In the "I Drink Your Milkshake" sketch, it was mentioned that Anton Chigurh was mexican. However, in the movie and book No Country For Old Men, it never mentioned his birthplace.
During "Weekend Update", there's a news piece about changing the menu of prisons. A picture of writer John Lutz is used.
During Weekend Update, after Tina Fey is done with her segment, the picture fades to black for half of a second before it pans to Amy Phoeler.
During the "Rock Of Love" sketch, you can see that Jason Sudeikis is not actually playing the guitar he's holding.
Amy Poehler: It was announced this week that butter and sweets will no longer be on the menu at New York City jails. Great news for inmates "Butter" and "Sweets."
Amy Poehler: Lurch, a dog in Michigan, was given the Pet's Best Friend Award by a local American Red Cross chapter, for donating blood over 20 times. Now, obviously, Lurch can't talk - but if he could, I think he would say "Mmn, my balls are delicious."
Amy Poehler: Rapper Snoop Dogg was given a desk appearance ticket Wednesday night in New York for possesion of marijuana. Snoop called the ticket "unfair" and "hard to roll."
Tina Fey: And maybe what bothers me the most is that people say that Hillary is a bitch. And let me say something about that: yeah, she is! And so am I, and so is this one! (pointing towards Amy)
Amy Poehler: Yeah, deal with it!
Tina Fey: Yeah, you know what? Bitches get stuff done! That's why Catholic schools use nuns as teachers, and not priests. Those nuns are mean old clams, and they sleep on cots, and they're allowed to hit you. And at the end of the school year you hated those b***hes, but you knew the capital of Vermont! So I'm saying it's not too late, Texas and Ohio, get on board! B***h is the new black!
Tina Fey: And then there is the scrutiny of her [Hillary Clinton's] physical appearance. Rush Limbaugh, the Jeff Conaway of right-wing radio, said that he doesn't think America is ready to watch their president, quote "turn into an old lady in front of them". Really? They didn't seem to mind when Ronald Reagan did that.
Tina Fey: You know, what's it, America? What is it? Are you weirded out that they're [the Clintons] married? Cause I can promise you, they are having exactly as much sex with each other as George Bush and Jeb Bush are.
Tina Fey: Why are people abandoning Hillary for Obama? Some say that they're put off by the fact that Hillary can't "control her husband," and that we would end up with "co-presidents". Cause that would be terrible, having two intelligent, qualified people working together to solve problems. "Ugh, why would you let Starsky talk to Hutch? I wanna watch that show 'Starsky!'"
Tina Fey: I think we can all agree that it's a great time to be a lady in America. And not just because of that new yogurt that helps you poop. Although, on the serious side, thank you for that yogurt.
Amy Poehler: A kitten that ran out of its carrier case in a New York City subway platform has been found, after 25 days in the underground tunnels. The kitten reportedly survived by hooking up with a hip-hop dance crew.
Amy Poehler: The New York Times this week printed an article that John McCain may have had an improper affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman. Or, as it's known among lobbyists, "lobbying."
Campbell Brown: Now, as is customary at these debates we're going to have a question from an ordinary citizen chosen completely at random from our audience. Tonight's questioner is Obama Girl.
Obama Girl: (singing) Senator Obama, I can't wait 'till 2008... baby you're the best candidate. Yes, I've got a crush on Obama. Yes, I've got a crush on Obama...
Hillary Clinton: Excuse me, I'm sorry. I've really got to say something here. First of all, that wasn't even a question. Second, she was lip syncing. Third, I find it really difficult to believe this questioner was chosen at random.
Campbell Brown: Senator Clinton, if you ever interrupt Obama Girl again, I will personally escort you from this building. Do I make myself clear?
Campbell Brown: Like nearly everyone in the news media, the three of us are totally in the tank for Senator Obama. We will make every effort tonight to keep these biases hidden, but please remember we are only human.
Tina Fey: A new study shows that strokes have tripled in recent years among middle-aged women, which doctors blame on obesity... and which I blame on 65-year-old women calling themselves middle-aged.
Tina Fey: B**** is the new black!
Sen. Hillary Clinton: It was always our intention to lose Virginia.
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: both musical performances by Carrie Underwood, "A Message to Old People" (Digital Short), "What's That B**** Talking About?" "Celebrity Apprentice Promos," "Ed Mahoney's Toast," "Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides," and "Lady Business."
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "A Message to Old People" (Digital Short), "What's That B**** Talking About?" "Celebrity Apprentice Promos," "Ed Mahoney's Toast," "Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides," and "Lady Business."
This episode was nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Program and Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series or Special. It later won for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series or Special.
The media buzz the preceding week concerning various aspects of this particular broadcast led this episode to garner the highest viewership total (7.5 million) in a year.
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: "HD Ultrasound" (rerun from Seth Rogen/Spoon); a funeral home director (Fred Armisen) fails to come to an agreed price with a family; a slovenly man (Andy Samberg) angers his brother (Will Forte) by sleeping with each girlfriend he's ever had; Virgania Horsen Hot Air Balloons #2 (note: no. 1 aired in the live show), where Hanson (Kristin Wiig) continues to advertise her balloon rides in an awkward fashion; during Weekend Update, John McCain (Darrell Hammond) and wife Cindy (Kristin Wiig) comment on the recent sex scandal; and two guys (Bill Hader, Jason Sudiekis) meet two girls (Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig) during a cruise.
This broadcast aired the day after Don Pardo's 90th birthday. The milestone is celebrated during the goodnights.
Maya Rudolph is omitted from the opening credits. As of the day of the broadcast, she had not confirmed or denied her departure from the show, but it was confirmed two days later.
Maya did, however, pre-record the voice-over for the "Annuale" ad spoof.
With this episode, Carrie Underwood becomes the first American Idol contestant to perform on SNL twice.
Tina Fey is the second cast member from the NBC series 30 Rock to host SNL (after Alec Baldwin).
Tina Fey is third female cast member to return as host (after Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Molly Shannon) and the 24th overall.
Casey Rose Wilson's first episode.
The "I Drink Your Milkshake" sketch references three movies from 2007 that were nominated for Academy Awards, There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, and Juno.