Mitt Romney: (to Newt Gingrich) People just have a problem connecting with you as a person. That's not a problem I have. Point thumb at self.
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special.
Sketches cut after dress rehearsal: at a funeral, a woman (Abby Elliott) sings about the recently deceased's life; and a sketch about a baby parenting class.
During the original live broadcast, a still photo of Molly Shannon and Whitney Houston (circa 1996) appears on-screen following the "Crab Blast" sketch. Houston, a two-time musical guest on SNL, passed away six hours before the show went live.