Saturday Night Live

Season 34 Episode 22

Will Ferrell/Green Day

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 16, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • During the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch, while there is a long camera shot to all five characters in the sketch, Norm MacDonald's podium has the name "Turd Ferguson," an allusion to Burt Reynolds' previous appearance on the segment in 1999.

    • At the end of the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch, Tom Hanks can be heard saying "sibilance" into his pen/microphone. This is a reference to a "Wayne's World" sketch from 1990 in which Tom Hanks played a roadie for the band Aerosmith, and would use the word sibilance to test the volume of the band's microphones.

  • Quotes

    • Seth Meyers: It was revealed this week that Harrison Ford is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Calista Flockhart. Unfortunately, the news came to light in the final paragraph of Chewbacca's suicide note.

    • Seth Meyers: Tony Danza has begun work on a new A&E series in which he will spend a year teaching 10th grade English at a New York City school. The network is already preparing a spin-off series in which a group of students repeat 10th grade English.

    • Amy Poehler: Pfizer unveiled a new program Thursday that provides people who have lost their jobs and health insurance with free Lipatorine Viagra. So good news, ladies. You know that fat guy you've been dating who uses Viagra? He doesn't have a job!

    • Amy Poehler: The World Health Organization said Thursday that the swine flu virus did not result from a laboratory accident. So you're back on the hook, Fernando, the farmer who married a pig. (shows image of Fernando holding a pig)

    • Amy Poehler: In a reversal of his position, President Obama this week said he now opposes the release of photographs showing terrorist suspects being abused in Afghanistan and Iraq. Meaning we'll just have to wait for Dick Cheney's Christmas card.

  • Notes

    • Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: the "Really?!? with Seth and Amy" segment on Weekend Update, "Inside the NBA," "Funeral Remembrances," "Goodnight Saigon," "Wade Blasingame" (rerun 12/9/00), and Green Day's performance of "21 Guns."

    • International airdates:
      -Latin America: August 15, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: a "Charlie Rose" cold open, where Rose (Darrell Hammond) interviews various people; a substitute teacher (Will Ferrell) demands students undress; "Secret Weapon," a Digital Short in which a psycho (Will Ferrell) invents a dog-shaped puppet to attack others; a club owner (Kenan Thompson) advises a free-for-all on the stage at his nightclub; Jar Glove (rerun from Michael Phelps/Lil Wayne); Gas-Rite (rerun from John Malkovich/TI); a man (Will Ferrell) hides a woman's (Abby Elliott) favorite mug; a couple (Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig) are fascinated by the bidet in their hotel bathroom; on Weekend Update, Arianna Huffington (Michaela Watkins) and Boy George (Fred Armisen) stop by to give separate commentaries.

    • Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson's last episode. Also Darrell Hammond's last episode was a full-time cast member.

  • Allusions