During the interview with Scooby-Doo and Shaggy in the "Pros & Cons" sketch, the attorney (Chris Parnell) introduces Shaggy as Warren "Shaggy" Shagowski, even though most Hanna-Barbara diehards know that Shaggy's real name is Norville Rogers.
Tina Fey: And, as for whether or not those are breast implants or not... Britney was on our show last year, I worked with her... and, to me, her breasts felt completely real.
Jimmy Fallon: What did you say? You said they "felt real"?
Tina Fey: No.
Tina Fey: This week, the Vatican apologized for a recent Church document that called non-Christian religions "gravely deficient." Said a Vatican spokesman, "While we believe that other religions are deficient, and that their pagan followers will burn in hell, we certainly never meant to write it down."
Tina Fey: Two Wisconsin brothers, ages 74 and 80, were arrested this week after agents confiscated more than half a million dollars in pot on their property. When discovered in their home, the brothers were found laughing their asses off watching an episode of Matlock.
Leon Phelps: Thank you, Colin... (does a double-take) ooh, it's a lady!
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: "Mango," a TV Funhouse cartoon, "Olympic Profiles," "Access Hollywood," "Campaign 2000: Inside the Voting Booth," "Bosco," and a commercial about an automated voice that hides the sound of flatulence.
The montage and music starting with this episode would be used for the next 3 seasons.
Amongst the sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Rob Lowe Meets Ralph Nader", the very first "Weekend Update" with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, "Up Close and Personal with Chris Kattan", Eminem's performance of "The Real Slim Shady" and "Dream Team 2000."
Eminem said the word "shit" during his performance of "Stan," and it was bleeped out in repeats. Eminem agreed to pay any FCC fines incurred by his performance.
This episode began 30 minutes late due to a World Series game.
Rob Lowe only appeared in three sketches (four if you count his monologue).
One sketch from the live broadcast shows Chris Kattan preparing for a sketch Olympic style, with Brendan Fraser as his trainer. The skit that was supposed to follow this did not make it past dress rehearsal.
Head writer Tina Fey and Mr. Show alumnus Jerry Minor join the cast as featured players in this episode.
A "Mango" sketch was originally set to air in this episode. The sketch involved Rob Lowe studying Mango so he could play him in a film. The film turned out to be a gay porno starring Will Ferrell and Brendan Fraser. It was cut in rehearsal.
This is the first episode featuring "Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey."