In the Presidential debate sketch, Chevy Chase seriously injured his groin while making a pratfall. Although he continued to perform for the rest of the episode, he missed the next two episodes to recover. Jane Curtin filled as Weekend Update anchor for the next two episodes
This is the final appearance of Jim Henson's Muppets on the show. The writers hated writing the Muppets sketches and they were not popular with viewers. Jim Henson and his staff had created new Muppets especially for the show. These new characters never appeared in another Muppet production again.
When this episode was rerun in September 2001, the portion of Weekend Update with Emily Litella talking about the five 'crustaceans' hijacking an airplane was removed due to the then-recent September 11 attack on the United States.