When Megan Mullally is introduced in "Celebrity Poker" as Tammy Fae and all throughout it, you can clearly see she does not have fake finger nails. When they go to the "Lipstick cam" and you see her cards are smudged with make up, the hands holding them have fake fingernails painted red.
Don Pardo seems to be out of it during the opening credits. At first, he introduces Chris Parnell as Chris Kattan, then corrects himself. Then, for Maya Rudolph, he seems to mumble her name, making it sound like he said "Maria".
When this episode was repeated, the "Chris Kattan-Chris Parnell" and "Maria Rudolph" blunders were corrected.
Tina Fey: FOX is developing a new reality dating series called Playing It Straight, in which a female contestant will date 14 bachelors, some of whom are gay and some are straight. The show was originally called The Tina Fey College Experience.
Clay: (singing) She's so muchhhhhh...
Megan: You sing it, Ruben Studdard!
Everyone: (singing) ...more than that!
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Babied Boyfriend," "Bigoted Cab Driver," "The Wizard of Oz," "Musical Relatives," "Huggies Thong" (rerun 10/4/03), and Clay Aiken's performance of "The Way."
With this episode, Megan Mullally became the third Will & Grace cast member to host the show, leaving out only Debra Messing.
The "Celebrity Poker Showdown" sketch for this episode was originally supposed to be in the Elijah Wood/Jet episode, but got cut after dress rehearsal.
Sean Bradley, webmaster of a Saturday Night Live fansite, broke the news of Jeff Richards' dismissal on the Internet only minutes before the live show began. At the time the episode first aired, the audience at home made the simple assumption that Richards was off for the week.
Clay Aiken is the first reality star to guest on SNL.
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