Saturday Night Live

Season 26 Episode 9

Lucy Liu/Jay-Z

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 16, 2000 on NBC
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Lucy Liu/Jay-Z
Live from New York, it's... Will Ferrell! Sketches include "George W. Bush and Al Gore at Chi-Chi's," "TRL: Gemini's Twin," "," "Celebrity Jeopardy!," "Pretty Living," "Jarret's Room," "Trimming The Tree," "Murder in the Make-Believe Ballroom," "Season's Greetings from Tina and Jimmy," and "Christmas Song." Jay-Z performed "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and "Is That Your Chick."moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • During the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch, when Robin Williams (Jimmy Fallon) declares that he has a pen stuck in his hand, you can see that the hand is actually holding it.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Tina Fey: Fox has cancelled the John Goodman show Normal, Ohio in which Goodman plays a gay man. This means the only gay shows on TV are still Will & Grace and the WNBA.

      • Tina Fey: In his victory speech Wednesday night, George W. Bush acknowledged the need for national healing, saying, "I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation. Unless you look at the popular vote, in which case I wasn't elected at all."

      • Alex Trebek: (to Robin Williams, who won't stop buzzing in) Mr. Williams I hate you!
        Robin Williams: (shouting) BUT I LOVE YOU! It's like Jesse Helms and Michael Jackson going "Yo quiero Taco Bell!".... YES!
        Alex Trebek: You are a very sick man.

      • Sean Connery: What's the difference between you and a mallard with a cold? One's a sick duck and I can't remember how it ends, but your mother's a whore.

      • Jimmy Fallon: (singing to the tune of U2's "Beautiful Day"): Christmas day, Santa's on his way, Christmas day, Here's what I say, Christmas day, And I love Tina Fey!

    • NOTES (6)

      • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: "Cracklin Oat Flakes"; a sketch where Woodrow (Tracy Morgan) has a Christmas party, but only Lucy Liu wants to come; a sketch where a group of truck drivers (Lucy, Chris Parnell, Darrell Hammond) share Christmas memories; Christmas Song #2 - a sketch where Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Horatio Sanz, and Tracy Morgan sing about Christmas; a sketch where a woman (Rachel Dratch) thinks she just gave birth to a 37-year-old man (Will Ferrell); a rerun of a TV Funhouse cartoon from (12/11/99); a commercial parody of Big Brawn paper napkins, only for feminine hygenine; and a parody of "Charlie's Angels."

      • Jay-Z utters the S-word during the "Make-Believe Ballroom" sketch when he accidentally spills ashes into his lap; it is bleeped in repeats.

      • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: Weekend Update, "Christmas Ornaments," "Murder in the Make-Believe Ballroom," "Happy Holidays from 'Weekend Update', and Jay-Zs performance of "Is That Yo B***h."

      • Lucy Liu was the first (and so far, only) Asian-American female to host SNL.

      • In the Jeopardy sketch, when Alex Trebek removes Robin Williams' pen from being stuck through his hand, he says "Shazbot!", his catchphrase on the TV show Mork and Mindy.

      • This is the first episode featuring Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon's recurring sketch "Jarret's Room" as well as the annual Christmas-themed song that they performed with Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan.

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