Saturday Night Live

Season 30 Episode 19

Will Ferrell/Queens of the Stone Age

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 14, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: At the beginning of the sketch "Celebrity Jeopardy," Trebek said that Osborne was in first place and Cosby was in second even though she was at $-82,400 and Cosby was at $-82,300.

  • Quotes

    • Tina Fey: This Monday marks the final episode of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Next season, CBS Monday will be anchored by the show "Everybody Has Mixed Feelings About Charlie Sheen."

    • Will Ferrell: (thinking) Finesse not Kenan, Finesse not Kenan...
      Finesse Mitchell: Hey Will!
      Will Ferrell: (thinking) Finesse not Kenan, Finesse not Kenan... (out loud) Hey Kenan!

    • Will Ferrell: (to the audience) Oops, I peed my pants.

  • Notes

    • Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: "Lunford Twins Variety Hour," a Luvahs sketch where the couple goes camping, a sketch about a haunted house, and a sketch about a lawyer named Marvin Lunder.

    • Amongst the sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: "ParaTriCyclen," "Art Dealers," "Grind!" "TV Funhouse: Shazzang!," "Going 2 C Movies," and Queens of the Stone Age's performance of "In My Head."
      On the other hand, this episode adds the "Bear City" from Lohan/Coldplay (5/21/05).

    • Rob Riggle does not appear until the goodnights.

    • Amongst the sketches that were cut in dress rehearsal were "Lundford Twins Reunion Concert" with Ferrell replacing Paul Giamatti and something called "Marvin Lunder."

    • Will Ferrell is the 18th former SNL cast member to host.

    • This is the second episode in a row where someone has used an expletive on-air. Chris Parnell mumbles "shit" during the "Going 2 C Movies" sketch.

    • At the time, Will was promoting the movie Kicking and Screaming co-starring Robert Duvall and Mike Ditka.

    • In the live airing of this episode, the birth control sketch featured the song "There She Goes" by La's, like the actual commercial it spoofs. When the episode was rerun, the music was changed to a sound-alike song.

    • Will Ferrell resurrects his roles as Alex Trebek from "Celebrity Jeopardy," Gene Frenkle from "Behind the Music: BOC" fame, and Robert Goulet.

  • Allusions