Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis probably didn’t send Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig a Valentine’s Day card today.
Forte and Sudeikis, who formed Bon Jovi “opposite band” Jon Bovi during their “Saturday Night Live” days, found out some unsettling news Wednesday about one particularly tough time they got bumped from the lineup. As it turns out, the night Jon Bon Jovi himself hosted “SNL,” Armisen and Wiig’s own musical duo, Garth and Kat, made the cut instead.
Shot through the heart — err, stabbed through the butt. (That will make sense once you watch last night’s “Second Chance Theatre.”)
The loss to Garth and Kat, new information that was delivered somberly by former “SNL” head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers, was extra upsetting to Sudeikis.
“Will and I, we’d go and get the lyrics off the internet, and take HOURS writing the opposite lyrics to these preexisting lyrics,” Sudeikis said on Wednesday’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” ” [Armisen and Wiig], they would get decked out in their vests and their boffo wigs, and then they’d go and just make it up on the spot.”
When you put it that way, it does kind of sound unfair. Thank goodness Meyers currently has a platform to catch skits that fell through the cracks all those years ago.
Watch Sudeikis and Forte’s Wednesday late (late)-night appearance via the video above. To make matters more awkward, Armisen was in attendance as Meyers’ bandleader.
Readers can enjoy the latest “Second Chance Theatre” installment below.