During his eight seasons at “SNL,” Bill Hader put together a very enviable resume, including beloved, oddball characters like Stefon and Vinny Vedecci. But as is to be expected on an ensemble show that lives and dies by immediate audience approval, some of his favorite ideas never made it to the air.
While appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday night, Hader told the host about one of those lost sketches, which, frankly, could have changed the face of comedy.
Written for the week that “SNL” alum Dana Carvey was returning to host the show, Hader and Stefon co-creator John Mulaney wrote a sketch that utilized one of Carvey’s best impersonations, Casey Kasem. An impersonation master himself, Hader was going to play Casey’s son … Jasey.
In the sketch, they were estranged, which oddly enough mirrors the sad familial strife that has come in the wake of Kasem’s death earlier this year.
But don’t think about that part — this is funny!