Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: the Billy Dee Williams segment on Weekend Update, "Culps Graduation Medley," "TV Funhouse: The Ginsburg Gang," "Shame Attack," "Dusty's Love," and "Nickolodeon Press Conference."
The infamous dress rehearsal version of the "Zimmermans" sketch where Cheri Oteri's breast is exposed is available in the "Outtakes" section on Chris Kattan's Best-of DVD.
The "Dusty's Love" sketch first appeared in the Barrymore/Garbage dress rehearsal with Drew Barrymore as the blind girl and Lorne Michaels as the father. Michaels didn't feel comfortable playing a character rather than making his usual cameo as himself, so it was cut.
Horatio Sanz later said that seeing Cheri Oteri's breast during the dress rehearsal of the "Horny Couple" sketch was the highlight of his first season.
Things didn't run as smoothly in dress-rehearsal for the "Horny Couple" sketch. Cheri Oteri's shirt came open at one point when she was "mounted" on the wall, and her breast was exposed for about five seconds before either one of them noticed. Of course, the audience loved it, but Lorne Michaels didn't. He got pretty ticked off and yelled at Chris Kattan, barking something like "quit improvising so much" and ordering him to tone it down for the air show.
The studio was filled with screaming teenage girls. There were apparently quite a few girls in the Backstreet Boys' dressing room.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was really topless for the "Holding Your Own Boobs" commercial spoof. It was pre-taped, but those were her hands.
A Rita Delvicchio sketch in which her character participates in a garage sale and a few messages from "SNL" referencing the Jenny Jones law-suit and warnings that people had better not try to sue "SNL" were cut after dress rehearsal.
Mike Myers was originally scheduled to host this episode. He was booked for only a few days but then dropped out for unknown reasons.
Five of the hosts from this season will return during season 27. They include: Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, and John Goodman. In addition, Ben Stiller and Ray Romano were initially booked to host during the 27th season but canceled for various reasons.
This is the first episode featuring the recurring Tracy Morgan sketch "Brian Fellow's Safari Planet".
Due to budget concerns, this season of SNL had 19 episodes rather than the standard 20.