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(New York Daily News)   Three SNL cast members who obviously have never watched a Chevy Chase movie will quit to pursue film careers   (nydailynews.com) divider line 156
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2012-04-05 04:12:53 PM
Please be Samberg... Please be Samberg... Please be Samberg... Ohh! close enough. Go Samberg go!

I'd love to watch SNL again.
 
2012-04-05 04:14:59 PM

ManateeGag: Chevy Chase had a pretty successful movie career, comparatively. Not like David Spade. I don't think I can think of one good movie he was in that didn't involve Chris Farley.


Yes but, David Spade more than made up for that by banging a laundry list of hot chicks.

/ Don't know how he does it.
 
2012-04-05 04:15:15 PM
unsure if headline is trolling..

Chevy Chase was in some impressive films.. Caddyshack, Fletch, the Vacations.. hell, even Spies Like Us wasn't terrible.

/No love for Memoirs of an Invisible Man?
//None? K. Good.
 
2012-04-05 04:38:48 PM
wow, people still watch saturday night live
 
2012-04-05 04:40:52 PM
i2.listal.com
 
2012-04-05 04:41:03 PM
Kristen Wiig is 38, sad to say her movie shelf life is almost over. She needed Bridesmaids to happen five years earlier or so.

So I'm thinking a couple of movies then straight back to tv.
 
2012-04-05 04:50:17 PM

reverendsaintjay: ChaffedTitty: Wiig in Bridesmaids was funnier than Chase in anything he ever did.

Except for when he was in Caddyshack. Or Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation. Or European Vacation. Or Deal of the Century. Or Fletch. Or Spies Like Us. Or Christmas Vacation.

So, yeah, if you didn't start watching movies until '93 or so, I could see how you might think he was a crap actor. But you're wrong, regardless of how old you are, sorry.


You had a point until you got to Deal of the Century. That movie blew.
 
2012-04-05 04:53:26 PM

elvindeath: Sudeikis ought to just do a spinoff of Shane from Eastbound and Down. I could watch Shane and Kenny F-in Powers all day long.


Need to go back to his earlier days since he's dead on the show now...
 
2012-04-05 05:03:56 PM

tnpir: reverendsaintjay: ChaffedTitty: Wiig in Bridesmaids was funnier than Chase in anything he ever did.

Except for when he was in Caddyshack. Or Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation. Or European Vacation. Or Deal of the Century. Or Fletch. Or Spies Like Us. Or Christmas Vacation.

So, yeah, if you didn't start watching movies until '93 or so, I could see how you might think he was a crap actor. But you're wrong, regardless of how old you are, sorry.

You had a point until you got to Deal of the Century. That movie blew.


Oh yeah? I'm going to give you a little touch-up!
 
2012-04-05 05:10:07 PM

Babwa Wawa: I make more than some of those cast members.


I believe you. No, really, I do.
 
2012-04-05 05:18:21 PM

animal900: Samberg, despite The Chronic-les of Narnia and DIAB, not so much.


He's starring in That's My Boy with Adam Sandler. Bonus points because it actually looks like a funny Sandler movie.

Babwa Wawa: No, it's not. It's just that if Will Ferrell in 2001-2002 was the most famously recognizable SNL active cast member ever (Murphy and others got famous after they left).


Uh....no. Chevy Chase left after one year because he suddenly became a huge star that overshadowed the rest of the cast. That and he was an egomaniac.

John Belushi also became a huge star BECAUSE of SNL. He didn't live long enough to see the potential of his success. Same goes for Chris Farley.

And Eddie Murphy? That dude burst onto the scene of SNL in 1980 and INSTANTLY became a household name. He was the biggest and most important member of any SNL cast ever, and he parlayed that fame into being the most financially successful movie actor of all time.

I'd argue that guys like Ferrell, Myers, and Chris Rock would fall into the category you were trying to create. Funny guys on the show, but truly only broke out after they left. Keep in mind that Will Ferrell left in 2002. Old School came out in 2003, followed by Elf, and then Anchorman, the latter two cementing him as a comedic leading man.

/Live From New York by Tom Shales is a great, if extremely long, read.
 
2012-04-05 05:26:14 PM

Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: Yanks_RSJ: Who submitted this? Probably that old pederast Hanrahan.

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Well Played sir, I see what you did there.....

/username demanded I comment on this thread


What do you drive?

/check my username
 
2012-04-05 05:31:12 PM

wantedbadass: Eddie Murphy parlayed that fame into being the most financially successful movie actor of all time.


Gonna have to throw a citation please at you on that one, OK?
 
2012-04-05 05:35:23 PM

FishyFred: Mike Chewbacca: KatjaMouse: FishyFred: And yet she was terrific in both Bridesmaids and Friends With Kids. She's fantastically talented and sometimes Lorne lets her stray too far off the funny reservation. It's time for her to go. Her career will be better than Chevy's career.

I also have to say I really did like her in Paul as well. She brought much heart to the movie and kept it from being a total stoner flick with aliens.

She and Alan Tudyk totally stole every scene they were in in Knocked Up.

Oh, and how could I forget Whip It? Even though that role was relatively easy.

What really makes it clear she's going to be a huge star is the scene in Friends With Kids when Jon Hamm's character (her husband in the movie) blows up and basically divorces her at the dinner table. The Kristen Wiig over-the-top character-generator would have blown that scene. She showed she could play subtle and serious just as well.


Hmm, I think I need to add that to my Netflix queue.
 
2012-04-05 05:36:03 PM

OldsmoBuick: Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: Yanks_RSJ: Who submitted this? Probably that old pederast Hanrahan.

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Well Played sir, I see what you did there.....

/username demanded I comment on this thread

What do you drive?

/check my username



You know I was this close to buying this house, but then I found out that hopalong cassidy killed himself here....bow and arrow, very weird, very weird.

/Fletch in my top 5 films of all time
//writing was tremendous
///Keep hearing about reboot....can't think of an actor i'd like, Jason Lee way to old now.
 
2012-04-05 05:36:22 PM

wantedbadass: Uh....no. Chevy Chase left after one year because he suddenly became a huge star that overshadowed the rest of the cast. That and he was an egomaniac.
.....


The point is that SNL cast members don't make much money, especially when you compare their talent to the talent of those in Hollywood. A successful move/TV career is not necessary to make more money than an SNL player.

farkityfarker: Babwa Wawa: I make more than some of those cast members.

I believe you. No, really, I do.


The point, you're missing it.
 
2012-04-05 05:37:58 PM

Lipspinach: wantedbadass: Eddie Murphy parlayed that fame into being the most financially successful movie actor of all time.

Gonna have to throw a citation please at you on that one, OK?


Google it. Dude made TONS of cash as a Donkey and other voices.
 
2012-04-05 05:40:29 PM

Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: OldsmoBuick: Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: Yanks_RSJ: Who submitted this? Probably that old pederast Hanrahan.

You know I was this close to buying this house, but then I found out that hopalong cassidy killed himself here....bow and arrow, very weird, very weird.

/Fletch in my top 5 films of all time
//writing was tremendous
///Keep hearing about reboot....can't think of an actor i'd like, Jason Lee way to old now.


My friends and I still can recite that movie line for line. We send each other snail mail just so we can put Fletch names on the envelope.

To Dr. Rosenpenis
From: Igor Stravinsky

6 foot 5, 6'9" with the afro.
 
2012-04-05 05:43:22 PM

proteon: Here are a few failures who bailed on SNL to vanish into obscurity besides Chevy Chase:

Christopher Guest
Martin Short
Damon Wayons
Joan Cusack
Robert Downey Junior
Randy Quaid
Anthony Michael Hall
Dennis Miller
Dana Carvey
Phil Hartman
Kevin Nealon
Mike Meyers
Ben Stiller
Chris Rock
Chris Farley
Rob Schneider
David Spade
Adam Sandler
Norm Macdonald
Sarah Silverman
Jay Mohr
Will Ferrel
Tracy Morgan
Jimmy Fallon
Tina Fey
Amy Poehler

But you knew all this which is why today is national Chevy Chase day.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus, too.
 
2012-04-05 05:49:20 PM

That coward David Lopan: elvindeath: Sudeikis ought to just do a spinoff of Shane from Eastbound and Down. I could watch Shane and Kenny F-in Powers all day long.

Isn't he (Shane) dead?


And now we know who's Goose.
 
2012-04-05 05:53:04 PM

Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: OldsmoBuick: Mr. Underhills Lunch Bill: Yanks_RSJ: Who submitted this? Probably that old pederast Hanrahan.

[content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

Well Played sir, I see what you did there.....

/username demanded I comment on this thread

What do you drive?

/check my username


You know I was this close to buying this house, but then I found out that hopalong cassidy killed himself here....bow and arrow, very weird, very weird.

/Fletch in my top 5 films of all time
//writing was tremendous
///Keep hearing about reboot....can't think of an actor i'd like, Jason Lee way to old now.


Steve Carrell? Owen Wilson?
 
2012-04-05 05:53:54 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Yes but, David Spade more than made up for that by banging a laundry list of hot chicks.

/ Don't know how he does it


Since getting divorced a couple of years ago, Sudeikis has dated January Jones, possibly Eva Mendes, and currently is apparently dating Olivia Wilde. Pretty, pretty good.
 
2012-04-05 06:26:56 PM
Jason Sudeikis is hilarious, and "Horrible Bosses" was fantastic. His scene with Owen Wilson in "Hall Pass" when they are being secretly watched inside the rich guy's house from the panic room was some of the funniest shiat I've seen in recent memory. I can't wait to see him in more stuff. He is comedy gold, and highly underrated.
 
2012-04-05 06:37:23 PM

buck1138: ManateeGag: Chevy Chase had a pretty successful movie career, comparatively. Not like David Spade. I don't think I can think of one good movie he was in that didn't involve Chris Farley.

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I can't decide if the guy next to Spade is The Rock, Nic Cage, Jeremy Piven or Rob Schneider. Or a PS merge of all four.
 
2012-04-05 06:47:55 PM

mrmaster: Wow, all these posts from people who still watch SNL? Please tell me you people are watching it online and not actually home and watching SNL on a Saturday night.


moothemagiccow: wow, people still watch saturday night live


I can't figure out how you two would know that SNL currently sucks so badly.
 
2012-04-05 06:48:37 PM

GungFu: buck1138: ManateeGag: Chevy Chase had a pretty successful movie career, comparatively. Not like David Spade. I don't think I can think of one good movie he was in that didn't involve Chris Farley.

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I can't decide if the guy next to Spade is The Rock, Nic Cage, Jeremy Piven or Rob Schneider. Or a PS merge of all four.


I thought it was Andrew Dice Clay myself....
 
2012-04-05 06:50:53 PM

GungFu: buck1138: ManateeGag: Chevy Chase had a pretty successful movie career, comparatively. Not like David Spade. I don't think I can think of one good movie he was in that didn't involve Chris Farley.

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I can't decide if the guy next to Spade is The Rock, Nic Cage, Jeremy Piven or Rob Schneider. Or a PS merge of all four.


Piven.

/not sure if serious?
//I see a touch of Dave Matthews there too.
 
2012-04-05 07:10:53 PM
Samberg may not be a loss to some of you, but he gets a lifetime pass from me for Hot Rod. Plus it has Hader, Kenny Powers, Gob Bluth, Dr. Leo Spaceman, and a hot as fark Isla Fischer. An effin riot. My kids and I break that movie out 3-4 times a year and laugh like crazy. It is easily the most quoted movie in my home.
 
2012-04-05 07:13:30 PM

The English Major: Wiig needed to go after her first episode.


TV episode or epileptic episode?

/just kidding, it was the same show.
 
2012-04-05 07:15:25 PM

bamnuke: Samberg may not be a loss to some of you, but he gets a lifetime pass from me for Hot Rod. Plus it has Hader, Kenny Powers, Gob Bluth, Dr. Leo Spaceman, and a hot as fark Isla Fischer. An effin riot. My kids and I break that movie out 3-4 times a year and laugh like crazy. It is easily the most quoted movie in my home.


Cool beans.

/agreed
 
2012-04-05 07:32:16 PM
Chevy Chase was just wonderful in L.A. Story
 
2012-04-05 07:44:31 PM

ManateeGag: Chevy Chase had a pretty successful movie career, comparatively. Not like David Spade. I don't think I can think of one good movie he was in that didn't involve Chris Farley.


FTFY.

And has subby never seen Foul Play or Fletch?
 
2012-04-05 08:52:53 PM

FishyFred: What really makes it clear she's going to be a huge star is the scene in Friends With Kids when Jon Hamm's character (her husband in the movie) blows up and basically divorces her at the dinner table. The Kristen Wiig over-the-top character-generator would have blown that scene. She showed she could play subtle and serious just as well.


I feel the same about Emma Thompson's performance during the Joni Mitchel scene in Love Actually.
 
2012-04-05 08:59:41 PM

vrax: Oh, did you hear? There's this interesting little piece of technology they're calling a DVR. I hear that it's, like, the new VCR, but uses those computer spinny things instead of tapes to record.


heh. whenever someone assumes people are watching television shows at their broadcast time, I figure it's fair to assume that person is at least 60 years old. same with those who biatch about commercials.

I'm not one of those people who HAS to have the latest new electronic gizmo (hell, I don't even have a cell phone) and I've had a Tivo for years.
 
2012-04-05 09:37:38 PM

animal900: Wiig and Sudeikis already have movie careers. Samberg, despite The Chronic-les of Narnia and DIAB, not so much.

Anyone that's been paying attention this past season will notice that Wiig has been in less skits than ever, and that they're grooming this chick:

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...to take over the female lead.


I've got something else Vanessa Bayer can do.

Samberg is the biggest loss, but he and Sudekis are both big losses. Samberg's digital shorts are hugely popular, and pretty damn funny.

You know who they need to bring in as a full time cast member? Timberlake. He's asked if he could join, his shiat is funny as hell, and I'd wager he's got a whole helluva lot more than his -ville skits.
 
2012-04-05 09:43:00 PM

Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.


This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.
 
2012-04-05 10:21:26 PM

Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.


She has ONE character and plays it non-stop. In fact it may not even be a character...
 
2012-04-05 10:28:15 PM

Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.


To hate her more? I love Wiig, but I thought she was awful in Bridesmaids. Actually, I don't get what all the hype about that movie was in the first place. It wasn't that good.
 
2012-04-05 10:29:16 PM

chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.


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2012-04-05 10:53:39 PM
"It will be a huge blow to the show," an insider told Us. "Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!">

That right there is funnier than anything that's been on SNL since whenever it was that I was the right age to think it was great.

/1995.
 
2012-04-05 11:16:42 PM
This filmography pretty much shiats on any ex-SNL cast member, with the possible exceptions of Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, and Will Ferrell (maybe Adam Sandler belongs in the conversation):

Vacation
Christmas Vacation
Caddyshack
Fletch
Foul Play
Seems Like Old Times
Three Amigos!
Spies Like Us
European Vacation
Funny Farm
Fletch Lives
Vegas Vacation

/Subby = Idiot
 
2012-04-05 11:52:42 PM

Lipspinach: wantedbadass: Eddie Murphy parlayed that fame into being the most financially successful movie actor of all time.

Gonna have to throw a citation please at you on that one, OK?


Link (new window)
He was wrong. Eddie Murphy is 2nd to Tom Hanks. His movies have ONLY grossed $3.8B.
 
2012-04-05 11:59:37 PM

Birnone: Kristen Wiig is 38, sad to say her movie shelf life is almost over. She needed Bridesmaids to happen five years earlier or so.

So I'm thinking a couple of movies then straight back to tv.


it's not enough that she doesn't look like most 38 year olds?
 
2012-04-06 12:23:05 AM

Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.


whatshisname: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

She has ONE character and plays it non-stop. In fact it may not even be a character...


Lsherm: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

To hate her more? I love Wiig, but I thought she was awful in Bridesmaids. Actually, I don't get what all the hype about that movie was in the first place. It wasn't that good.


You guys should start a club. You could call it "The We're Completely Wrong Club".
 
2012-04-06 12:56:17 AM

reverendsaintjay: ChaffedTitty: Wiig in Bridesmaids was funnier than Chase in anything he ever did.

Except for when he was in Caddyshack. Or Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation. Or European Vacation. Or Deal of the Century. Or Fletch. Or Spies Like Us. Or Christmas Vacation.

So, yeah, if you didn't start watching movies until '93 or so, I could see how you might think he was a crap actor. But you're wrong, regardless of how old you are, sorry.


I can see Fletch, but after I grew up and watched the others, I realized that they were good in a campy way, but he's not overly funny. Caddyshack is the perfect example of the producers trying to place him in the leading man role where he wasn't really fit to play. Dunno, just not my cup of tea I suppose.
 
2012-04-06 01:06:20 AM

InmanRoshi: Chevy Chase had a dud movie career? I'm pretty sure 99% of working comedic actors who would kill to have Caddyshack, Fletch and the Vacation franchises on their imdb pages.


The same people would also kill to have Caddyshack 2, Fletch Lives and European Vacation off their imdb pages.
 
2012-04-06 02:12:16 AM

vrax: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

whatshisname: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

She has ONE character and plays it non-stop. In fact it may not even be a character...

Lsherm: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

To hate her more? I love Wiig, but I thought she was awful in Bridesmaids. Actually, I don't get what all the hype about that movie was in the first place. It wasn't that good.

You guys should start a club. You could call it "The We're Completely Wrong Club".


No - it wasn't a good movie. It's OK - you can admit it.

Pineapple Express wasn't a good movie, either.
 
2012-04-06 02:41:38 AM

Lsherm: vrax: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

whatshisname: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

She has ONE character and plays it non-stop. In fact it may not even be a character...

Lsherm: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

To hate her more? I love Wiig, but I thought she was awful in Bridesmaids. Actually, I don't get what all the hype about that movie was in the first place. It wasn't that good.

You guys should start a club. You could call it "The We're Completely Wrong Club".

No - it wasn't a good movie. It's OK - you can admit it.

Pineapple Express wasn't a good movie, either.


No, it was a good movie. So, I feel bad for your face!
 
2012-04-06 08:30:07 AM

vrax: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

whatshisname: Komplex: Diogenes: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

Doesn't help.

This.
She was the weakest link in the movie.

She has ONE character and plays it non-stop. In fact it may not even be a character...

Lsherm: Tatsuma: chimp_ninja: I'll never understand Wiig's popularity.

Then watch Bridesmaids.

To hate her more? I love Wiig, but I thought she was awful in Bridesmaids. Actually, I don't get what all the hype about that movie was in the first place. It wasn't that good.

You guys should start a club. You could call it "The We're Completely Wrong Club".


Dude, I get it. You bought into the hype. It was pimped as the Hangover for women. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a romantic comedy with a couple of gross out gags. It was funny, but it wasn't some epic comedy.

/they never even got to vegas
 
2012-04-06 08:46:10 AM

ChaffedTitty: reverendsaintjay: ChaffedTitty: Wiig in Bridesmaids was funnier than Chase in anything he ever did.

Except for when he was in Caddyshack. Or Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation. Or European Vacation. Or Deal of the Century. Or Fletch. Or Spies Like Us. Or Christmas Vacation.

So, yeah, if you didn't start watching movies until '93 or so, I could see how you might think he was a crap actor. But you're wrong, regardless of how old you are, sorry.

I can see Fletch, but after I grew up and watched the others, I realized that they were good in a campy way, but he's not overly funny. Caddyshack is the perfect example of the producers trying to place him in the leading man role where he wasn't really fit to play. Dunno, just not my cup of tea I suppose.


Chevy Chase was never meant to be the star of Caddyshack. From all accounts, it was a mess of a movie when it was being made. Originally it was supposed to star Ted Knight and the kid who was the caddy. Most of the action was supposed to center around the actual caddy shack, thus the name of the movie. Murray and Chase were only supposed to have cameos. Because of all their improv on set, much of it drug induced, the script was rewritten multiple times.

But Chase can carry a movie if he's given decent material: Vacation, Fletch, Spies Like Us, Funny Farm: all serviceable.
 
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