Singer Elvis Costello spent over two decades on the "SNL" banned list after going rogue during a December 17, 1977 appearance as a musical guest. Performing with The Attractions, Costello stopped the band moments into their song "Less Than Zero" to start playing "Radio Radio," which was critical of mainstream broadcasting. Though he was banned from most television for years after the stunt, Costello eventually returned to "SNL" in 1999, when he interrupted the Beastie Boys and performed "Radio Radio" again.also ranked#22 OF 241 The Best New Wave Bands#33 OF 474 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All-Time#41 OF 148 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#44 OF 123 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time
Before he was a political television commentator, Charles Grodin was a comedian and actor who pissed off more than a few people during his October 29, 1977 "SNL" hosting gig. Grodin ad-libbed much of his performance, and not well, leading up to an incident during a sketch where Grodin broke character and caused a stir.
As the first person ever banned from Saturday Night Live, actress Louise Lasser was described as incoherent during her hosting appearance in the first season of the show on July 24, 1976. As if showing up to host completely lit wasn't bad enough, according to production assistant Neil Levy, Lasser was also found crawling through the "SNL" offices looking for drugs.
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