Saturday Night Live skits are probably gone by the name “More Cowbell,” which was first aired by Christopher Walken-starring in 2000. Being the members of Blue Oyster Cult, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz, and Jimmy Fallon are trying to record “Don’t Fear The Reaper,” when Walken’s music producer character continually interrupts suggesting the band keep adding more cowbell. Since then, Ferrell himself suggests Walken might not like the sketch as much as the rest of us, as it has attached in Saturday Night Live hall of fame.
On his fifth time hosting SNL, Ferrell was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he says the sketch “ruined” Walken’s life. “Here’s the crazy thing. I go to see Christopher Walken years later, in a play. I say hello to him backstage, and he’s like, ‘You know, you’ve ruined my life,’” Ferrell told his former SNL co-star. “‘People during curtain call bring cowbells. The other day I went for Italian food for lunch, and the waiter asked if I wanted more cowbell with my pasta bolognese.’ I think he’s furious.”
Will Ferrell has his handwritten the script with the help of his friend Donell Campbell that was first aired on April 8, 2020, though we can see the excitement over seven million fans on YouTube. Though it would be an odd chance if you haven’t seen the skit.
Since that fateful April night, Walken has returned to the sketch show three times — May 19, 2001, February 22, 2003, and April 5, 2008. In total, the Dogs of War star has hosted Saturday Night Live seven times from 1990 to 2008.