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This Is the Worst 'SNL' Host of All Time, Cast Says

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: The montage of hugs at the end of each Saturday Night Live episode makes you feel like everything behind the scenes is peachy. While the cast and their guest hosts do generally seem to get along, there have been some exceptions. One SNL host stands out among the rest as the worst of all-time: Steven Seagal. Amid many pretty problematic guests in studio 8H, Seagal takes the cake for worst SNL host ever, according to the cast and crew. To learn about why Seagal is banned forever, read on, and for another regrettable guest, This Is the Worst Guest Today Has Ever Had, Host Says.Seagal's behavior on SNL back in 1991 was bad enough to have him banned from ever being welcomed back again. The host wasn't responsible for causing a ruckus, a fire, or a media storm—he was just extremely unfunny and inflexible. According to Looper, although Seagal did act like a bit of a diva during his week at SNL, that was apparently more forgivable than his failure of a performance on the show.Co-creator and producer Lorne Michaels confirmed his contempt for Seagal during a 1992 episode hosted by Nicolas Cage. During Cage's opening monologue, he said the audience members probably think he's "the biggest jerk who's ever been on the show," to which Lorne responded, "No, no. That would be Steven Seagal."Michaels isn't the only SNL staffer to display disdain for Seagal. While playing "Plead the Fifth" on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2015, former SNL cast member David Spade admitted that Seagal was "tough to work with." Spade said it was hard because Seagal was not willing to play along, which is the whole basis for the show.On Aug. 5, while on Rob Lowe's new podcast, Literally!, Spade said the root of Seagal's struggle was his unwillingness to let loose, make fun of himself, and trust the writers and comedians.Another cast member during Seagal's hosting, Tim Meadows, discussed the infamous show in the book Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests. "The biggest problem with Steven Seagal," Meadows said, "was that he would complain about jokes that he didn't get, so it was like—you can't explain something to somebody in German if they don't speak German. He just wasn't funny, and he was very critical of the cast and writing staff. He didn't realize that you can't tell somebody they're stupid on Wednesday and expect them to continue writing for you on Saturday."Looper calls the Seagal episode "the biggest train wreck in SNL's storied history." They claim that NBC has tried to the best of their ability to ensure that no clips of the episode can be found—the whole episode was even omitted from the season when it was released to Netflix.If you're wondering what other celebrities have been banned from the long-running variety show, keep reading. And for more bad behavior from the stars, check out An Airport Employee Rating Celebrities Based on How Rude They Are.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Is the Worst 'SNL' Host of All Time, Cast Says

The montage of hugs at the end of each Saturday Night Live episode makes you feel like everything behind the scenes is peachy. While the cast and their guest hosts do generally seem to get along, there have been some exceptions. One SNL host stands out among the rest as the worst of all-time: Steven Seagal. Amid many pretty problematic guests in studio 8H, Seagal takes the cake for worst SNL host ever, according to the cast and crew. To learn about why Seagal is banned forever, read on, and for another regrettable guest, This Is the Worst Guest Today Has Ever Had, Host Says.

Seagal's behavior on SNL back in 1991 was bad enough to have him banned from ever being welcomed back again. The host wasn't responsible for causing a ruckus, a fire, or a media storm—he was just extremely unfunny and inflexible. According to Looper, although Seagal did act like a bit of a diva during his week at SNL, that was apparently more forgivable than his failure of a performance on the show.

Co-creator and producer Lorne Michaels confirmed his contempt for Seagal during a 1992 episode hosted by Nicolas Cage. During Cage's opening monologue, he said the audience members probably think he's "the biggest jerk who's ever been on the show," to which Lorne responded, "No, no. That would be Steven Seagal."

Michaels isn't the only SNL staffer to display disdain for Seagal. While playing "Plead the Fifth" on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2015, former SNL cast member David Spade admitted that Seagal was "tough to work with." Spade said it was hard because Seagal was not willing to play along, which is the whole basis for the show.

On Aug. 5, while on Rob Lowe's new podcast, Literally!, Spade said the root of Seagal's struggle was his unwillingness to let loose, make fun of himself, and trust the writers and comedians.

Another cast member during Seagal's hosting, Tim Meadows, discussed the infamous show in the book Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests. "The biggest problem with Steven Seagal," Meadows said, "was that he would complain about jokes that he didn't get, so it was like—you can't explain something to somebody in German if they don't speak German. He just wasn't funny, and he was very critical of the cast and writing staff. He didn't realize that you can't tell somebody they're stupid on Wednesday and expect them to continue writing for you on Saturday."

Looper calls the Seagal episode "the biggest train wreck in SNL's storied history." They claim that NBC has tried to the best of their ability to ensure that no clips of the episode can be found—the whole episode was even omitted from the season when it was released to Netflix.

If you're wondering what other celebrities have been banned from the long-running variety show, keep reading. And for more bad behavior from the stars, check out An Airport Employee Rating Celebrities Based on How Rude They Are.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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