Saturday Night Live

Season 26 Episode 8

Val Kilmer/U2

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Dec 09, 2000 on NBC
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Val Kilmer/U2
Live from New York, it's... Chris Parnell! Sketches include: "Gore's Lawsuit," "Wade Blasingame: Attorney-at-Law," "Behind The Music," "Palm Beach," "Veronica and Co.," "Iceman: The Later Years," "Seasons Greetings From SNL," "Margaret Healey," and "The Tyson Bros." U2 performs "Beautiful Day" and "Elevation."

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Val Kilmer is a horrid actor...period.

    I am not a huge Kilmer fan to begin with, but I gave this episode a chance. Right from the monologue, I could tell that Kilmer was going to ruin this episode. The only thing that saved this episode was the strength of the cast. Behind the Music just gave Kilmer a chance to revise his one and only good impression, Jim Morrison. Will Ferrell was the best in that sketch (As Jesus : \\\"When I first heard The Great Frog Society, I was like, oh my Dad!\\\"). Palm Beach was great for Hammond & Ferrell playing off one another. U2\\\'s performances were great with Bono leaping off the stage and performing in the audience. But that was all! Val Kilmer is terrible. He needs to go to acting school.

    Benjamin LeBaron


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jimmy Fallon: New Scientist Magazine reported this week that in the future, cars could be powered by hazel nuts. That's encouraging, considering an 8-ounce jar of hazel nuts costs about nine dollars. Yeah, I got an idea for a car that runs on bald eagle heads and fabrache eggs.

    • Tina Fey: University of Minnesota researchers said this week that the drug Naltrexone could be used to curb a kleptomaniac's impulse to steal. Although the drug is not covered by most HMOs, doctors say kleptomaniacs should have no problem obtaining it.

    • Tina Fey: Dr. Frank J. Orland, the man who discovered the relationship between bacteria and tooth decay, passed away last week at the age of 83. His memorial service was attended by 4 out of 5 dentists.

    • Tina Fey: During an interview this week on 60 Minutes, Al Gore denied that he was angry about the election, saying, "Anger? What would be the point of feeling that way?" Adding, "Seriously. Tell me. I am fascinated by your human emotions."

    • Tina Fey: On Meet the Press last Sunday, Dick Cheney warned that "We may be on the edge of a recession." Governor Bush has since asked his running mate, "If it's warm enough, can we have recession outside?"

    • Al Gore: (pours himself a drink) Ms. Harris, isn't it inappropriate for you to be here?
      Katherine Harris: Guess what, Al? I'm always gonna be here. Everywhere you turn, this face will be staring at you! (makes a creepy smile) I'm gonna crush you!
      Al Gore: Damn you, Woman! Not in front of the boy!
      George W. Bush: (crying) Why are you yelling?! Be friends!

    • Tina Fey: At 8:00 this morning, the hand recounts start up again, then the Circuit Court rejects Bush's appeal, the Prime Minister of Israel resigns, no one notices, then this afternoon the U.S. Supreme Court got all up in it and stopped the recount. In light of these events, America is canceled. Citizens are asked to choose between Canada and Mexico by 4 p.m. tomorrow.

    • Sidney Shyner: I have no political interest in representing the Vice President, and I am not in any way affiliated with the Democratic Party. Mr. Gore approached me after seeing my ad on The Montel Williams Show.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "Wade Blasingame: Attorney at Law," "Veronica & Co.," "Iceman: The Later Years," "Burt Bacharach," and U2's infamous performance of "Elevation."

    • Nearly a decade after this episode aired, Val Kilmer and featured player Maya Rudolph would work together in the movie MacGruber.

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a sketch a man (Val Kilmer) is provoked into talking and yelling in a movie theater; "Mango"; a commercial where during a newscast, viewers may put their on words into the dialogue; a sketch where Deandra Wells (Ana Gasteyer) sings and insults with Kris Kristofferson (Val Kilmer); and a sketch where Al Gore (Darrell Hammond) annoys Santa Claus (Chris Kattan) and a store manager (Tracy Morgan).

    • During the performance of "Elevation", Bono jumps off the stage and finishes the song while randomly wandering around the studio audience. This was not planned for the episode (and ends up being parodied on the Lucy Liu/Jay-Z episode during "Weekend Update").

    • Val Kilmer mentions in the monologue that he had been asked to host a number of times before this appearance. It may be a little obvious that people really wanted him to host, because he didn't have any movies out at all that year.

    • Val Kilmer plays Doors vocalist Jim Morrison in the Behind the Music sketch. Kilmer played Morrison in the movie "The Doors".