October 8, 2011
 Season 37 episode
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Episode 705
Season Episode 3
Host Ben Stiller
Musical Guest(s) Foster the People
Song(s) performed by Musical Guest(s) "Pumped Up Kicks"
"Houdini"
Previous Episode
October 1, 2011
Next Episode
October 15, 2011

The 705th episode of Saturday Night Live aired on October 8, 2011. It was hosted by short-time SNL cast member Ben Stiller and the musical guest was Foster the People, who performed "Pumped Up Kicks" and "Houdini."

Sketches[edit | edit source]

  • Press Conference (Cold Opening)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (Commercial)
  • Fox and Friends (Show)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (Commercial)
  • The Best of Both Worlds (Show)
  • SNL Digital Short - V-Necks
  • Hank Williams, Jr. (Miscellaneous)
  • Halloween Party
  • Lincoln Financial Group (Commercial)
  • Columbus Day Assblast (Commercial)
  • Bruce Springsteen: Just The Stories (Commercial)
  • Tinyballs (Commercial)

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Press Conference
  • Opening Monologue
  • Lincoln Financial Group
    • Jason Sudeikis as the guy
  • Fox and Friends
  • Lincoln Financial Group
    • Bill Hader as the guy
  • The Best of Both Worlds
  • SNL Digital Short - V-Necks
    • Ben Stiller as one of the guys
    • Vanessa Bayer as Gwen
    • Paul Brittain as one of the police officers
    • Taran Killam as Hansen
    • Bobby Moynihan as one of the police officers
    • Nasim Pedrad as the girl
    • Andy Samberg as one of the guys
  • Hank Williams, Jr.
    • Jason Sudeikis as Hank Williams, Jr.
  • Weekend Update
    • Seth Meyers
    • Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander
    • Kristen Wiig as Nan Washingtom
    • Bill Hader as Stefon
  • Halloween Party
    • Ben Stiller as Mr. Jurgens
    • Abby Elliott as Becky
    • Taran Killam as one of the guys
    • Andy Samberg as Patrick
    • Kenan Thompson as one of the guys
    • Kristen Wiig as Shana
  • Lincoln Financial Group
    • Ben Stiller as the guy
    • Abby Elliott as the girl
  • Columbus Day Assblast
  • Bruce Springsteen: Just The Stories
    • Ben Stiller as Bruce Springsteen
    • Fred Armisen as Steve Van Zandt
    • Steve Higgins as the announcer (voice only)
    • Michael Patrick O'Brien as Max Weinberg
  • Tinyballs
    • Ben Stiller as the dealer
    • Fred Armisen as the coach
    • Paul Brittain as one of the players
    • Taran Killam as Brad Pitt
    • Bobby Moynihan as Jonah Hill
    • Jay Pharoah as one of the players

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The real Hugh Jackman appeared as Daniel Radcliffe during "The Best of Both Worlds" sketch along with Andy Samberg's impression of Jackman.
  • Ben Stiller reprised his role as Derek Zoolander from the 2001 comedy film Zoolander in the Weekend Update segment.
  • Kenny G played soprano sax during Foster the People's performance of "Houdini."
  • The "Tinyballs" filmed commercial sketch is a parody of the 2011 biographical sports drama film Moneyball.
Preceded by:
October 1, 2011
Saturday Night Live episode Followed by:
October 15, 2011
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