Saturday Night Live

Season 30 Episode 5

Liam Neeson/Modest Mouse

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Nov 13, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Despite the fact that Kenan's cop in the "Drug Sniffing Dog" sketch is referred to as Officer Quinn, his nametag reads "White."

    • Despite Liam Neeson's promise that he wouldn't do any Irish stereotypes in this episode, he appears in the "You Call This A House, Do Ya?" sketch as (what else?) a drunken Irishman.

    • Buildin' Finn McQuinn (Seth Meyers) refers to the show as "So, You Call This A House, Do Ya?" at the end of the "You Call This A House, Do Ya?" sketch.

    • In "Appalachian Emergency Room", Tyler (Chris Parnell) tells the receptionist that he has a plastic bowling pin and his car keys stuck up his butt. When he appears again near the end of the sketch, Tyler says "Well, I got my car keys, but they didn't get out my lucky rabbit's foot."

    • In the "You Call This A House, Do Ya?" sketch, after Liam Neeson's character leaves for the pub and the workers come in, you can see that Neeson is still there.

  • Quotes

    • Tina Fey: This weekend, at Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' 35th birthday in New York, Tara Reid stole the show by accidentally exposing her breast on the red carpet. Even worse, later in the evening, Cynthia Nixon accidentally exposed her red carpet on the red carpet.

    • Tina Fey: Researchers have developed a new male contraceptive shot that has worked 78% of the time on monkeys. Which is great if your monkey hates condoms as much as mine does.

    • Tina Fey: South Africa's Hendrik Ramaala won Sunday's New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 28 seconds. Ramaala credited his fast time to the fact that he was being chased by 30,000 white people.

    • Amy Poehler: President Bush's nomination for Attorney General is Alberto Gonzales, who the President has nicknamed "The Judge." Though, what do you want to bet that when Gonzales isn't in the room, he calls him "Speedy?"

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Dr. Porkenheimer's Boner Juice" (rerun 10/2/04), "Wake-up San Diego", "Appalachian Emergency Room", and Modest Mouse's performance of "Ocean Breathes Salty."

    • The alternate version of the Dr. Porkenheimer fake commercial was cut after the dress rehearsal of the Kate Winslet/Eminem episode.

    • Liam Neeson plays Sean Connery during the Star Jones sketch instead of Darrell Hammond, continuing the practice of hosts doing impressions that other cast members are known for. Other examples include Reese Witherspoon playing Anne Heche while Chris Kattan was still in the cast.

    • The "Dr. Porkenheimer's Boner Juice" sketch was shown for the second time this season (the first was in the season premiere with Ben Affleck) but this time they cut out the part where they showed Rob Riggle under the bed sheets with an exaggerated erection.

  • Allusions