 1/2 hour dress rehearsal and finally into the live show.

    • The name of the character played by Antonio Banderas in the "Besos y Lagrimas" sketch, Paolo, is the Italian form of the name "Paul," rather than the Spanish form, "Pablo."

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    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a commercial where live roaches eat head lice; a sketch about a woman (Kristin Wiig) who complains on and on with a fellow bar patron (Antonio Banderas); a sketch about two models' (Antonio Banderas, Kenan Thompsons) fierce battle to appear on a romance novel cover, a parody of America's Next Top Model; a Digital Short where a man's (Andy Samberg) lobster claw-like hands impede eating; Ed Mahoney (Jason Sudiekis) annoys another store clerk (Antonio Banderas) while shopping; a sketch about a soccer player (Antonio Banderas) who yearns to be in the game; and Tech Pack, a commercial about a man (Jason Sudiekis) showing off an electronic gadget carrying fanny-pack resembling a bomb to a possible interested customer (Kristin Wiig).

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: "Weekend Update", Mary J. Blige performance of "Enough Crying", and "Wine Snobs."

    • The NBC rerun cuts Finesse Mitchell's commentary piece from Weekend Update.

    • This Mary J. Blige's second time as musical guest on SNL, and her first time since 1993.

    • Maya Rudolph did not appear in this episode; Bill Hader does not appear until the goodnights.

    • This is SNL's 600th live broadcast.

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