November 1, 2008
 Season 34 episode
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Episode 643
Season Episode 7
Host Ben Affleck
Musical Guest(s) David Cook
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Light On"
"Declaration"
Previous Episode
October 25, 2008
Next Episode
November 15, 2008


Saturday Night Live aired its 643rd episode on November 1, 2008. The host was Ben Affleck, and the musical guest was David Cook. John and Cindy McCain appeared on this show, along with Tina Fey returning for the last time, as Sarah Palin. Since the election is over, and since McCain didn't win, Fey is retiring the Palin impression.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Repertory players[edit | edit source]

Featured players[edit | edit source]

Sketches[edit | edit source]

  • A Special Message from Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin (Opening Sketch)
  • Montage
  • Ben Affleck's Monologue
  • Jar Glove
  • The View
  • Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • Target Greatland
  • The Staten Island Zoo
  • David Cook performs "Light On"
  • Weekend Update with Seth Meyers (Amy Poehler was absent from this show due to an illness.)
  • Night School Musical
  • Grady Wilson's Marriage Techniques
  • The Zolesky Brothers
  • David Cook performs "Declaration"
  • Bierhoff Brothers House of Coats
  • Goodnights
Preceded by:
October 25, 2008
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
November 15, 2008
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