Saturday Night Live

Season 30 Episode 9

Topher Grace/The Killers

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Jan 15, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Contrary to what they say in the "Down and Out Dollar" sketch, Denmark's currency is not the Euro.

    • In the brothel skit, the music changes from 40's swing to "The Lady In Red" before anyone changes the record player. Rachel covers with "Oh, it changed by itself."

  • Quotes

    • Tina Fey: Laura Howard, a Connecticut woman who was artificially inseminated with the wrong semen, gave birth this week to a beautiful, healthy litter of cocker spaniels.

    • Tina Fey: This week, Mr. Blackwell released his annual Worst Dressed List. It features Nicolette Sheridan, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and several other women Mr. Blackwell would like to be.

    • Amy Poehler: On a similar note, I don't know if you had anything to do with this, but you better watch yourself, Angelina Jolie. Okay? Cause you are too sexy to be trusted. You're a black widow spider, Jolie. Stay away from me and my husbands. And don't think you're gonna come here, Jolie, with your long legs and your mohawk baby and try to steal my fake news Update TV-wife! Cause I will cut you. I will stab you in one of your very sexy tattoos. So watch it!
      Tina Fey: Thank you. I feel loved.

    • Amy Poehler: A new state-of-the-art body mapping system called Bodymetrics, is being used to help designers create the perfect fitting pair of jeans. They're called sweatpants.

    • Tina Fey: It was reported that the New York Knicks have won all 12 of the home games attended by magician David Blaine. A spokesman for the Knicks said, "If this is what it takes to win... it's not worth it."

  • Notes

    • Topher Grace is the second cast member from the hit TV show That 70's show to host SNL.

    • Sketches not shown in 60 minute version: "Hardball," "CBS Evening News," "Beaver Ranch," and The Killers' performance of "Mr. Brightside."

    • SNL writer and future castmember Jason Sudeikis can be seen during the monologue playing a member of the studio audience named Chris. Sudeikis was added to the cast almost four months later.

    • Fred Armisen stands-in as George H.W. Bush during the cold opening. It seems Dana Carvey was not available to reprise the role.

    • A day after the live broadcast, Topher appeared at the 2005 Gloden Globe Awards as a presenter.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow was the first person suggested to host this episode, but she dropped out after her movie Proof was delayed. She was replaced by Jennifer Garner, who then dropped out of hosting and press junkets for her movie Elektra after suffering severe nerve damage from a stunt on her television show Alias.

    • During the goodnights, Topher Grace thanks "the greatest writers in SNL history" Bonnie and Terry Turner, who also happen to be the executive producers of Grace's hit sitcom That 70s' Show.

    • Topher Grace and Will Forte have worked together in the past. Forte wrote several episodes of "That '70s Show" during the sitcom's first two seasons.

  • Allusions