Posts tagged as chevy chase

Rob Huebel Got Slapped in the Face by Chevy Chase at UCB

They say "Never meet your heroes," but Rob Huebel disagrees, and that's saying a lot considering his hero slapped him in the face when he tried to introduce himself. Of course, when your hero is Chevy Chase, you should expect nothing less. Check out two more clips from Huebel's Late Night interview below:

Saturday Night's Children: Chevy Chase (1975-1976)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

As much as SNL's debut season cast needed to mesh and support each other during the early years, they also needed to set precedents for seasons to come — such as abandoning the show for wider Hollywood success. Chevy Chase wasted no time setting such a precedent, leaving the show not long after his very first season; he was originally hired as a [...]

Inside 'SNL's Classic Richard Pryor/Chevy Chase Job Interview Sketch

"'You’ve all been asking me to put Chevy [Chase] and Richard [Pryor] together,' I say. After all the bullshit I’ve been put through to get here, the fucking cross-examination Lorne [Michaels] subjects me to, I decide to do a job interview of my own. Chevy’s the boss, interviewing Richard for a janitor’s job."

-Paul Mooney in an excerpt from the new Richard Pryor biography, Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him in Salon, telling the story of the famous 1975 Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor racial slur job interview sketch from SNL.

New 'Vacation' Movie Runs Into Problems Surprisingly Not Caused by Chevy Chase

A new Vacation movie scheduled to shoot this summer has been delayed indefinitely, and, to the surprise of everyone, noted difficult person Chevy Chase is not the root of the problem. THR reports that shooting on the film, which is set to star Ed Helms as grown-up Griswold spawn Rusty taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and kids on a road trip to Wally World, will be delayed at least a few months – possibly until late this year. The reason for the difficulties is creative differences caused by a split between those who want the movie to be R-rated like the original and those who want a broad PG-13 [...]

Here's Justin Timberlake's 'SNL' Monologue, Featuring Cameos from Everybody

Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time this weekend, making him a member of the show's exclusive Five-Timers Club and warranting a big cameo-laden sketch. Some of the show's most frequent and beloved hosts like Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, and Candice Bergen dropped by, as well as lowly Five-Timers Club staff Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short, making this one of the most impressive reunions of important SNL veterans ever.

Hit the jump for the original sketch that inspired this one, from Tom Hanks's monologue from his fifth time hosting in 1990:

ABC Orders a Pilot Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo

After a year of development, Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's ABC show finally has a name and pilot order. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a half-hour single-cam comedy pilot called Chev & Bev, which will star Chase and D'Angelo "as two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren." Brad Copeland (Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl) wrote the pilot, and both Chase and D'Angelo will serve as executive producers.

Jason Sudeikis in Talks to Star in 'Fletch' Reboot

Jason Sudeikis is taking over the sought-after role of journalist Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher in the long-gestating reboot of the Fletch franchise. THR reports that the Saturday Night Live alum is in talks to star in Fletch Won, a Fletch origin story that's described as "a gritty action comedy with heart" and is said to be closer to author Gregory McDonald's series of comedic mystery novels than to the 1980s disguise-filled big-screen Fletch outings that starred Chevy Chase.

The studio is hoping that this incarnation of Fletch Won, based on the 1985 McDonald novel of the same name, will have the feel of Beverly Hills Cop or [...]

Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase Join 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' for a Little 'Community' Reunion

Community star Gillian Jacobs and ex-Community star Chevy Chase have both joined the cast of the long-awaited sequel to Hot Tube Time Machine, Deadline reports. Chase starred in the original movie in a supporting role as a mysterious hot tub repairman, while Jacobs is new to the franchise, playing the movie's female lead. In addition to Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 sees director Steve Pink, co-writer Josh Heald, and stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke returning. Adam Scott is taking John Cusack's place as the lead. Corddry has revealed that Scott is playing Cusack's character's son, who the gang goes to visit 10 [...]

Unearthing the Complete and Total Disaster That Was 'The Chevy Chase Show'

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where Brilliantly Canceled comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

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"Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor." — Horace

"Do you got a meat thermometer?" — Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase's time on Community ended last November after uttering that word in [...]

Joel McHale Says Chevy Chase Wanted to Physically Fight Him and Claimed Richard Pryor Gave Him Permission to Use the N-Word

Here's Joel McHale talking to Howard Stern about how difficult it is to work with Chevy Chase, making this the millionth piece of evidence that it's difficult to work with Chevy Chase.

Chevy Chase Says He's Making a Cameo in 'Community' Next Year

The brand new season of Community premieres on Yahoo next month, and it looks like fans can expect at least one appearance by Pierce Hawthorne. Chevy Chase revealed the news in his Reddit AMA yesterday: "I will be in a small cameo at the beginning of Community and if they ask me to come back and do one or two appearances, it's a possibility." A Yahoo spokesperson didn't confirm the news at this time, but unless Chase doesn't realize that his season 5 premiere cameo aired on NBC almost a year ago, there's no better confirmation than from Pierce himself.

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo Are Developing a Show for ABC

Chevy Chase is already planning his return to television. According to THR, the former Community regular is currently developing a comedy series with his National Lampoon's Vacation costar Beverly D'Angelo and producer Aaron Kaplan, who worked as an EP on The Lonely Island's 2005 Fox pilot Awesometown. The project doesn't yet have a writer, script, or studio attached but will be considered by ABC for the 2015-2016 season.

This isn't the first attempt at a Mr. and Mrs. Griswold reunion. Back in March, the pair was reported to make a cameo in the Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms, but the project was delayed indefinitely due to [...]

Talking to Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar about 'Freeloaders' and the Chevy Chase N-Word Thing

Jay Chandrasekhar made a name for himself acting in and directing movies like Super Troopers and Beerfest with his comedy team Broken Lizard, whose most recent produced project Freeloaders came out last week. In addition to his movie work and standup, though, Chandrasekhar has guest directed episodes for a handful of critically acclaimed fan-favorite TV series including Arrested Development, Undeclared, Happy Endings, and Community, where he's directed some of the series' best episodes ("Mixology Certification") and one of the most talked-about moments (Chevy Case emitting the N-word on set).

In light of Freeloaders' DVD and online release, I talked to Jay Chandrasekhar about ensemble comedies, the difference between directing [...]

The Season 4 'Community' Halftime Report: Can They Turn it Around?

Whenever I am asked what my favorite television show of all-time is, I try to change the subject. To insult the many comedies and dramas that could make a strong case for the singular honor by not evoking its name would be tragic, and I may make a fool out of myself to the individual I'm having a conversation with by uttering the "wrong" answer and unknowingly conveying that I am a gigantic moron (human interaction is the worst.) When pressed, I used to say Community, the comedy that managed to lovingly comment on seventy years of television with clever satire and great silliness in a respectful manner while simultaneously [...]