Saturday Night Live

Season 28 Episode 15

Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Feb 22, 2003 on NBC
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Live from New York... it's Christopher Walken! Sketches include "Hardball," "Pranksters," "The Continental," "Bad Raft Captain," "African American Archives," "Welcome Home Colonel Angus," "Lovers in a Cabin," and "The Rialto Grande." Foo Fighters performed "All My Life" and "Times Like These (One-Way Motorway)" with Jim Carrey playing his leg like a guitar.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The dress rehearsal version of The Continental for this episode is slightly different than the live show version: 1) Walken (as The Continental) has a lab coat and goggles in the dress rehearsal version and doesn't change out of them until the unseen visitor finds the "Girls Gone Wild" video in one of The Continental's books. In the live version, he doesn't have the lab coat and goggles on at all. 2) In the dress rehearsal version, the unseen visitor is actually a new neighbor who visits The Continental. In the live version, the unseen visitor is a model who's being interviewed by The Continental for his new line of cosmetics. 3) Walken wears a black, slicked back wig in the dress rehearsal version; the live version, his real hair is used (this could also be because the first sketch was "Pranksters" where Walken's real hair was also used and there was no time between sketches to change).

      • In the "Crazy Life Raft Captain" sketch, you can tell that Chris Walken and the three featured players (Meyers, Armisen, and Forte) are on a raft attached to a mechanical device to simulate that they're in the water.

      • In "The Continental" sketch, The Continental (Walken) offers the unseen viewer Andre's Cold Duck. Typically, a cold duck is a drink served with sparkling burgundy and champagne (or champagna, as The Continental would say), and earlier on, he mentioned that he wasn't going to serve champagne again because of the whole anti-French kick that was in the news at the time of this episode.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Colonel Angus: Yes! It is. There'll be no more "Colonel Angus", ladies. Call me by my given name.
        Miss Anabelle: Oh, Enil..
        Melinda: I so love the sound of "Colonel Angus".. but I guess I could give Enil Angus a try.
        Colonel Angus: [ to a passing farm boy ] You there, Boy! ride into town and tell the Postmaster.. that if anyone is looking for Enil Angus.. to come knockin' at the rear entrance.. of Shady Thicket.

      • (after singing "Times Like These")
        Dave Grohl: Thanks, Jim.

    • NOTES (15)

      • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series.

      • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: Trans American Airlines commercial (rerun from Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill); Antique Roadshow (3 parts) - 1) Man (Horatio Sanz) queries value of his beer stein, 2) Woman (Amy Poehler) queries value of her photo album, 3) Man (Tracy Morgan) queries value of his century-old corn dog; History Channel ads (2 and 3)- Don Cheadle (Dean Edwards) salutes Poot Putt and Mushmouth for their achievements; a "TV Funhouse" bit with The X-Presidents; a sketch where attorney-turned-talk show host Glenda Goodwin (Maya Rudolph) interviews guests (Rachel Dratch, Christopher Walken); a sketch where an executive (Walken) is distracted with celebrity gossip magazine during a board meeting; and a sketch where a man (Walken) refuses teens (Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler) to play a song on his jukebox.

      • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: "Life Raft Election," "Luvahs," "Rialto Grande," and Foo Fighters (featuring Jim Carrey) performance of "Times Like These (One Way Motorway)."

      • The Colonel Angus gag has already been done on SNL; on November 4, 1978 during Weekend Update, announcer Don Pardo introduced their sponser "Colonel Lingus' Fried Chicken".

      • The writers tossed around the idea of doing a sketch where Will Ferrell (as himself) visits President Bush (Chris Parnell) in the Oval Office, but they decided against it.

      • The dress rehearsal version of The Continental for this episode is slightly different than the live show version: 1) Walken (as The Continental) has a lab coat and goggles in the dress rehearsal version and doesn't change out of them until the unseen visitor finds the "Girls Gone Wild" video in one of The Continental's books. In the live version, he doesn't have the lab coat and goggles on at all. 2) In the dress rehearsal version, the unseen visitor is actually a new neighbor who visits The Continental. In the live version, the unseen visitor is a model who's being interviewed by The Continental for his new line of cosmetics. 3) Walken wears a black, slicked back wig in the dress rehearsal version; the live version, his real hair is used (this could also be because the first sketch was "Pranksters" where Walken's real hair was also used and there was no time between sketches to change).

      • The "SNL: Best of Christopher Walken" DVD shows a slightly different version of this episode's "The Continental" as part of the "Making of the Continental" section.

      • The "SNL: Best of Christopher Walken" DVD features a behind the scenes look at the creation of this episode's "Continental" sketch.

      • Sketches/segments not shown in the E! rerun: The Bad Raft Captain, The Rialto Grande, The Foo Fighters' second performance (with Jim Carrey playing his leg like a guitar), and Cabin Lovers.

      • Steve Martin comes on Weekend Update with a "5 second cameo" probably to promote his then new movie, Bringing Down The House.

      • The E! rerun of this episode bleeps out Christopher Walken's use of the word "douchebag" in the "Hardball" cold opening, but it is un-censored for the "Best of Chris Walken" DVD.

      • Jim Carrey hopped on stage to join the Foo Fighters with "Times Like These" using one leg as a guitar and an arm to strum!

      • Dave Grohl joins the five-timers club with this episode. He previously appeared in 1991 and 1993 with Nirvana and in 1995 and 1999 with Foo Fighters.

      • The past 2 Walken episodes have had a Hardball, Lovers, and Continental sketch.

      • Tracy Morgan and Horatio Sanz did not appear in any live sketckes.

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