October 7th, 2000
First Presidential DebateSummary: 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.
Corn Chip Nail TipsSummary: The perfect snack food for hip hop nail biters.
Monday Night FootballSummary: 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 BackstageSummary: Backstage, Ralph Nader tries to sell Rob Lowe on his government ideas.
Pros & ConsSummary: 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 FeySummary: 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 DateSummary: Ray Murphy (Molly Shannon) makes her blind date, Rick Jennings (Will Ferrell), uncomfortable during their first face-to-face meeting.
Dateline Pre-TapesSummary: 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 ProfileSummary: 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 2000Summary: Stock footage displays the arrogance of USA athletes at the Summer Olympics.
Dress Rehearsal Cuts
MangoSummary: Rob Lowe studies Mango’s movements so he can play him in what turns out to be a porno film.
Recurring Characters: Mango.