Saturday Night Live

Season 34 Episode 6

Jon Hamm/Coldplay

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 25, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Pat Finger: You know I grew up here in Butts, so I'm very familar with the sights, the sounds and the smells of Butts Valley. In other words, I'm deeply concerned of what's going on inside Butts.

    • Don Draper: Step 3: Have a great name.
      (a male co-worker speaks to women gathered in a cubicle)
      Nathaniel Snerpus: Hi! I'm Nathaniel Snerpus.
      (The the women roll their eyes, and then begin to walk away. One of the women stops and introduces herself to Don)
      Woman: Well, hello!
      Don Draper: Don Draper.
      Woman: Let's get me out of this skirt!

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Biden and Murtha" cold open, the Ralph Nader and Nicholas Fehn segments on Weekend Update, "Pat Finger," "Jeff Montgomery Goes Trick-or-Treating," "Don Draper's Guide to Picking Up Women" (film), and Coldplay's performances of "Lost" and "Yellow."

      The 60 minute version uses the "Obama Variety Half-Hour" as the cold open.

    • Jon Hamm also worked with Darrell Hammond in the 2006 movie Ira And Abby, and, with Jason Sudeikis in the 2007 movie The Ten.

    • Approximately three months after this episode aired, Fred Armisen and Elizabeth Moss got engaged.

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: March 14, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony).

    • In dress rehearsal, "The Barack Obama Variety Half-Hour" was the cold opening.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a newly married couple (Will Forte, Kristin Wiig) is surprised by the man's former band (Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudiekis) following his wedding; backstage, Jason Sudiekis keeps saying the word "Black" while talking to Kenan Thompson; a commercial spoof focuses on going to the gym.

    • Though childbirth prevented her from appearing in the live broadcast, Amy Poehler had a small part in the "Don Draper" filmed piece.

    • Coldplay performed the song "Yellow" for the second time in seven years, a rare instance of a band performing the same song twice on SNL.

  • Allusions