With the passing of legendary film critic Roger Ebert and me being a big SNL fan, I thought a good way to honor him would be to post this funny SNL moment. This is from the season premiere episode hosted by Chevy Chase way back in 1982. Roger Ebert along with Gene Siskel did a live review of SNL while the show was still in progress. They also criticized Chevy for not being there to host in person and reviewed one of his movies too, “Oh Heavenly Dog” (with Chevy doing his classic making funny faces behind someone while they’re talking).
This wasn’t the last time that Siskel and Ebert would make an appearance on SNL. They also did another review sketch the during the 1983 season premiere episode hosted by Brandon Tartikoff and made an appearance during the SNL Film Festival special that aired during the 1984 season.
Chevy Chase when he returned to Weekend Update back in 2007. This was cool because the update set looked like how it did back in the 1970s and as you can see, he even began by being on the phone. The only thing missing of course was the projector screen as they stopped using by the 2000 season.
From the Season 3 Chevy Chase episode. This was the “After Love” sketch. A sketch about having an awkward moment after a night of love making with someone you barely know
No, this wasn’t that short-lived talk show he had in the early 1990s, this was one of the NBC specials he did in the late 1970s. He did some more of them during that time (I think he only did 3?). I’m not sure but I think that it was apart of his deal he made with NBC once he decided to leave SNL, he would come back and do a few comedy specials for the network. These were actually pretty entertaining too, unlike his talk show in the 90s. It was some of the same that you would see him do on SNL but still pretty good.
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray are the only cast members from the 1970s to have made a cameo on SNL in the 80s, 90s and the 2000s
As a fan of all things SNL, this news does not surprise me at all. Chevy Chase seems to not have changed at all over the years. I would think that since his career wasn’t doing so well and “Community” was his biggest hit in years, he would’ve been humbled and changed, but obviously it just sounds like he’s still the same guy we’ve known (and read about) over the years. It’s a shame too, because the show is now the hottest it’s ever been and he’s just as important to that ensemble cast as everyone else is on that show