Saturday Night Live

Season 28 Episode 2

Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 12, 2002 on NBC
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Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill
Live from New York, it's... Chris Parnell!

Sketches include: "A Message From Bush and Cheney," "Swiffer Sleepers," "Safety Police," "Trans-American Airlines," "Singing Dentist," "Corona," "Making the Video: 'Dirrty'," "Arli$$ DVD/Backstage," "A Man and His Woman," "Merv the Perv at a Sexual Harrassment Seminar," "Saddam Look-Alikes," and "Blame Saddam."

Faith Hill performed "Cry" and "Free."moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill

    This episode of \"Saturday Night Live\" was probably one of the best during that season. Mrs. Gellar hosted SNL two times before, and had a ball impersonating some celebs and playing a hyper teen in "Teen Beat whateveritscalled." Now she gets to play Christina Aguilera. Thanks to some really REALLY sharp writing, the sketch was filled with biting satire and raunchy humor; Gellar's impersonation of Christina Aguilera was tops. And she even one-upped Kirsten Dunst as Nicky Hilton... I mean Dolrean Ramada; she had good chemistry with Maya, no doubt.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Fred: What's up you guys? I'm Fred from the Minneapolis police.
      Karen: I'm Karen from the Minneapolis police.
      Devita: And I'm Devita, formerly of the Minneapolis police. And we want you...
      Karen: To be...
      Fred: Safe...
      Devita: In...
      Karen: And around...
      Fred: The places...
      Devita: You work...
      Karen: And...
      Fred: ...Live.

    • Jimmy Fallon: A man stumbled into a police station today asking for help after he inserted a nail and firecracker into his penis. That's what happens when you screw the junk drawer.

    • Tina Fey: NBC announced it will air a special featuring Cher's final live appearance. As part of the grand finale she will be wrapped up gently and placed back into her sarcophagus.

    • Saddam\\\'s Aide: Well sir, it\\\'s getting more and more difficult to find look-alikes these days. We\\\'ve lost 200 already.
      Saddam Hussein: (referring to one of his heavier doppelgangers) What? Did he eat them all?

    • Tracy Morgan: (to Lorne Michaels) Get me a coke, b----!

    • Vampire daughter: But daddy, I wanted to bite the Jimmy Fallon!
      Vampire father: I know, baby, I know. We all wanted to bite the Jimmy Fallon.

    • Tina Fey: Has anyone seen that new Christina Aguilera video? I think my TV just got genital warts.

    • Dell Computer Kid: Sometimes I feel some people hate me.
      Jimmy Fallon: We do hate you- those commercials are the worst.

    • Female Cop: You just got crotchial botulism, a.k.a. crotchulism.

  • NOTES (9)

    • Sketches/segments not shown in the 60-minute edit: "Sexual Harrassment Seminar," "Swiffer Sleepers," "Self-Defense Class," "America Pissed Off," the second "Corona" ad, "The Dentist," and Faith Hill's performance of "I'm Free."

    • Will Ferrell on Chris Parnell's first-time out as Bush: "I thought he was fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised. I think Chris is kind of a surprising choice, but once I saw it, great choice."

    • Lorne Michaels on picking the new George W. Bush: "The natural person to go was Darrell [Hammond], but the problem we had was that he's everyone else in that adminstration, he's Rumsfeld and Cheney, Ashcroft and Tom Ridge. And we just realized that we were just getting ourselves into a problem. He's also Gore, and I don't know who's going to run in '04, but the idea that he could possibly be debating himself was problematic. Parnell was then the logical choice, and he was told on Wednesday after a table read. He does a brilliant Tom Brokaw, and when we did the debate two years ago he did Jim Leher. He's very good with the written word and very often the Bush pieces can be dry because they're about whatever is happening that week."

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar did an interview with MTV during the week of production where she said she wished to become a member of the 5-timers club.

    • Chris Parnell is featured heavily throughout this episode, possibly in an attempt to show that he could do things other than impersonate George W. Bush.

    • NBC never reran this episode.

    • Darrell Hammond plays Saddam Hussein for the first and only time; Horatio Sanz plays him for the remainder of the season.

    • This episode was originally supposed to be hosted by Senator John McCain but due to scheduling conflicts he didn't host until next week.

    • As of this episode Chris Parnell replaces Will Ferrell as George W. Bush.


    • Sarah Michelle Gellar: All seven seasons of Arli$$ are available on DVD...

      Arli$$ was a comedy show on HBO about a sportscaster which did last seven seasons - it went on the air in early 1996 and was cancelled in late 2002.

    • Dentist: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
      The second song the dentist plays is "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler. The scene is reminiscent to when Conan O'Brien and Garry Shandling fell in love at the 2002 Emmy Awards.

    • Tina Fey: The word is you attended the premiere party for the new P.T. Anderson movie "Punch Drunk Love"
      "Punch Drunk Love" was a 2002 movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It starred SNL alumni Adam Sandler.

    • Christina Aguilera: Lil Kim already took that title
      Christina Aguilera really does have a trashy music video called "Dirrty". In fact, it was so hot that a warning had to be shown before the video played.