During J-Lo's monologue, it appears that wardrobe didn't take much care in hiding the fact that she was wearing the green dress underneath the bathrobe, you can see it when she raises her arms.
At the end of Weekend Update, Jimmy says "I'm Jim Fallon" and Tina says "and I'm Tin Fey".
In the 60-minute edit of this episode, during Weekend Update, the word "dick" is bleeped out, but shows up in closed captioning.
Tina Fey: Citing the high cost of the series and its low ratings, syndicator Pearson Television has canceled the long-running series Baywatch. That leaves men who like big, fake boobs to watch "VIP," "Jerry Springer," "Jenny Jones," Search Party, Extra, MTV Spring Break, MTV's Making The Video, Wild On E!, Howard Stern, "Silk Stockings," "G-String Divas," The Man Show, Unhappily Ever After, Blind Date, Bowflex Infomercials, Cleopatra 2525, the XFL, the NFL, Sabado Gigante, Temptation Island, Charmed, wrestling, Cinemax, Showtime, or commercials.
Tina Fey: Later this month, George W. Bush will make his first European trip as President, visiting Prime Minister Tony Blair in London. Hoping to make a good impression, Bush has spent the last week trying to learn a few English words.
Mango: Hi everybody! Sorry I'm late, I was just getting acupuncture on my hoo-hah!
Tracy Morgan: Live from New York, it's Jennifer Lopez's booty!
Mango: Can you pay a rainbow to be less beautiful?
Jennifer Lopez: Can you piss off a Puerto Rican and live to tell about it?
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal included a sketch about lazy deli workers and a sketch about a kids' show that featured genital-shaped puppets.
Sketches/segments not shown in the 60-minute edit: "Cracklin' Oats Flakes" (repeat from 11/11/00), "Valentine Soundtrack," the short film "The Baby and the German Intellectual," "Jeannie Darcy at the Nursing Home," "Wade Blasingame" (repeat from 12/9/00), "WWII USO Show" and Jennifer Lopez' performance of "Love Don't Cost A Thing."
Jennifer Lopez does not thank Tom Hanks during the Goodnights. In fact, Tom Hanks wasn't even in the goodnights, a tradition for special guests or cameo appearances.
The cold opening where Will Ferrell harasses Jennifer Lopez about her backside continues a gag that first appeared in the "SNL Primetime Extra" 20-minute special that aired two days earlier.
This episode first aired 45 minutes late due to the XFL running overtime. The show started as usual at 11:30pm New York time, then aired on tape delay without the cast or crew's knowledge. Lorne Michaels was so upset by the fact that the XFL game had run late that he demanded NBC to re-air the episode two weeks later, which suggested that even Lorne knew that the XFL was going to be a bust.