Saturday Night Live

Season 23 Episode 11

Sarah Michelle Gellar/Portishead

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 17, 1998 on NBC

Episode Recap

UNABOMBER SELF DEFENSE TEST: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's eccentric behavior proves him unqualified to be his own legal defense. (Ferrell, Gasteyer, Kattan, Meadows, Shannon)

MONOLOGUE: Sarah Michelle Gellar struggles to find presents for castmembers when they surprise her with gifts. (Gellar, Hammond, MacDonald, Meadows, Oteri, Paula Pell)

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SMALLPOX: The Spice Girls irritate and warn about the dangers of smallpox. (Gellar, Gasteyer, Kattan, Oteri, Shannon)

THE VIEW: Glenn Close visits the show and receives an abundance of ridiculous questions from hosts. (Gellar, Gasteyer, Morgan, Oteri, Shannon)

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS: Effeminate author John Gray doesn't fit his own stereotype of men. (Gellar, Ferrell, Hammond(voice), MacDonald)

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: The Spice Girls denounce the terrible disease known as rheumatoid arthritis. (Gellar, Gasteyer, Kattan, Oteri, Shannon)

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY DINNER: Uncomfortable banter at the dinner table leads to several outbursts of yelling. (Gellar, Ferrell, Gasteyer)

ROAD TO NAGANO: Bad-ass figure skater Tara Lipinski gets dirty on the ice rink in her competition. (Gellar, Ferrell, Hammond, Hammond(voice), Kattan)

THE GOLORDS: The Golords attempt to save Super Bowl XXXII from the evil Saddam Hussein in the Goodyear blimp. (Ferrell(voice), Gasteyer(voice))

GOTH TALK: Circe Nightshade and her guest get into an argument about how goth they truly are. (Gellar, Breuer, Hammond(voice), Kattan, Shannon)

WEEKEND UPDATE: O.J. Simpson admits that in his opinion, all types of murder are just crimes of passion. (Meadows, Quinn)

"ONLY YOU": (Portishead)

THE ROBIN BYRD SHOW: Robin Byrd's guests include exotic dancers/porn stars, as well as a disguised stripper attempting to abolish porn. (Gellar, Gasteyer, Meadows, Oteri, Frank Sebastiano)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WB sci-fi drama will gladly fill the void that "Seinfeld" will leave on fans. (Gellar, Breuer, Ferrell, Hammond)

TIGER BEAT'S ULTRA SUPER DUPER DREAMY LOVE SHOW: The energetic and young hosts' guest is an elderly man who was deeply in love with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. (Gellar, Gasteyer, MacDonald, Oteri, Shannon)

THE LOST DEEP THOUGHTS: On the impending results of an actor forgetting lines.