High School Students: (singing)
"Go, Gene Rayburn, you're runnin' up the quarter mile!
Gene Rayburn! Go, Gene Rayburn!
Pistons, plugs, and shocks!
Flocks, flocks, flocks!
You know that I'm not braggin'
Have you ever seen a dragon?
Man who is scared of plants: Hi. These are my cactuses. I put googly eyes on them. A lot of people are putting googly eyes on their cactuses nowadays. I think it's because cactuses are dangerous. Cactuses have pricklers that can stab you in your hands, and your throat, your face. So you need to know where you stand with them all times. The only way to know where to stand with someone is to look into their eyes, right? Normally plants don't have eyes, so it's hard for me to trust them. Hence, googly eyes. Still, a good rule of thumb. Don't turn your back on a cactus.
Seth Meyers: According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is "Max", while the least popular is "Osama bin Sniffen."
Seth Meyers: After Governor Bill Richardson switched his support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama last week, an angry Bill Clinton said, "Five times to my face he said he would never do that." Wow, so he looked you right in the face and lied to you. What's that like?
Seth Meyers: Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she is not a quitter, and compared herself to Rocky Balboa - the washed-up, over-the-hill, white contender, who, despite a herculean effort, is soundly beaten by the charismatic black guy.
Sketches/segments not shown in the 60 minute version: "Walken Family Reunion," "Top Chef," "Larry King Live," "Annuale" (rerun 2/23/08, "Laser Cats 3D" (Digital Short), "Eric's Farewell," and Panic at the Disco's performance of "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies."
The "Annuale" commercial in this episode is repeated from the episode Tina Fey hosted four weeks earlier; Fey is in the sketch.
During the goodnights, Jason Sudeikis is seen showing off a pair of Kansas Jayhawks basketball shorts. Earlier that day, Kansas beat North Carolina in the penultimate round of the 2008 NCAA Final Four.
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: A man (Christopher Walken) entertains guests until his primate-human hybrid comes out of hiding; Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler), Chelsea Clinton (Casey Wilson), Sinbad (Kenan Thompson) and Sheryl Crow (Kristin Wiig) are a bullet-dodging, gun-shooting quartet in 1996 Bosnia; John McCain (Darrell Hammond) gives the price of various items; An oil salesman (Fred Armisen) weeps uncontrollably when we he doesn't get his way with a perspective buyer (Jason Sudiekis); and during Weekend Update, Will Forte sings about Super-Delegates and blind comic Pep Walters (Fred Armisen) does stand-up about fashion.
This is the first time Christopher Walken has hosted in which there was no song-and-dance monologue or a "Continental" sketch.
In the "Grease Rehearsals" sketch, the song the four actors sang was "Grease Lightning."