Amy Poehler: This week, ABC announced plans to launch a sitcom based on the Caveman characters from the well-known Geico commercials. But not be outdone, NBC announced their new drama, "1-800-Mattress."
Amy Poehler: A new bird called the Gorgeted Puffleg, which is a blue and green throated Humming Bird species, was discovered in a cloud forest in Columbia... though, still nothing on Bin Laden.
Sketches not shown in the 60 minute version: the Sam Waterson and Aunt Linda segments on Weekend Update, "Bronx Beat," "TV Funhouse: Decision '08," "Deep House Dish," and Maroon 5's performance of "Won't Go Home Without You."
The "Brian Grazer's Office" sketch was cut from the previous season's Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers dress rehearsal.
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal include: "Moustache Rides" (rerun from Shia LaBeouf/Avril Lavigne); a sketch where Zach, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Jason Sudiekis, Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson are tenants in a building complaining to the Super about problems not being fixed; a sketch with Al Gore (Darrell Hammond) talking about Global Warming while making exaggerated facial expressions; a parody of the "Proactive Skin Cream" commercials with Kristin as Dina Lohan talking about the product; Socially Awkward Officemates at Staples, where the weird office twosome Neil (Will Forte) and Jean (Kristin Wiig) include store clerk (Zach) in their peculiar activities; a commercial with Zach Braff as a hospital orderly talking about how he likes to remove bad smells from old people before working with them; and a sketch about Al Pacino (Bill Hader) buying last-minute gifts over the phone.
Zach Braff is the first cast member from Scrubs to host SNL.
Andy's love towards sandwiches, as mentioned in the monologue, is a running Lonely Island joke that was seen in the Digital Short from the Matt Dillon/Arctic Monkeys season 31 episode, as well as the pilot for "Awesometown."