Chevy Chase had a reputation for being difficult, arrogant, and downright mean. He left the show in 1976.
He is sounding off on all the things he hates about “Saturday Night Live".
Despite his animosity to everything modern-day “SNL” stands for, he’d do it all again.
He has few kind words for some of the now-famous faces (Fey, Wiig)
He had a racially charged comment about former castmember Eddie Murphy.
He had a few good words about some “SNL” alums, including the late Gilda Radner, Dana Carvey, and Dan Aykroyd,
“I mean it just gets so bad and it seems like some guys are out there just to be the guy who says, ‘Live from New York,’ and then does it poorly. Anyway, that’s not nice of me to say, but…fuck ’em. I’d have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill. Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That’s a horrible thing to say. But certainly, I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it. I didn’t see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year.”
“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don’t want to put down Lorne [Michaels] or the cast, but I’ll just say, maybe off the record, I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t fucking believe it. That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst fucking humour in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse shit than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts."