Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BANNED From SNL: Louise Lasser

Not a well known name these days, Louise Lasser holds the dubious distinction of being the first person ever banned from Saturday Night Live. At the time, she was starring on the loopy soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, no doubt believing herself to be at the pinnacle of Hollywood success. 

While her behavior behind the scenes played a huge part in her banning, anyone viewing the actual episode wouldn't be too shocked to discover she had been banned. In front of the camera, she looks stoned and disinterested. Behind the scenes, she insisted that she would only work with Chevy Chase. As a further insult to the cast, the only other co-star she worked with was a dog. Since it was all downhill for her career from that point, it wasn't hard for the show to ignore her.