After hosting “Saturday Night Live” 13 times, John Goodman has appeared in his fair share of classic sketches. There is one though that never made it past dress rehearsal that Goodman says is his personal favorite.
“The one I remember is one that Adam [McKay] and Will Ferrell wrote,” Goodman told Seth Meyers on Monday’s “Late Night.” “It was a doctor sketch and it was just going nowhere. The audience just hated.”
While the skit fell flat in front of the audience, failing was half the fun, Goodman explained.
“Will took it and… ‘if we’re going to bomb, I’m taking you with me,’ one of those kind of deals,” Goodman said. “I was crying, I was laughing so hard.”
Meyers also spoke about the first “SNL” sketch he wrote to ever make it on the show which starred himself, Goodman and Amy Poehler.
“You did me the biggest favor – the first sketch I had on, Poehler and I wrote, and it was called ‘Little Sleuths’ and you were in it,” Meyers said to his guest. “We played Encyclopedia Brown and his sister and we were helping you solve a homicide.”
“Little Sleuths” was the final sketch of that episode and the characters never appeared again.
“Poehler and I already started spending the ‘Little Sleuths’ money,” Meyers said. “We thought we were going to have movies and it never aired again.”
Watch the video from “Late Night with Seth Meyers” here.