Apparently, the private school mentioned in the "Mrs. Hastings" sketch has two names; Bill Hader's character refers to it as both "Westchester Academy" and "St. Ambrose."
"The Out-of-Breath-Jogger from 1982" mentions that President Ronald Reagan has problems with Mikhail Gorbachev, but Gorbachev was not elected Premier of the Soviet Union until 1985. The leader at that time was former KGB chief Yuri Andropov.
For this episode only, the opening credits were tweaked a bit; the host and musical guest were displayed as just pictures, and the show title changed to the '81-'85 show logo.
Seth Meyers: A 24-year-old woman in Bulgaria reportedly survived a car crash thanks to her silicone breast implants, and not, as originally reported, because of her great personality.
Seth Meyers: A Manhattan eye surgeon is offering free LASIK eye surgery in exchange for a pair of Mets playoff tickets. Here's some advice if someone can't afford baseball tickets: don't let them operate on your eyes... with lasers.
Seth Meyers: Iranian leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei ruled this week that masturbation during the month of Ramadan invalidates fasting. I think if that's true, you're doing it wrong.
Sketches cut from the 60 minute version: "St. Ambrose Academy," "Jon Bovi," "Big Wigs," "My Kuato," "Out of Breath Jogger from 1982," "NYC Stories" (part 3), and Corinne Bailey Rae's performance of "Like a Star."
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: "Sale-mart," a commercial spoof of Wal-Mart that would air later in the season; The Jerry Springer Show, with Darrell Hammond as Jerry Springer and Jaime Pressly as a frequent guest on the show; a sketch about a recovering alcoholic (Bill Hader) serving spirits to guests at a party; and a campaign ad where a politician (Bill Hader) is disguised as his opponent.
Jaime Pressly is the second person from the hit show My Name Is Earl to host SNL.
Contrary to what most people would think, WVIR is not a phony TV station; it happens to be the NBC affiliate for Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Peggy Lee song that Jaime Pressly was about to sing for her monologue was "Fever", originally recorded by Little Willie John, and was probably written by Otis Blackwell and Eddie Cooley. It has also been sung before on SNL, by Madonna in the "Clinton Inaugural Ball" sketch in Year 18.