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The dress rehearsal version of The Continental for this episode is slightly different than the live show version: 1) Walken (as The Continental) has a lab coat and goggles in the dress rehearsal version and doesn't change out of them until the unseen visitor finds the "Girls Gone Wild" video in one of The Continental's books. In the live version, he doesn't have the lab coat and goggles on at all. 2) In the dress rehearsal version, the unseen visitor is actually a new neighbor who visits The Continental. In the live version, the unseen visitor is a model who's being interviewed by The Continental for his new line of cosmetics. 3) Walken wears a black, slicked back wig in the dress rehearsal version; the live version, his real hair is used (this could also be because the first sketch was "Pranksters" where Walken's real hair was also used and there was no time between sketches to change).
In the "Crazy Life Raft Captain" sketch, you can tell that Chris Walken and the three featured players (Meyers, Armisen, and Forte) are on a raft attached to a mechanical device to simulate that they're in the water.
In "The Continental" sketch, The Continental (Walken) offers the unseen viewer Andre's Cold Duck. Typically, a cold duck is a drink served with sparkling burgundy and champagne (or champagna, as The Continental would say), and earlier on, he mentioned that he wasn't going to serve champagne again because of the whole anti-French kick that was in the news at the time of this episode.
The archive footage for the Chanukah Song sketch is much different than when it was featured in Brittany Murphy's show.
On the reruns "The Hanukkah Song 3," Rob Schnieder puts on a blonde wig and sings with the Drie-Dels. Schnieder wore a blonde wig in dress rehearsal, but he didn't during the live broadcast. They thought that it was better the first time it was performed, so that is the version that now appears in reruns.
In the "Hannibal goes to Michigan State" sketch one of Hannibal's roomates is wearing a University of Miami shirt. Though that might seem strange to some, it is common for students to wear sweaters for a school they don't attend.
During the Will Ferrell tribute, Chris Parnell says that he is the only cast member to be fired, then rehired. Jim Belushi also received this treatment in 1985, but with less media attention.
In the opening sketch, Darrell Hammond has his fly open. You can see it when he stands up at the end of the sketch.
In the Seann William Scott episode, Jarret said that he was repeating his junior year, but in this episode, he says he's finally going to be a sophomore after four years.
In the "Scorpion King" sketch, Dwayne Johnson's character mispronounces the word "tomb," forcing him to ad-lib himself out of the embarassing situation.
One segment in this episode is called "SNL 530," which was supposed to signify that this was the 530th episode, which it is not; it was the 521st.
Geraldo Rivera says opening act Shakira will be performing April 9 at the Mecca Dome in Riyadh, but the screenshot says Shakira will perform April 18 at the Beirut Convention Center.
In the Ferey Muthar Talk Show sketch, Tarik Ozekial's(Darrell Hammond's) mustache peels off in the middle of the sketch. Despite Halash's (Ian McKellen's) best efforts to stick the mustache on Ozekial's face again, it doesn't work. Horatio Sanz (as Ferey Muthar) ad-libs by pointing out that Ozekial (Hammond's) mustache is fake and that he's not man enough to grow a real one.
The NBC rerun of this episode (as well as the 60-minute edit) inexplicably replaces the "Versace Oscar Party" title card with the title card from the "DisMissed" sketch from the Jonny Moseley/OutKast episode.
When announcing the host and musical guest for the next new episode, Don Pardo announces the musical guest as Jimmy Eats World.
This episode is the first to feature the long-running Weekend Update gag of having an update anchor, in this case Jimmy Fallon, being interrupted while trying to tell a joke about a new study on tree frogs.
In the opening sequence, "A Cartoon by Robert Smigel" is promoted, but no cartoon appeared in the broadcast.
Of the three songs that Jimmy Fallon parodies only Nickelback's "How you Remind Me" is captioned correctly, Ludacris' "Roll Out (My Business)" is captioned generically as rap music and Five for Fighting's "Superman" is captioned as "It's Not Easy To Be Me" by David Gray.
In the opening sequence, "A Cartoon by Robert Smigel" was said, but no cartoon appeared in the episode.
Don Pardo announces next week's host as Ralph Jackman.
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Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational