Saturday Night Live

Season 27 Episode 4

John Goodman/Ja Rule

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 03, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In John Goodman's monologue, he says it is his thirteenth time hosting the show, but it is actually his twelfth.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Keith Vester: So, what town in the valley are you all from?
      Al Kyda: Mt. Arab.
      Dr. Keith Vester: All right. And who are you, sir?
      Al Gezzera: Al.
      Dr. Keith Vester: Al..?
      Al Gezzera: My name is Al Gezzera. I'm President of Al Gezzera Dodge-Plymouth Misubishi.

    • Seth Meyers: Everything that Boston roots for loses. If Boston rooted for gravity, everyone would be floating three inches off of the ground.

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in syndication: The Herbal Essences for Men fake commerical, CBS Evening Anthrax Update, Ja Rule's performance of "Livin' It Up", Bad Conceptual Theater, The Kid Detectives, and Dan Aykroyd playing the harmonica with the SNL band before cutting to a commercial.

    • Reruns of this episode on NBC replace Tina Fey's joke about Will Smith being "a huge dick" with a less offensive joke from dress rehearsal.

    • John Goodman became sick a few days after production on this episode began. Instead of dropping out, Goodman had his close friend Dan Aykroyd come and help out.

    • This is the first appearance of the America Undercover white trash couple.

    • This is Dan Aykroyd's first appearance as "Bad Conceptual Theater" host Leonard Pinth-Garnell since he left the cast in 1979.

    • This is the first episode with Rachel Dratch's sketch "The Girl With No Gaydar!".

  • Allusions

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