Of the three songs that Jimmy Fallon parodies only Nickelback's "How you Remind Me" is captioned correctly, Ludacris' "Roll Out (My Business)" is captioned generically as rap music and Five for Fighting's "Superman" is captioned as "It's Not Easy To Be Me" by David Gray.
Jimmy Fallon: (Five For Fighting-"Superman") I can go downhill, on the icy snow, dressed up in my unitard, where else can I go. I'm only a man, on two skinny red skis, instead of cologne I'm wearing antifreeze. Can't even tell, if I'm winning the race, because snot is frozen on my face. It's not easy, to downhill ski...
(Ludacris-"Roll Out") What in the world was on your mind? What you got on your mind? A couple of dudes with nosebleeds and its hard to breathe at that height with that hype people it's just white people, cuz ain't no homies play hockey. If it's below 30 you can bite me. Turn off my Sony til you stop that. I'm gonna see a movie with a hot pack- thaw out!
(Nickelback-"How You Remind Me") Never made it as a luge man, couldn't hack it on the bobsled, now you don't have to remind me of how I will get hurt. You don't have to remind me, haven't done it since the fourties, go down a mountain like 50 stories, all the drugs that I'll be takin', for all the bones that I'll be breakin'. I will cry, I could die, you'll have to find my body at the bottom, these few words in my head, saying, 'Don't die don't die Don't die on this sleeeeddd...' Yeah, yeah, please don't die on this little sled!
Justin: By the way, Brit, I had a great time last night.
Britney: Umm, Justin- that wasn't me.
Justin: Kattan, you've got to stop doing that!
Gemini's Twin, "Dance Nation Proclamation"
Jonette: You been throwin' orders like you were the boss, now you ain't gettin' none of this barbecue sauce!
Brittanica: You been actin' all cruel, you been mean, so you better keep your spoon out of my baked beans!
Dijonaise: Puttin' on your cheese like you was a yuppie, boy you better watch out, I'm gonna kick you in the...
All: Hush puppies! You been acting like a jerk, what in tarnation? my daddy's gonna throw your butt off of my plantation! Goin' down south-south-south-south, goin' down south-south-south-south goin' down south-south-south-south, goin' down south-south-south-south...
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series.
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Loose Bear" (rerun 12/8/01), "Brian Fellow's Safari Planet," "Camp X-Ray," "HBO: First Look," "9 News Morning Edition," Britney Spears performance of "Boys."
This was the most-watched episode of Season 27.
The E! rerun of this episode abruptly ends Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon playing his Winter Olympic parody of "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback. The part where Neil Diamond (Will Ferrell) and Gay Hitler (Chris Kattan) appear is cut.
The E! rerun of this episode has a dress rehearsal version of "Inside Barbie's Dreamhouse" where there are different camera angles than in the live show. Some examples include: (a) a zoom-in on Ken (Chris Kattan) when Ken comes in the dollhouse, (b) After Skipper (Britney Spears) says, "It's not my dream; it's your dream!" the camera cuts to Barbie (Amy Poehler) gasping and breaking down (as opposed to the live show version where the camera stayed on Britney Spears crying on the couch, then cutting to Poehler crying next to the Barbie mirror), and (c) After Skipper (Spears) says, "I wanna stay here with you, Mom!", it cuts to Barbie (Poehler) saying, "Mom?" (the live show version stayed on Britney for a few more seconds, then cut to Poehler after she said, "Mom?").
This episode never aired on Comedy Central, but did air on E!
The sketch "A Message From Martha Stewart" was the cold opening for this episode in dress rehearsal.
One of the promos for this episode featured the members of Gemini's Twin (with Britney Spears as the third member) saying: "One of us is pregnant, one of us is a virgin, and one of us is Britney Spears!"
Britney Spears performed "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" and "Boys".
All of Dan Aykroyd's sketches were cut after the dress rehearsal except for "The Leatherman." He was added to the cold opening at the last minute (taking over Chris Kattan's role).
This is the first episode featuring Tracy Morgan's character Astronaut Jones.
This is the first episode Ana Gasteyer was open about her pregnancy.
Darrell Hammond replaces Chris Kattan as Geraldo Rivera in this episode, probably because Chris Kattan was also playing Gay Hitler in the same sketch.