In the "Big Roach Problem" sketch, when one of the roaches sneaks into the bathroom, the whole wall shakes due to SNL's famously poor set construction.
During the opening credits, Don Pardo announces the musical guest as "Scissor Sister" rather than "Scissor Sisters".
Colin Farrell slips-up his monologue and says that even though its live TV, he is going to say the line again.
Amy Poehler: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that members of the Ku Klux Klan cannot protest in New York City wearing their hoods and they must show their faces, because New Yorkers like to see who they're punching.
Tina Fey: In preparation for his child molestation trial, investigators took a DNA sample by swabbing Michael Jackson's mouth on Saturday. Then, out of habit, Jackson gave the investigators twelve million dollars in hush money.
Tina Fey: Now, you've been wearing a lot of low-cut blouses...
Lindsay Lohan: Tina, nobody says "blouses."
Tina Fey: Fine, low-cut tops. Whatever the kids say. So now I'm gonna ask you one more time. Are those things real?
Lindsay Lohan: Oh my god, yes!
Tina Fey: Because when people ask me if they're real, I always tell them yes, and I would hate for you to be making a liar out of me, Lindsay.
Amy Poehler: This week, Jay-Z was named President of the Def Jam recording label. Sorry, John Kerry.
Tina Fey: According to his own Grand Jury testimony, New York Yankees player Jason Giambi injected himself with Human Growth Hormone in 2003, and also used steroids for at least three seasons. Although apparently, not the kind that make you good at baseball.
Tina Fey: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have pledged to help stop abuses at overseas sweatshops producing their clothing line, although the twins say they know from personal experience that three-year-olds have more than enough energy to work an 18-hour day.
Tina Fey: It was reported that Mel Gibson is buying a private 5000-acre island in Fiji for fifteen million dollars. Not having any Jews around: priceless.
Sketches cut in the 60 minute version of this episode: "Merv the Perv", Lindsay Lohan's appearance on Weekend Update, Scissor Sisters' performance of "Comfortably Numb", "Human Interest Story", "Airport Security", and the "Turlington's Back Tattoo Remover " ad from 5/1/04.
Amy Poehler wrote the "Horny Airport Security Officer" sketch. Tina Fey wrote the "Key Party" sketch.
The "Merv the Perv" sketch originally appeared in the Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson dress rehearsal. It took place at a Halloween party instead of a Christmas party and Jude Law played Merv's cousin.
During the goodnights, Colin Farrell says, "I shit you not" (although closed-captioning says, "I kid you not").
Colin Farrell is the 4th European to host this season, and the second to be Irish.
The tabloids later said that Colin Farrell slept with both Lindsay Lohan and longtime SNL photographer Edie Baskin, and not necessarily at the same time.
A "Tom Brokaw Enjoying Retirement" sketch was cut after dress rehearsal. It featured Chris Parnell as Tom Brokaw, Amy Poehler as his wife, Colin Farrell as their mailman, and Seth Meyers as Brian Williams. The premise was Brokaw reading his newspaper and mail and calling Brian Williams, all in his news voice.
Lindsay Lohan made her cameo appearance the same week as appeared nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
The NBC rerun of this episode bleeps out Colin Farrell's use of the s-word at the end of the show.
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