Saturday Night Live

Season 34 Episode 12

Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 10, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: the Charles Barkley segment on Weekend Update, "Today Show," "Frost/Other People," "Two First Names," "Fran & Freba, Air Traffic Controllers," and Taylor Swift's performance of "Forever & Always."

    • Neil Patrick Harris previously worked with Will Forte in the season 3 episode "Rebound Bro" of How I Met Your Mother.

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: April 25, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony).

    • In the "Save Broadway" sketch Fred plays the center blue man. Fred happens to be a former drummer for the Blue Man Group.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a sketch about a lawyer; a teacher (Neil Patrick Harris) is inundated with raunchy questions in his question box by one of his students (Andy Samberg); and on Weekend Update, the skier that hung from a lift with his pants down (Andy Samberg) is interviewed.

    • In the "Save Broadway" sketch, Neil Patrick Harris played Mark Cohen from Rent, a role that he also played in the Los Angeles production in 1997.

    • Neil Patrick Harris is the first cast member from "How I Met Your Mother" to host SNL.

  • Allusions

    • The theme song for the "Two First Names" sketch is a parody of the Destiny's Childs song Say My Name.