October 25th, 2008
Road to the White HouseSummary: Sen. Joe Biden (Jason Sudeikis) and Rep. John Murtha (Darrell Hammond) make crazy statements while speaking at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Recurring Characters: Joe Biden.
Jon Hamm’s MonologueSummary: Jon Hamm uses an amalgam of gimmicky reality-based programming to fool new viewers into tuning into “Mad Men” on AMC.
Trick or TreatSummary: A registered sex offender (Will Forte) makes a clumsy introduction while trick-or-treating at his neighbor’s (Jon Hamm) house.
Note: This sketch was originally cut from the dress rehearsal of last season’s episode hosted by Brian Williams.
An SNL Digital ShortSummary: In “Rasta Man”, Andy Samberg performs a rastafarian rap.
Mad Men/Two A-Holes at an Ad Agency in the 1960sSummary: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the ad executives at Sterling Cooper strain to come up with a serious campaign for a suspendered hula hoop invented by a couple of A-Holes (Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig).
Recurring Characters: Male A-Hole, Female A-Hole.
The Barack Obama Variety Half-HourSummary: In lieu of a serious message this Wednesday night, Barack (Fred Armisen) and Michelle Obama (Maya Rudolph) will host and sing their praises in a star-studded variety program.
Recurring Characters: Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, John F. Kennedy.
Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up WomenSummary: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) demonstrates the keys to success in picking up women by making the least effort possible.
Coldplay performs “Viva la Vida”Lyrics
Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth MeyersSummary: Seth Meyers anchors solo after announcing that co-anchor Amy Poehler gave birth earlier in the day. Robo-Call (Will Forte). Ralph Nader (Bill Hader). Political comedian Nicholas Fehn (Fred Armisen) is unable to finish his thoughts on current events. Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson perform a brief duet as tribute to Amy Poehler giving birth.
Recurring Characters: Ralph Nader, Nicholas Fehn.
Variety VaultSummary: From 1959, it’s “Vincent Price’s (Bill Hader) Halloween Special”, featuring a lack of cooperation from Gloria Swanson (Kristen Wiig), James Mason (Jon Hamm), Liberace (Fred Armisen), and a prop elevator.
Recurring Characters: Vincent Price, James Mason, Liberace.
Jon Hamm’s John HamSummary: Jon Hamm promotes the perishable delight that allows businessmen to have lunch and use the bathroom without going over company time.
Coldplay performs “Lost”
Pat FingerSummary: Pat Finger (Jon Hamm) is running for office in Butts.
Coldplay performs “Yellow”