Saturday Night Live

Season 27 Episode 20

Winona Ryder/Moby

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Aired Saturday 11:30 PM May 18, 2002 on NBC
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Winona Ryder/Moby
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Live from New York (in English and Spanish), it's...Maya Rudolph and Will Ferrell!

Sketches include "Jimmy Carter In Cuba," "Celebrity Jeopardy!," "Uncle Mike & Uncle Danny," "Botox", "Bear Researchers," "Girl Next Door: The Search For a Playboy Centerfold," "Love-Ahs," "Mango, Winona, and Moby Go Shoplifting," and "Farewell To Will Ferrell."

Moby performed "We Are All Made Of Stars" and "South Side."moreless

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  • Oh Will Ferrell, we will miss you so.

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    The end of the season also marks the end of an era in Saturday Night Live. With Will Ferrell leaving (and with Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Ana Gasteyer soon to follow), I'm sad to say that much of the quality of the show went with it. At least this episode was a fitting farewell to Mr. Ferrell.



    I'd have to say my favorite sketches of the night were Celebrity Jeopardy, the Lovers in the Hottub, the Botox commercial, and the Bear researcher. Except for the Botox commercial, which featured only females, these sketches showed Ferrell at his comedic best. You could give Will anything to say as Alex Trebek and it would always crack me up. (I found it especially heartwarming when the real Alex Trebek came out to give his farewell to Will).



    My favorite Will moment of the night, however, would have to be during the Bear Researcher sketch. When he realizes that the bear shot his wife instead of mauling her, and says something like "He shot her! I didn't teach him that! He's been watching too much TV!" and just the look on his face...classic.



    Farewell Will Ferrell. You have given us many, many laughs.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the Will Ferrell tribute, Chris Parnell says that he is the only cast member to be fired, then rehired. Jim Belushi also received this treatment in 1985, but with less media attention.

    • In the opening sketch, Darrell Hammond has his fly open. You can see it when he stands up at the end of the sketch.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Tina Fey: The cover story of New York Magazine this week is "Baby Panic." This goes perfectly with the other magazines on my coffee table: "Where Are The Babies?", "Why Haven't You Had A Baby?", and "For God's Sake, Have A Baby!" Thanks, Time Magazine, just what I need - another article so depressing, I can actually hear my ovaries curling up.

    • Tina Fey: My mom had me when she was 40, and this was back in the '70s, when the only fertility aid was Harley's Bristol Creme. So, waiting is just a risk that I'm going to have to take. And I don't think I could do fertility drugs, because, to me, six half-pound translucent babies is not a miracle. It's gross. I'd rather adopt a baby, I don't need a kid that looks like me. I was an ugly kid. I looked like a cross between that chick from the Indigo Girls and... the other chick from the Indigo Girls. Not a cute kid, alright.

    • Tina Fey: New York's Cardinal Egan plans to tap wealthy Catholic donors for a fund that would help falsely accused priests pay their legal bills. All he needs now is one falsely accused priest.

    • Tina Fey: San Francisco was rattled by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake Tuesday. One San Francisco man said the quake was so strong it shook the gay out of him.

    • Alex Trebek: (to Bjork) Are you Icelandic or retarded?

    • Professor Roger Klarvin: Nothing satisfies like a post-coital omelet of your own design.

    • Winona Ryder: I want a paralyzed face, but I'm too young for a stroke.

    • Jimmy Fallon: Never give the president anything important while he's watching SpongeBob SquarePants.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The "Mango" sketch in this episode parodies host Winona Ryder being found shoplifting at a Sak's Fifth Avenue in December 2001. Judging from her "Free Mango" t-shirt, it seems Winona learned her lesson.

    • Neil Diamond: Thank you, Rhea Perlman...

      During Weekend Update, Neil Diamond says he's saying goodbye to his favorite hombres at the Cheers reunion, referring to an episode of Fraiser which reunited Dr. Fraiser Crane with the gang from Cheers during a trip to Boston. Also, Diamond confuses Tina Fey with Rhea Perlman, who played Carla Tortelli on the show.

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