Saturday Night Live

Season 30 Episode 4

Kate Winslet/Eminem

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 30, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Amy Poehler: Yeah, Seth, there's no way we're having a three-way with you.
      Seth Meyers: Just like there was "no way" the Sox were coming back from 3-nothing down to the Yankees? Ritz Carlton, room 434, and bring a credit card for incidentals, if you know what I mean...
      Tina Fey: You mean condom and porn movies?
      Seth Meyers: Oh, I was gonna say Pringles, but yours are better.

    • Amy Poehler: According to a new Democratic poll released today, 50% of Vice President Cheney's daughters are still gay.

    • Tina Fey: In a bid to court ex-New Yorkers, Rudy Giuliani and Ed Koch have recorded a radio ad for President Bush that will run all over Florida. The ad begins, "Hi, we're the reason you left."

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Rap Night," "TV Funhouse: John McCain," "Goodwin Wig & Toy," "Election Map Colors," and Eminem's performance of "Just Lose It."

    • this was the highest rated episode for season 30.

    • Finesse Mitchell does not appear until the goodnights.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a repeat of the Dr. Porkenheimer commercial from the Ben Affleck/Nelly episode, a Scott Wainio mini-film called "Restraining Order", a talk show spoof centered around crime fighting, and two "Bear City" mini-films (one about a bear buying cigarettes and another about a high school romance).

    • Three sketches featuring Chris Parnell were all cut after dress rehearsal. One was called "Halloween Intervention," which featured Parnell dressed up as a baby at a Halloween party. Another sketch featured the return of Parnell's Terrye Funck character from the Jeff Gordon/Avril Lavigne episode. A third sketch called "Divorce" featured Parnell and Kate Winslet as a married couple who have to tell their children (Amy Poehler nd Will Forte) that they're getting a divorce.

    • Kate Winslet later said that she hated doing the singing and dancing for her monologue. She was also incredibly nervous about doing a live show, which resulted in her only appearing in a few sketches on the live show.

    • At the beginning of the closing credits, Kate Winslet yells at Eminem for trying to do something to her. This exchange was removed when the episode was reaired.

  • Allusions

    • The cold opening featured a parody of the recent Osama Bin Laden tape. The Al Qaeda leader mentions his disdain for John Kerry's wife and how "evil" it was for a pop star to lip synch on a live show, an obvious jab at the Ashlee Simpson debacle from the previous week.