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Actor Ben Affleck hosts the 30th season opner. Musical guest is Nelly.
Sketches:"First Presidential Debate 2004," "Dr. Porkenheimer's Boner Juice," "Debbie Downer," "Swift Veterans for Truth," "Kerry Campaign Stop," "The Escalator," "Obnoxious Wedding DJ," and "Kitty Kelley's 'The Family.'"
Performances:Nelly performs: "My Place" with Jaheim and "Na-Nana-Na"
This episode was originally supposed to be hosted by comedian and SNL staple Steve Martin with Prince (who last appeared on SNL in its sixth season) as the musical guest, but both dropped out at the last minute. Both Martin and Prince would be the host and musical guest for season 31's sole new episode in February.