During the "Man versus beast" sketch, after the big black "CENSORED" box appears, you can in fact see the man in the azure jumpsuit who is supposedly being maimed by the cougar off-screen. He pops up for a sec in the upper right corner, very much alive, well and standing on his feet.
In the "Assagio's" sketch, you can see Fred Armisen quickly switch from his normal glasses, into cracked glasses.
Seth Meyers: The FDA on Wednesday approved over-the-counter sales of the weight loss drug Orlistat. Next up for the FDA? Recalling Orlistat.
Seth Meyers: Richard Knoebel, a police chief in Wisconsin, wrote himself a $235 dollar traffic ticket, and docked himself four points on his driving record for driving past a stopped school bus with its emergency lights flashing. Knoebel then argued the ticket and beat himself half to death.
Seth Meyers: An Illinois man, who is a Chicago Bears fan, will legally change his name to Peyton Manning after losing a Super Bowl bet. Though as far as his family is concerned, he'll always remain "Rex Grossman."
The "Am I A Crazy Street Person?" sketch was first cut from the Jake Gyllenhaal broadcast.
The cold opening in dress rehearsal was a sketch about Lisa Nowak, the astronaut who drove from Houston to Florida. The cold opening was changed for the live show and this sketch changed into a commentary by a Top Gun-like astronaut (played by Jason Sudiekis who also appeared in the dress rehearsal as this same character) on Weekend Update for the live show.
A sketch was scheduled to air in the 10-to-1 slot where Fred Armisen shows Forest Whitaker how to pick up women in a food court, but it was cut for time reasons.
Andy Samberg did not appear in the live broadcast.
The short film about sloths that appeared in the "Staten Island Zoo" sketch was a homage of sorts to the internet humor site RatherGood.com.