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An interview with SNL writer Bryan Tucker conducted in December 2006 revealed that he wrote the "Wine Snobs" sketch that is performed in the episode's 10-to-1 timeslot. The interview reveals Tucker's struggle with the sketch barely making it into the episode's unusually long 2 1/2 hour dress rehearsal and finally into the live show.
The name of the character played by Antonio Banderas in the "Besos y Lagrimas" sketch, Paolo, is the Italian form of the name "Paul," rather than the Spanish form, "Pablo."
During the opening credits, Don Pardo stammers and jumps over the musical guests' name.
During the interview with San Francisco Giants' mascot, the background photograph is of the stadium originally known as Candlestick Park. The San Francisco Giants have since moved out into a newer facility, now known as AT&T Park.
in "Sheldon's Bar Mitzvah," Natalie Portman's character is named Rebecca Hershlag. Hershlag happens to be Natalie's real last name.
At the beginning of the episode, the audio wasn't functioning properly so you couldn't hear Natalie's monologue in one speaker.
During Weekend Update, Donald Trump (played by Darrell Hammond) refers to Martha Stewart as a "Dutch witch," even though the Domestic Diva is of Polish heritage.
At the time of the Million Man March, Bryant Gumbel was working for NBC, not CBS. Also, the clip from "Token Power" is allegedly from 1992, three years before the march.
In repeats of this episode, a caption was added to the "Cat Fancy" sketch. When Parrot Companion Quarterly was mentioned a disclaimer reading "Note: Parrot Companion Quarterly is a real magazine" appears on the screen.
In the 'Target' sketch, the first customer has a bill of $61.20. After paying with a $100 bill, the clerk gives the customer her change entirely with paper currency.
During the "Fairmount Suites Inn" sketch you can hear and see Rachel Dratch cracking up.
The microphone is visible for part of the "Cat Fancy" sketch.
During the opening credits, Don Pardo accidentally announces Kenan Thompson's name as a featured cast member, then has difficulty keeping up with what appears on-screen, such as when The Strokes' picture card come up on screen, he completly blanks out.
During the "Fairmount Suites Inn" sketch several unplanned incidents happen. First, the camera bounces as it zooms in on the clock radio. Second, when Sarsgard hits the TV the screen goes blank but the sound can still be heard. Then when the picture does come back on, the words "Video 1" can be seen in the corner. The top of a stagehand's head can be seen when he goes to fix the TV and to hand Sarsgard the remote. There was also a moment where the camera cut to a surprised Rachel Dratch who was only supposed to be seen on the TV in the hotel room. When this episode was rerun, this sketch was replaced with the dress rehearsal version.
When the pirates sing the alphabet at the end of the "National Pirate Convention" sketch, they skip the letter P.
For the 3rd episode in a row, a Smigel cartoon is interrupted in Canada. This time it was the "700 Gang" cold opening. It was for the AFC championship game which was televised on CBS. Then later on in the show, The "Mike and Toni's Chandelier Galaxy" sketch was interrupted for a closed captioning message.
Jason Sudeikis' microphone is not turned on at the beginning of the "Live Duluth" sketch.
Even though it was not apparent on camera, you can hear Scarlett Johansson cracking up as Will Forte chugs down a bottle of Jack Daniels during the "Live Duluth" sketch.
During a shot of the studio in the commercial break, Lorne Michaels can be seen as the assembly of the next sketch takes place.
During the "Sbarro" sketch, Amy Poehler cracks up when Rachel Dratch was being raised in the air by the wind.
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Satire, frat guy humor, ensemble cast, feel good comedy, improvisational