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(Uproxx)   Pinpointing the exact moment that got famous actors and musicians banned from Saturday Night Live. Was the douche monologue worth it, Martin Lawrence?   (uproxx.com) divider line 64
    More: Interesting, Martin Lawrence, douches, monologues, actors, cold open, Lorne Michaels, Joe Pesci, Justin Timberlake  
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2014-02-20 12:21:34 PM  
Where's Andrew Dice Clay?
 
2014-02-20 12:30:41 PM  

egomann: Where's Andrew Dice Clay?


It does use the words "famous" and "actors".
 
2014-02-20 12:37:27 PM  
i.perezhilton.com
List fails like a revealed lip sync
 
2014-02-20 12:38:47 PM  
Non a perma ban but my fav temorary SNL ban story is Elvis Costello
 
2014-02-20 12:38:48 PM  
Where's Andrew Dice Clay?

Andrew Dice Clay is in Blue Jasmine.  No joke.
 
2014-02-20 12:39:05 PM  
I forgot how awesome Fear was...
 
2014-02-20 12:43:48 PM  
Chase: SNL's first openly gay cast member [Terry Sweeney] star in a sketch where they weighed him every week to see if he had AIDS.

Still makes me laugh.

Frank Zappa was a genius...and a pretentious dick.

Yes. Yes.
 
2014-02-20 12:44:21 PM  
Every few years i get the urge to watch that FEAR performance. Complete utter chaos, and it's glorious
 
2014-02-20 12:46:12 PM  
I love how no one knew about The Replacements' reputation.  Hey, before we book these guys, I heard they like to do all their shows completely smashed.
 
2014-02-20 12:46:19 PM  

Oysterman: [i.perezhilton.com image 200x171]
List fails like a revealed lip sync


did she get banned? i just assumed that since she completely dropped out of the limelight, she wouldn't have a reason to go back on a show like snl.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-02-20 12:46:48 PM  

Oysterman: [i.perezhilton.com image 200x171]
List fails like a revealed lip sync


It's not a list of the greatest on-air blunders.  I'm fairly certain she didn't get banned from the show for that.
 
2014-02-20 12:48:41 PM  

James Rieper: Where's Andrew Dice Clay?

Andrew Dice Clay is in Blue Jasmine.  No joke.


A lot of people thought he should have been nominated for an Oscar for his role in that film.
 
2014-02-20 12:56:14 PM  
Sinead O'conner  has been completely vindicated since then.

Everyone who got made at her about that owe's her an apology  not the other way around.
 
2014-02-20 01:00:47 PM  

James Rieper: Where's Andrew Dice Clay?

Andrew Dice Clay is in Blue Jasmine.  No joke.


AND he was pretty good
 
2014-02-20 01:39:46 PM  

plushpuppy: Non a perma ban but my fav temorary SNL ban story is Elvis Costello


I'm surprised it didn't make the list.
 
2014-02-20 01:48:52 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Sinead O'conner  has been completely vindicated since then.

Everyone who got made at her about that owe's her an apology  not the other way around.


Yeah, she didn't do a very good job explaining herself. No one here in the states knew why she was doing it. I thought it was because of Northern Ireland.
 
2014-02-20 01:55:42 PM  
The Robert Blake clip wasn't even Robert Blake.
 
2014-02-20 01:57:34 PM  

Crewmannumber6: JolobinSmokin: Sinead O'conner  has been completely vindicated since then.

Everyone who got made at her about that owe's her an apology  not the other way around.

Yeah, she didn't do a very good job explaining herself. No one here in the states knew why she was doing it. I thought it was because of Northern Ireland.


True, here in Okie land I didn't know what was going on, but a bunch of diddled kids later and learning about the Irish work houses I feel like White Knighting for her.
 
2014-02-20 01:59:40 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Sinead O'conner  has been completely vindicated since then.

Everyone who got made at her about that owe's her an apology  not the other way around.


It wasn't what she said, but how she said it that got her banned from the show. What she did came completely out of nowhere. Lorne Michaels doesn't like ad-libbing or improv, because SNL almost got cancelled because of Charles Rocket's completely unscripted F-bomb in 1981. He only permits ad-libbing when he has some general idea of what will happen.
 
2014-02-20 02:21:09 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: SNL almost got cancelled because of Charles Rocket's completely unscripted F-bomb in 1981


in the mid 90s, i watched Norm McDonald drop an F bomb during WU.  a lighting rig or something fell and made a loud sound off-camera, and between jokes, Norm goes, "the fark was that?" and then catches himself.  he nervously laughed, went through the rest of the segment, and signed off with "I'm Norm McDonald, and this was probably my last Weekend Update..."
 
2014-02-20 03:02:05 PM  
The ballsy-est, most meaningful, most awesome...and unmentioned here...was Elvis Costello.

All the rest were the result of a flawed personality.
 
2014-02-20 03:02:15 PM  

Allansfirebird: It's not a list of the greatest on-air blunders. I'm fairly certain she didn't get banned from the show for that.


But....what is the greatest on-air blunder...?  Easy.  Rod Stewart.

He was gonna play Hot Legs, and he invited Tina Turner to perform with him (I'm thinking this played into her big comeback in the mid 80s).

Rod was so into the performance he forgot the song had a bass solo.  So the band breaks to the bass solo and Rod thought it was time to start the next verse...he jumped out front and belted out "imagine whatcho daddy felt...." only to realize a split second later that he'd farked up major league on national television.

He ran offstage in humiliation....but he did return to finish the song.  When Rod hosed it, the "deer in the headlights" look on his band members' faces was priceless.
 
2014-02-20 03:04:09 PM  
"Martin then mentions Crash Test Dummies are the musical guest, which is the best joke of the night"


I laughed.
 
2014-02-20 03:12:20 PM  
Martin Lawrence should have been banned simply for not being even remotely amusing.
 
2014-02-20 03:14:27 PM  
I still remember the night when Adrain Brody got banned.

I was watching the show, and he comes out to introduce the musical act dressed as a Jamaican Rastafarian dude, and did a little spiel. It was so out of place and jarring. I remember being baffled by that happening.

About 15 years later, I learn that it was unauthorized, and it got him banned.

Lorne Michaels isn't always wrong with these decisions.
 
2014-02-20 03:20:27 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Chase: SNL's first openly gay cast member [Terry Sweeney] star in a sketch where they weighed him every week to see if he had AIDS.

Still makes me laugh.


I'm a blue state liberal, support gay marriage, etc etc.. However, i always thought that joke was funny too. maybe not actually 'air on TV in the 90's' funny, but worth a "oh no, you din't" backstage. not a bunch of comedians getting all bent out shape about it.

i always thought a funny, ballsy fake SNL commercial would be for something like dead SNL cast member commemorative plates.
 
2014-02-20 03:26:19 PM  

brandnewchair: i always thought a funny, ballsy fake SNL commercial would be for something like dead SNL cast member commemorative plates.


Excellent!  Reminds of the National Lampoon article, "Mass Murderer Trading Cards", featuring such luminaries as Ed Gein and Richard Speck.
 
2014-02-20 03:37:42 PM  

ristst: the song had a bass solo


This reminds me of a joke. Allow me to copy pasta from a site which I will also reference: www.drbass.co.uk

A scientific expedition disembarks from its plane at the final outpost of civilisation in the deepest Amazon rain forest. They immediately notice the ceaseless thrumming of native drums. As they venture further into the bush, the drums never stop, day or night, for weeks. The lead scientist asks one of the natives about this, and the native's only reply is "Drums good. Drums never stop. Very bad if drums stop." The drumming continues, night and day, until one night, six weeks into the trip, when the jungle is suddenly silent. Immediately the natives run screaming from their huts, covering their ears. The scientists grab one boy and demand "What is it? The drums have stopped!" The terror-stricken youth replies "Yes! Drums stop! Very bad!" The scientists ask "Why? Why? What will happen?" Wide-eyed, the boy responds, " . . . BASS SOLO!!!"
 
2014-02-20 03:46:10 PM  
 
2014-02-20 03:52:02 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Frank Zappa was a genius...and a pretentious dick.

Yes. Yes.


That was painfully obvious to me as a kid when Michael Nesmith had him on an episode of "The Monkees." Good lord, what a d-nozzle.
 
2014-02-20 04:03:05 PM  

brandnewchair: barneyfifesbullet: Chase: SNL's first openly gay cast member [Terry Sweeney] star in a sketch where they weighed him every week to see if he had AIDS.

Still makes me laugh.

I'm a blue state liberal, support gay marriage, etc etc.. However, i always thought that joke was funny too. maybe not actually 'air on TV in the 90's' funny, but worth a "oh no, you din't" backstage. not a bunch of comedians getting all bent out shape about it.


I don't think any comedians got bent out of shape. However, Lorne has a very well known rep for not liking any ad libs. Primarily, because he leaves the studio around 3 A-M Saturday night, and if someone did or said something controversial, he's getting calls at 6 A-M Sunday morning to explain himself.
 
2014-02-20 04:03:16 PM  

Allansfirebird: Oysterman: [i.perezhilton.com image 200x171]
List fails like a revealed lip sync

It's not a list of the greatest on-air blunders.  I'm fairly certain she didn't get banned from the show for that.


No, they actually had her come back and perform the following year.
 
2014-02-20 04:10:15 PM  

Grandemadaca: That was painfully obvious to me as a kid when Michael Nesmith had him on an episode of "The Monkees." Good lord, what a d-nozzle.


Wow...never knew Zappa was on the Monkees.

Although from what I've seen on the many documentaries about the Monkees over the decades, Nesmith isn't exactly the nicest guy either.
 
2014-02-20 04:10:33 PM  
It's kind of ironic that a show that's performed live is run by a guy who gets severely butthurt over ad-libs. If that's the case, just f*cking tape the damn thing, dumbass.
 
2014-02-20 04:27:28 PM  
I remember when Andy Kaufman was banned from the show by popular vote (via 1-900)  - 195,544 to 169,186
 
2014-02-20 04:29:20 PM  

elguerodiablo: The Costello incident:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-stunt-that-got-elvis-costello -b anned-from-saturday-night-live.html


His reappearance with the Beastie Boys was glorious.
 
2014-02-20 04:40:48 PM  

ristst: Grandemadaca: That was painfully obvious to me as a kid when Michael Nesmith had him on an episode of "The Monkees." Good lord, what a d-nozzle.

Wow...never knew Zappa was on the Monkees.

Although from what I've seen on the many documentaries about the Monkees over the decades, Nesmith isn't exactly the nicest guy either.


check out the film "Head"
 
2014-02-20 04:42:06 PM  

ristst: Grandemadaca: That was painfully obvious to me as a kid when Mihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_DevsLV5Y8chael Nesmith had him on an episode of "The Monkees." Good lord, what a d-nozzle.

Wow...never knew Zappa was on the Monkees.

Although from what I've seen on the many documentaries about the Monkees over the decades, Nesmith isn't exactly the nicest guy either.


What about that time when Mike Nesmith interviewed Frank Zappa?
 
2014-02-20 04:46:01 PM  

Clash City Farker: ristst: Grandemadaca: That was painfully obvious to me as a kid when Mihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_DevsLV5Y8chael Nesmith had him on an episode of "The Monkees." Good lord, what a d-nozzle.

Wow...never knew Zappa was on the Monkees.

Although from what I've seen on the many documentaries about the Monkees over the decades, Nesmith isn't exactly the nicest guy either.

What about that time when Mike Nesmith interviewed Frank Zappa?


That's the episode of the Monkees I'm talking about.
 
2014-02-20 05:02:24 PM  

Rixel: I remember when Andy Kaufman was banned from the show by popular vote (via 1-900)  - 195,544 to 169,186


That happened when Dick Ebersol was producing the show - and Kaufman was in on the joke.
 
2014-02-20 05:13:38 PM  

stoli n coke: brandnewchair: barneyfifesbullet: Chase: SNL's first openly gay cast member [Terry Sweeney] star in a sketch where they weighed him every week to see if he had AIDS.

Still makes me laugh.

I'm a blue state liberal, support gay marriage, etc etc.. However, i always thought that joke was funny too. maybe not actually 'air on TV in the 90's' funny, but worth a "oh no, you din't" backstage. not a bunch of comedians getting all bent out shape about it.

I don't think any comedians got bent out of shape. However, Lorne has a very well known rep for not liking any ad libs. Primarily, because he leaves the studio around 3 A-M Saturday night, and if someone did or said something controversial, he's getting calls at 6 A-M Sunday morning to explain himself.


No, he didn't say it on air. He said it backstage as a joke days earlier when he was first meeting the current cast. Will Ferrell mentions it in the SNL book, and I've heard it referenced a few times since.

You're comedians, quit being so God damn thin skinned.
 
2014-02-20 05:54:53 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Chase: SNL's first openly gay cast member [Terry Sweeney]



Wow, I didn't realize he was openly gay... in 19 friggin' 85!  That must have been crazy.  I remember the rampant homophobia of the time, as well as the crazy shiat about AIDS.   Gutsy, indeed.
 
2014-02-20 05:55:41 PM  

Glenford: elguerodiablo: The Costello incident:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-stunt-that-got-elvis-costello -b anned-from-saturday-night-live.html

His reappearance with the Beastie Boys was glorious.


Indeed. Best end of a ban ever.
 
2014-02-20 05:55:43 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: It's kind of ironic that a show that's performed live is run by a guy who gets severely butthurt over ad-libs. If that's the case, just f*cking tape the damn thing, dumbass.


Anybody remember the sketch with Eddie Murphy where Joe Piscopo keeps throwing cake at him from off camera? Eventually Eddie snaps and screams "THIS IS LIVE TELEVISION" at him.

*googles*

Here we go. Can't find a clip but here's the transcript:

Club Doolittle
 
2014-02-20 07:23:25 PM  

brandnewchair: I'm a blue state liberal, support gay marriage, etc etc.. However, i always thought that joke was funny too. maybe not actually 'air on TV in the 90's' funny, but worth a "oh no, you din't" backstage. not a bunch of comedians getting all bent out shape about it.


By all accounts Chevy was a hateful prick on that show, given that I could see how nobody would get behind it.

/I giggled too


JolobinSmokin: True, here in Okie land I didn't know what was going on, but a bunch of diddled kids later and learning about the Irish work houses I feel like White Knighting for her


White knight for he sentiment all you want, her actions were just plain stupid.

She had a platform to educate, and she chose to shock and attack.
 
2014-02-20 07:30:55 PM  
I was just checking Martin Lawrence's imdb page to see when the last time I saw him in anything; it was 1989 in "Do the Right Thing". The reason for this is that my wife cannot stand the guy, she calls him "slap whitey" because if he's in a show at some point in it a white person will be slapped by him. So he might be the greatest thing since sliced bread as an actor or suck rancid pig's balls at it; I wouldn't know.

/I can get myself in enough trouble without arguing with my old lady about some celebrity.
 
2014-02-20 08:28:47 PM  

James Rieper: Where's Andrew Dice Clay?

Andrew Dice Clay is in Blue Jasmine.  No joke.


See, now this is something really concrete that I can hate Woody Allen for, something verifiable.
 
2014-02-20 09:37:35 PM  

varmitydog: I was just checking Martin Lawrence's imdb page to see when the last time I saw him in anything; it was 1989 in "Do the Right Thing". The reason for this is that my wife cannot stand the guy, she calls him "slap whitey" because if he's in a show at some point in it a white person will be slapped by him. So he might be the greatest thing since sliced bread as an actor or suck rancid pig's balls at it; I wouldn't know.

/I can get myself in enough trouble without arguing with my old lady about some celebrity.


Why didn't you just say, "I'm white"?
 
2014-02-20 10:17:26 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Sinead O'conner  has been completely vindicated since then.

Everyone who got made at her about that owe's her an apology  not the other way around.


Since I'm not Catholic I don't give a shiat that she did what she did. Still not crazy about her hairstyle, though.
 
2014-02-20 10:23:59 PM  
Lorne Michaels---not fun at parties, I'm guessing. Seems to be a control freak (Lorne? it's LIVE tv) and a pretentious, full-of-himself twat.
 
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