December 10, 2005
Season 31 episode
Episode 593
Season Episode 8
Host Alec Baldwin
Musical Guest(s) Shakira
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Don't Bother"
"La Tortura"
Previous Episode December 3, 2005
Next Episode December 17, 2005

The 593rd episode of Saturday Night Live aired on December 10, 2005. It was hosted by Alec Baldwin and the musical guest was Shakira who performed "Don't Bother" for the first performance and was joined by Alejandro Sanz to perform "La Tortura" for the second performance.


  • Saddam in Prison (Cold Opening)
  • Tylenol BM (Commercial)
  • Face Transplant
  • The O'Reilly Factor (Show)
  • Celebrity Mugshot Poker (A Cartoon By Robert Smigel)
  • Brokeback Goldmine (Commercial)
  • The Tony Bennett Show (Show)
  • Carol
  • Hot Dog Family
  • Medicare (Commercial)
  • Elf Motivation



  • Maya Rudolph does not appear in this episode due to being on maternity leave, she is still credited however.
  • During the Elf Motivation sketch instead of "Always Be Cobbling" Alec Baldwin accidentally "Always Be Closing", the famous line from the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross" which starred Baldwin and which the sketch is parodying.
  • The end of Weekend Update featured a clip of Richard Pryor with Chevy Chase from 1975 as a tribute to Pryor who died the morning before this episode aired.
  • Former SNL cast member Tim Meadows made a guest appearance during the Monologue.
  • Alejandro Sanz joins Shakira for her performance of "La Totura".
  • This is the 3rd appearance of "The Tony Bennett Show"
  • This is the 2nd appearance of Carol.
Preceded by:
December 3, 2005
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
December 17, 2005
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