The American television show, Saturday Night Live has been entertaining people since its first episode which aired in 1975. Over the years, numerous celebrities have appeared on the show to rock the audience with their musical and sketch comedy performances. However, the show has not just witnessed some great moments but has seen its fair share of controversies too.
In the four-decade-long run, the show faced times where things didn't run smoothly, and the creators of the show were forced to ban a few celebs. In this story, we've created the list of stars who faced the ban and also the reasons behind it. So, have a look and decide if the decisions were wrong or right.
The show creators banned the actor after his filthy performance (according to the standards set by the show) in the monologue. He even dissed the censors and gave some inappropriate comments on women's hygiene. You can read the transcript here.
The late songwriter and singer was left out by the creators after he continuously mugged for the camera while hosting the show and even said to the audience that he is reading from cue cards.
Robert Blake was asked to host the show on November 13, 1982, but things didn't go smoothly between the actor and the cast of the show. He was regarded highly uncooperative and even had problems with the script of the show. Blake threw one of the script papers on a writer's face.
Andy Kaufman was the regular guest of SNL during the time Lorne Michaels was the executive producer. But, in 1983 when Dick Ebersol became the executive producer he asked the audience to vote if they wanted Andy back on the show or not, and the results were against him. So, he was kicked out from the show despite having pleaded the creators to bring him back.
The Academy Award-winner hosted SNL on May 10, 2003, but was banned because of the improvisations he did while introducing the musical guest, Sean Paul.
Sinéad appeared on the show on October 3, 1992, as the musical guest. For her performance, she chose Bob Marley's controversial song, War. At the end of the performance, she took the picture of Pope John Paul II and ripped it apart to protest against the cases of sexual misconducts in the church. Everyone was shocked due to this move.
Steven Seagal was banned from the show after he was labeled as the worst host by producer and creator of SNL, Lorne Michaels. He also said that Steven is a tough man to work with.
The hardcore punk band appeared on the Halloween episode of the show in 1981, and they destroyed the set which caused the damage of $200,000.
The rock band also appeared as the musical guest on the show in 1986. The band's first performance went well, but something after the second performance got them banned.
Which decision do you think was harshest? Comment in the section below. :)