Former SNL cast member Chris Kattan has signed on as a regular in an ABC sitcom for the fall.
It wasn’t that long ago that Kattan and Will Ferrell were on equal footing at SNL…a couple of wild and crazy guys for their generation (“A Night At The Roxbury.”)
Then Ferrell became a big star, and Kattan stalled at “Mango.”
This is SNL history repeating itself. The show has propelled some into the pantheon of pop culture, others to sitcoms and the talk show circuit, and a few unfortunates to early graves.
For every Eddie Murphy, there was a Joe Piscopo. For every Tina Fey, a Rachel Dratch.
For every Adam Sandler, there was a Rob Schneider. For every Billy Crystal, a Charles Rocket.
And of course, for every Chevy Chase, there was a Chevy Chase. (And you’re not.)
This principle could be extended to local news anchor teams, I suppose.
For instance, for every Gerry Brooks, there was a Gayle King.
(Whatever happened to her? She seemed so promising, then…poof…gone. Well, Duby McDowell is doing a “where are they now” feature…)