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  Season 26: Episode 1

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Air Date:


Musical Guest:

Special Guests:


October 7th, 2000

Rob Lowe



Dennis McNicholas

Paula Pell

Jim Downey

Ralph Nader

Lorne Michaels


Tim Meadows

Brendan Fraser

First Presidential Debate
Summary: In their first debate monitored by Jim Lehrer (Chris Parnell), Al Gore (Darrell Hammond) dominates all the questions before George W. Bush (Will Ferrell) can give an incoherent answer.

Recurring Characters: George W. Bush, Al Gore, Jim Lehrer.



Rob Lowe's Monologue
Summary: Rob Lowe taackles off-topic questions about "The West Wing" from members of the audience.

Also Hosted: 89o, 96q.


Corn Chip Nail Tips
Summary: The perfect snack food for hip hop nail biters.

Monday Night Football
Summary: Al Michaels (Darrell Hammond) is flustered by lack of professionalism from his new co-hosts, Dan Fouts (Will Ferrell) and Dennis Miller (Jimmy Fallon).

Recurring Characters: Al Michaels, Dan Fouts, Dennis Miller, Eric Dickerson.


Ralph Nader Backstage
Summary: Backstage, Ralph Nader tries to sell Rob Lowe on his government ideas.


Pros & Cons
Summary: Nancy Grace (Ana Gasteyer) discusses the self-involved detective work of meddlers Shaggy (Rob Lowe) and Scooby Doo.

Recurring Characters: Nancy Grace.


Eminem & Dido perform "Stan"

Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon & Tina Fey
Summary: Ladies man Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) promotes his new movie during a supposed Hollywood editorial. Tina Fey rants about Britney Spears. Againg rappers Grand Master Rap (Jerry Minor) and Kid Shazaam (Horatio Sanz) laud newcomer Eminem.

Recurring Characters: Leon Phelps, Grand Master Rap, Kid Shazaam.


Airport Blind Date
Summary: Ray Murphy (Molly Shannon) makes her blind date, Rick Jennings (Will Ferrell), uncomfortable during their first face-to-face meeting.


Dateline Pre-Tapes
Summary: While pre-taping a promo for a story on trampolines, Stone Phillips (Rob Lowe) attempts to perfect his delivery.

Recurring Characters: Stone Phillips.


Eminem performs "The Real Slim Shady"

Chris Kattan Profile
Summary: Olympic-style coverage previews Chris Kattan getting ready for his next sketch.

Note: Because the show had run short on time, the sketch Chris Kattan is seen preparing for was unable to air on the live show.

Dream Team 2000
Summary: Stock footage displays the arrogance of USA athletes at the Summer Olympics.



Dress Rehearsal Cuts

Summary: Rob Lowe studies Mango's movements so he can play him in what turns out to be a porno film.

Recurring Characters: Mango.

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