January 17th, 2009
ABC News Special: Vice President Dick Cheney: The Final InterviewSummary: Diane Sawyer (Kristen Wiig) interview outgoing Vice-President Dick Cheney (Darrell Hammond), who insists that he has no regrets.
Recurring Characters: Diane Sawyer, Dick Cheney.
Rosario Dawson’s MonologueSummary: Rosario Dawson speaks against Spanish stereotypes while Fericito (Fred Armisen) maintains his posture.
Recurring Characters: Fericito.
North American SavingsSummary: The bank that lets you save your money without the bother of collecting interest in these hard economic times.
Da Learnin’ TrainRecurring Characters: Harry Connick Jr.
Guantanamo Bay Going Out Of Business SaleSummary: CIA Field Op (Jason Sudeikis) announces that all torture devices and accessories must go, now that the new administration is closing down the detainment camp.
Aladdin AnniversarySummary: On their ten-year anniversary, Aladdin (Jason Sudeikis) and Jasmine (Rosario Dawson) sing the frustrations of married life aboard their magic carpet.
An SNL Digital ShortSummary: Fred Armisen and Andy Samberg are “A Couple of Homies” who manage to remain good friends without kissing.
GillySummary: Frizzy-haired Gilly (Kristen Wiig) performs pranks and misdemeanors in the classroom while dancing to her own theme song.
Fleet Foxes perform “Mykonos”
Weekend Update with Seth MeyersSummary: Bernard Madoff (Fred Armisen). Travel correspondent Judy Grimes (Kristen Wiig). Larry the Goose (Andy Samberg) tells his side of the Flight 1549 crash-landing story.
Recurring Characters: Judy Grimes.
La Policia MexicanaSummary: Isabella Lopez, Carmen (Rosario Dawson), Carloz Ruiz (Fred Armisen), and El Jefe (Bill Hader) interrogate a suspect (Bobby Moynihan) using basic Spanish 101.
The ViewSummary: Salma Hayek (Rosario Dawson) and Ricky Gervais (Jason Sudeikis).
Recurring Characters: Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Fleet Foxes perform “Blue Ridge Mountains”