An unidentified loud bang is heard during the beginning of the cold opening; Darrell Hammond reacts by breaking character and quickly glancing to the side.
Celine Dion: You know, I will never forget the time I asked my mother, "What is Chanukah?" And she say, "Celine, it's a holiday celebrated by people who own all the movie studios and the planes."
Sally Jesse Raphael: Jean, I understand your daughter Amber has been causing you a lot of heartache.
Jean: Yes Sally, she is really out of control! I mean, she swears at me all the time, she bit her little brother's nose off. Last week, I caught her in bed naked with a dog.
Sally Jesse Raphael: Naked with a dog?
Jean: Yes. And we don't even have a dog.
Britney Spears: Okay, y'all, Chanukah is special holiday, where we, as Christians, take time out to think about forgiving our Jewish friends for killing our Lord.
Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: Beck's performance of "Sexx Laws", "So This is Channukah," "Goth Talk," Weekend Update and "Madeline Kahn Tribute."
The "So This is Channukah" sketch was heavily protested by prominent Jewish groups, forcing NBC to promise to never air it again. However, they soon reversed their decision (although the sketch is not included in the syndicated version).
Beck Hansen is the fourth musical guest in SNL history to appear on the show twice in the same calendar year. Unlike his first two appearances, Beck does not appear in any sketches.
Christina Ricci accidentally punches Ana Gasteyer in the nose during the "Sally" sketch, prompting her to break character and gasp in disbelief.