Saturday Night Live

Season 27 Episode 5

Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 10, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams
Live from New York (in Arabic), it's... Will Ferrell!

Sketches include "George W. Bush's Arab Myths," "Boston Teens' School Formal," "Gemini's Twin Weekend," "The Atteburys' Party," "Dysfunctional Family Dinner," "Mango and Gwyneth," "Michael Jackson" (cartoon), "My Big Thick Novel," and "Fiesta Politica."

Ryan Adams performed "New York, New York."moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow


    Guest Star

    Ryan Adams

    Ryan Adams


    Guest Star

    Matt Damon

    Matt Damon


    Guest Star

    Dino Stamatopoulos

    Dino Stamatopoulos

    Michael Jackson (voice)

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Gemini's Twin, "Red White and Not You"
        All: Red... is the color of my heart
        White... is the color of your lies.
        Blue... is what you're gonna be if you keep on messing with me!
        Chantarelle: I'm at home late at night
        Jonette: Smellin' like aroma sprite
        Brittanica: Actin' like you're outta sight
        All: With your nasty overbite!
        Chantarelle: You're acting all neurotic
        Jonette: When I'm trying to be erotic
        Brittanica: Why you goin' all psychotic?
        All: That ain't very patriotic! All you wanna do is bone, like a caveman Fred Flintstone, play you like a saxophone, pass you like a kidneystone!
        Jonette: There ain't gonna be no more you and me.
        Brittanica: GT3.
        Chantarelle: We out.

    • NOTES (8)

      • The A&E program Biography had complete behind-the-scenes access to the show the week of this episode. Biography's Saturday Night Live special was released on DVD in 2007.

      • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal:

        a sketch where Michael Jackson (Dean Edwards) sings wearing odd make-up; Flaco and Rufus (Tracy Morgan, Dean Edwards) hawk fake anthrax gear; a sketch where Lee Greenwood (Will Ferrell) sings patriotic songs; a sketch where scientists (Will Ferrell, Gywneth Paltrow) conduct research on bears; "Hardball with Chris Matthews" with Darrell Hammond as Matthews; a sketch where a family (Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Dratch) constantly worry about the safety and appliances left turned on in their home; and a sketch about a heavily censored adult film awards show.

      • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: Weekend Update, "Fiesta Politica," "Argument at the Dinner Table," and the "Michael Jackson" cartoon. This episode adds the "Jesse Jackson" Weekend Update segment from Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys.

      • In the "Atteburys' Birthday Party" sketch, Ginger Attebury (Ana Gasteyer) refers to her friend, Charlie McKittrick. In real life, Charlie McKittrick is Ana Gasteyer's husband.

      • Ryan Adams's second performance and a sketch called "Flacko and Rufus" with Dean Edwards and Tracy Morgan as the title characters were cut due to the show running long.

      • In the cold opening, George W. Bush (Will Ferrell) says "Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!" in Arabic. NBC reruns of this dub it over with English.

      • A documentary which aired on NBC on September 7, 2002 featured the making of this episode.

      • The Robert Smigel cartoon in this episode, a Hanna-Barbera style cartoon centered around a pedophilic Michael Jackson, was replaced in reruns with one involving Pat Robertson promoting a cartoon that encouraged stem cell research and then segued into a Britney Spears cartoon.

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