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October 23, 2004
Host:Jude Law
Musical Guest:Ashlee Simpson
Episode Number:30.3  (# 568)
Titles Cast Host Musical Guest Special Guest Cameo Characters Impressions Full Summary Statistics
Cold OpeningHardball 
SketchGreen Screen 
CommercialThe Dyson Toilet 
SketchNinth Presidential Debate 
MiscellaneousParis Hilton Apologizes 
Musical Performance"Pieces of Me" 
Weekend Update  
SketchBush/Blair Press Conference 
SketchTrump Promo 
SketchJane Eyre
This sketch originally appeared at the 03.06.2004 dress rehearsal.
Musical Performance 
At the beginning of this performance, the vocal track from Ashlee Simpson's previous song can be heard playing. Ashlee confusedly looks behind her, and then looks around at her band members. She begins to do a silly dance, and after several seconds, she walks off the stage. Her band continues to play the instrumentals from the previous song as the show unexpectedly goes to commercial. The entire incident reveals that Ashlee was either lip-synching or using a guide track on her previous song. She is also the only musical guest in SNL history to walk off in the middle of a performance. During the goodnights, she states that her band began playing the wrong song, and she "didn't know what to do so I thought I'd do a hoedown". The performance is unchanged in reruns.
FilmBear City 
SketchThe Adventures of Peter O'Toole & Michael Caine 
FilmBear City