Alex Trebek: You normally drink water out of one of these. (Sean Connery buzzes) Sean Connery?
Sean Connery: A leather glove.
Alex Trebek: No. (Minnie Driver buzzes) Minnie Driver?
Minnie Driver: A toilet.
Alex Trebek: That is awful. (Jeff Goldblum buzzes) Jeff Goldblum?
(Goldblum points to his buzzer in wonder as he looks at the audience. Buzzes again and time runs out.)
Alex Trebek: And you're an idiot.
(Al Roker does the Mango dance in Matt Lauer's head)
Matt Lauer: (entranced) ROKER!
Sean Connery: I'll take "The Rapists" for $200.
Alex Trebek: That's "Therapists".
David Duchovny has hosted the season finale twice.
Paula Abdul is the second American Idol judge to appear on the show. Randy Jackson appeared earlier during Mariah Carey's performance in Year 23, and Simon Cowell made a cameo in Year 29.
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "The X-Files," Weekend Update, and "Oprah."
Matthew Broderick appeared during dress rehearsal to perform a sketch that had been cut from his episode the week before. However, the sketch was cut again after dress rehearsal, so Broderick left the studio before the live show began.
Chris Kattan later said that Puff Daddy was "mean."
This is Jim Breuer's last episode as a cast member. NBC pressured Lorne Michaels to let him go for essentially the same reason that they removed Norm MacDonald from the Update desk (i.e. they didn't think he was funny).