Saturday Night Live

Season 28 Episode 11

Ray Liotta/The Donnas

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 18, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jimmy Fallon: Castaway Travels is offering a vacation package that includes a clothes-free flight from Miami to Cancun. Good God, that's a huge set-up there.
      Tina Fey: Wait. A naked airline? Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Jimmy Fallon: That's right, Tina. I think it's time for a "Weekend Update Joke-Off!" Okay, okay... there's an airline where all the passenger are naked! Ready? Go! Uh... more nuts? Yes! How did you know?
      Tina Fey: Uh... uh... careful! Your bags may have shifted during the flight!
      Jimmy Fallon: Ladies and gentlemen, if you'll look to your right, you'll see some grand canyons!
      Tina Fey: Uh... for the last time, ma'am, vibrators are not an approved electronic device!
      Jimmy Fallon: Uh... this is the only plane that has fourteen cockpits!
      Tina Fey: Uh... uh... we're about to land, please put your genitals in the upright and locked position!
      Jimmy Fallon: Okay, Tina Fey wins!

    • Jimmy Fallon: Joan Rivers will not face criminal charges for a December 20th incident in which she allegedly threw a marker in the face of a clerk at a New York car-rental agency. Rivers was so relieved by the news, she immediately scheduled an operation to have a smile installed.

    • Tina Fey: It was reported that while shooting the film Gangs of New York, actor Daniel Day-Lewis got into the character of a violent murderer by listening to Eminem music. In a related story, Jerry O'Connell got into character for Kangaroo Jack by not saving any of the money he made on previous jobs.

    • (referencing the AOL layoffs)
      Jimmy Fallon: Welcome. You've got fired.

  • Notes

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: a cold opening where George W. Bush (Chris Parnell) gives his preview of the State of the Union; a sketch where a man (Chris Kattan) goes to the doctor for his sore testicles; a sketch where two criminals (Horatio Sanz, Ray Liotta) encounter problems unlocking their car doors to flee a robbery; "Swiffer Sleepers," a commercial parody of Swiffer Sweepers; and a sketch where a housekeeper refuses to leave a soon-to-be-closed Howard Johnson hotel.

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60-minute edit: "Global Investments," "The Hannibal Brain Restaurant," "The Hangman," "Top O'The Morning," and The Donnas' performance of "Take It Off." Also, The E! rerun adds "Are You Hot? Cartoon Edition" from the Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera episode from later in the season.

    • This is the first episode featuring the recurring sketch "The Rialto Grande" with Chris Kattan as Buddy Mills, Jimmy Fallon as Rodney "The Zipper" Calzoun and Fred Armisen as Mackey the senile drummer.

    • Sean Bradley, the webmaster of a Saturday Night Live fan site, can be seen when Ray Liotta goes up to sing to the audience on the second floor of the studio.

    • The Red Hot Chili Peppers were originally supposed to be the musical guests for this episode. They would not make their next appearance on SNL until 2006.

    • Elijah Wood was originally scheduled to host this episode. He finally got his chance in Year 29.

  • Allusions

    • Ray Liotta and the audience sing "Getting to Know You" to Jimmy Fallon. The song is featured in the Rogers & Hammerstein movie-musical "The King and I".