February 7, 2004 was a typical Saturday night. At 11:30pm, televisions all over the US switched to NBC to watch the popular show, Saturday Night Live. The guest host of the evening was Megan Mullally, but the star of the evening was Clay Aiken.
The preceding week, NBC teased their audience with lots of fun promos for the show and each one showed Clay just being his “funny” self. There was even one with a “pasty” that was a parody on the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Most Clay Aiken fans knew the night was going to be great as soon as we saw Clay jump on stage dressed in a white tux and belting out “She’s So Hot!”
Clay was actively involved throughout the show. One of the highlights was a skit about getting into the Grammy Awards. The ill-fitted suit, the curly wig, the exaggerated accent and especially the “Aiken Wink” made Trey Aiken and the skit a highlight of the entire season.
Besides acting, Clay sang “Invisible” and “The Way.” When the show was over, it was fun to see all the cast hugging each other and congratulating Clay for the great job that he did.
The following is a video of some of the promo before the show
Did you watch this show??
We did watch and Clay stole the show as he always did in those early days. He just seemed to pop up everywhere. I really do miss him and that voice! Not just the voice – – – his entertaining and unique personality is missed just as much!
Thank you for always bringing back so many great “Clay Memories”! It’s fun to remember the fun!
Great show, my favorite part (beside his singing) was that Aiken wink. Melts me every time!
Clay was a riot on SNL that evening. I did watch & record the show. However, I didn't see all the promos before the show. Thanks for posting.
Did I miss the video of Clay singing and winking? I only saw the promo piece that was just over a minute.
My family and I were in Las Vegas to celebrate
oldest Grandson’s 21st Birthday!! But I made sure I was back in the room to watch Clay on SNL!!!
Thanks for the memories❤️
Aww, I never saw that show. The promo looks funny though! Is the video of the whole show anywhere to be seen? Thanks for the photos you posted for us.
I looked on YouTube and could not find any video of the show. I do believe that one used to be available, but was taken down.
best snl show EVER!