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"Saturday Night Live" Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008)

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Original Air Date:
13 September 2008 (Season 34, Episode 1)
Watch the season premiere of SNL this week with host Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps and Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. (NOTE: edited episode.) Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Fred Armisen ... Various

Will Forte ... Various

Bill Hader ... Various

Darrell Hammond ... Bela Karolyi

Seth Meyers ... Weekend Update Anchor

Amy Poehler ... Weekend Update Anchor / Hillary Clinton / Various

Andy Samberg ... Various

Jason Sudeikis ... Various

Kenan Thompson ... Various

Kristen Wiig ... Various

Bobby Moynihan ... Various

Casey Wilson ... Various

Lil' Wayne ... Himself - Musical Guest

Michael Phelps ... Himself - Host / Various
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tina Fey ... Gov. Sarah Palin

Jared Fogle ... Himself

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
Debbie Phelps ... Herself

William Shatner ... Himself

Peter Austin Noto ... Various Characters (uncredited)
Nick Psinakis ... Space Olympian (uncredited)

Emily Robinson ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Roy King 
Akiva Schaffer (digital shorts)
James Signorelli (segment "Jar Glove")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Abeles  writer
James Anderson  writer
Alex Baze  head writer: Weekend Update
Alex Baze  writer
Jessica Conrad  writer
James Downey  (as Jim Downey)
Steve Higgins  writer
Colin Jost  writer
Erik Kenward  writer
John Lutz  writer
Seth Meyers  head writer
Lorne Michaels  writer
John Mulaney  writer
Simon Rich  writer
Perry Sachs  contributing writer
Andy Samberg  digital shorts (uncredited)
Marika Sawyer  writer
Akiva Schaffer  writer
John Solomon  writer
Emily Spivey  writer
Kent Sublette  writer
Jorma Taccone  writer
Bryan H. Tucker  (as Bryan Tucker)

Produced by
Doug Abeles .... producer: Weekend Update
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Michael Bosze .... associate producer
Ayala Cohen .... co-producer
Jennifer Danielson .... associate producer (as Jennifer Taylor Danielson)
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Steve Higgins .... producer
Lyle Jackson .... associate producer
Marci Klein .... producer
Nicholas S. Mallardi .... associate producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Kevin Miller .... associate producer
Hillary Selesnick Hunn .... co-producer (as Hillary Hunn)
Michael Shoemaker .... producer
Lindsay Shookus .... associate producer
Brian Siedlecki .... associate producer
James Signorelli .... film segment producer
Rhys Thomas .... film associate producer
Scott Weinstein .... co-producer
Film Editing by
Alexander Serpico (segment "Jar Glove")
Costume Design by
Tom Broecker 
Makeup Department
Souraya Hamdi .... makeup artist
Dierdre Harris .... hair stylist
Craig Lindberg .... special makeup effects artist
Amanda Miller .... wigmaker
Katherine O'Donnell .... makeup artist
Bettie O. Rogers .... department head hairstylist
Cara Hannah Sullivan .... hair stylist
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist: Kristen Wiig
Cassandra Keating .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Art Department
Abariss Culjak .... properties
Craig Donnelly .... graphic designer
Judyta Rozycka .... scenic artist
Diana Shaller .... scenic artist
Jeannine Jones .... outside props (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Duffy .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Matthew Hemesath .... costumer
Jeriana San Juan .... assistant costume designer (as Jeriana Hochberg)
Paul Thompson .... costumer
Deirdre Wegner .... assistant costume designer
Music Department
Andy Samberg .... music recordist (as The Lonely Island)
Akiva Schaffer .... music recordist (as The Lonely Island)
Asa Taccone .... composer: additional music
Jorma Taccone .... composer: additional music
Jorma Taccone .... music recordist (as The Lonely Island)
Other crew
Danielle Flora .... choreographer
Tarah Lee .... photo assistant
Paula Pell .... writing supervisor
Ashley Peter .... assistant to seth meyers & james downey
Jeannette Sarpola .... first assistant accountant
Kim Smelter .... production coordinator
Gillian Speers .... production staff
Alix Sternberg .... script coordinator
Justin Ulbrich .... production staff
Adam Nicely .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Christoph Tallerico .... intern (uncredited)
Bernie Brillstein .... dedicatee

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lorne Michaels  creator

Production Companies

Additional Details

53 min

Did You Know?

This episode was dedicated to the memory of Bernie Brillstein who helped develop the show and managed Lorne Michaels.See more »
Sen. Hillary Clinton:I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy.
Gov. Sarah Palin:And I can see Russia from my house!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Righteous Kill (2008)See more »
Space OlympicsSee more »


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Phelps should have rested before SNL but otherwise decent show!, 2 December 2008
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Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps had the great honor of hosting Saturday Night Like like some other athletes in the past like Chris Everett who I thought was the best and the Rock and others. Well, Michael Phelps had just earned 8 Olympic Gold Medals before coming to Saturday Night Live. He was okay but not spectacular and after watching the Anderson Cooper interview on Sixty Minutes the other night. Phelps was clearly exhausted by the coverage and his new life as spokesman as well as maintaining his physiques. I loved the McSwimmy segment of Grey's Anatomy with him wearing nothing but his swimsuit and medals. There was plenty of outside material like the upcoming election. He was also good in a sketch about inbred children of a polygamous cult who are home schooled by a deranged teacher participating in a television game show challenge against public school students. Still, Phelps was not spectacular but he did provide a decent showing. He is not an actor or comedian who usually graces the show but Phelps is a phenomenon today.

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