A feud has erupted among past and present cast members of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” starting when Chevy Chase, one of the show’s original stars, blasted the current show.
In an interview published Sept. 19 by The Washington Post, Chase called the current state of the show “the worst f—ing humor in the world.”
Chase is quoted in the article saying: “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 f—ing believe it.”
After being reminded that “SNL” is “immensely popular, with millions of viewers,” Chase adds: “That means a whole generation of shitheads laughs at the worst f—ing humor 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.”
Chase’s comments didn’t sit well with Pete Davidson, one of the current Not Ready for Prime Time Players. EW.com quotes Davidson, who has been on “SNL” since 2014, responding to Chase’s remarks on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.
“He’s a f—ing douchebag,” Davidson reportedly said of Chase. “F–k Chevy Chase. I hate that dude. … He’s just a genuinely bad, racist person, and I don’t like him. … F–k him. … He’s a putz. I don’t like him.”
According to EW.com, Davidson went on to say: “What has he done since ’83? Like, nothing. He had a really big career and then it stopped because everybody realized he’s a jerkoff. … He should know more than anybody [how hard the show is]. It’s just, like, disrespectful to Lorne, too, a guy who gave you a career. You know what I mean? No matter how big you get, you can’t forget, like, what that guy did for you. He created ‘SNL’ and you were the first person on it. Why do that?”
NBC and “Saturday Night Live” weren’t commenting.