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In at least two NBC affiliates, the first thirty seconds of Weekend Update were cut off due to a satellite miscue.
During AFI's second performance, technical gaffes with the microphone are prominent throughout the song with the sound going in and out.
During the "Unicorn Forest" sketch, a boom mike can be briefly seen at the top of the screen.
During "Homelessville," Timberlake's character presses "Play" many times in his stereo, but he never press "Stop" or "Pause." The boombox stops by itself.
Don Pardo stuttered while saying Gwen Stefani's name in the opening credits.
In the monologue, Matthew Fox claims that Neve Campbell was the first Party of Five cast member to host SNL, followed by Jennifer Love Hewitt, then Scott Wolf. Though Neve did host first in Year 22, Wolf hosted next in Year 23, followed by Hewitt in Year 24.
During Weekend Update, Seth Meyers refers to Dancing with the Stars champion Emmitt Smith as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Though it seems very likely that Smith will be elected someday, he won't be eligible for induction until 2009.
In the opening credits of the original broadcast, Don Pardo mispronounced Ludacris' name twice. The correct pronunciation is the same as the word "ludicrous", whereas Pardo pronounced the host's name as "loo-DAY-cris." In repeats, the credits were re-recorded with the correct pronunciation.
Darrell Hammond's moustache falls off during the "Old Friends" skit, prompting Ludacris to ad-lib and bring an awkward end to the sketch.
During the cold opening, the audience cheers prematurely, as the adjacent stage lights go up early and reveal the special guest star. As a result, TV viewers watched the audience clap enthusiastically as Lorne Michaels receives a turkey club sandwich from an unknown NBC employee.
During the "Queen's Visit" sketch, Hugh Laurie has difficulty getting his reading glasses on with one hand, and thus ad-libs to bypass the need for them.
At the beginning of the monologue, the canned applause track keeps going after Hugh Laurie starts talking.
At the end of the Ghost Hunters sketch, the FOX logo from the World Series sketch appears onscreen for about five seconds.
After the "2006 World Series" sketch, Don Pardo announces the next live broadcast as "Monday" November 11.
In the "House of Carters" sketch, Nick and Aaron are using a PSP that's not even turned on.
Apparently, the private school mentioned in the "Mrs. Hastings" sketch has two names; Bill Hader's character refers to it as both "Westchester Academy" and "St. Ambrose."
"The Out-of-Breath-Jogger from 1982" mentions that President Ronald Reagan has problems with Mikhail Gorbachev, but Gorbachev was not elected Premier of the Soviet Union until 1985. The leader at that time was former KGB chief Yuri Andropov.
For this episode only, the opening credits were tweaked a bit; the host and musical guest were displayed as just pictures, and the show title changed to the '81-'85 show logo.
Maya Rudolph's character in the TSA Airport Security Sketch looks and sounds like her short-lived recurring character, Jackie. This character appeared in two episodes during the 2000-01 season.
Don Pardo stumbles in the opening credits when the picture of The Killers is on, prompting him to rush through saying "...and your host Dane Cook" before the picture left the screen.
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Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational