David Spade remembers the moment he turned down David Bowie’s request for a Saturday Night Live sketch.
The actor and comedian reflected on a sketch he wrote for the November 1991 show, hosted by Macaulay Culkin and featuring musical guests Bowie and the Tin Machine.
On a recent episode of the Fly on the Wall podcast, which Spade co-hosts with Dana Carvey, he recalled participating in a sketch as the receptionist who “stops you because he thinks he’s better than you, ” in what Bowie made of himself. .
As Bowie was not at the launch meeting, Spade received a request to call the music icon at his hotel.
“I asked him, he answered and it was fucking Bowie,” he said. “And he says to me: ‘Here [sketch] it’s so fucking fun. That’s exactly my life and the people I see.’ And he says: ‘A tweak: can I play the receptionist?
Bowie added that it was “the funniest part” and that playing itself was “a bit boring” because “everybody’s seen it”.
However, Spade turned down the request, expecting it to be a recurring character.
The actor also said he couldn’t believe he turned down the musician’s proposal, who replied, “Well, what if the sketch never comes out? [en el programa]“.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, how do you know this show so well?'” Spade recalled thinking then. “It’s so true. And if it doesn’t come out? I’m screwing up. He told me: ‘It will come out if I do it.'”
The actor told Adults that the skit was not thrown, recalling Bowie approaching him at the end of the episode to say, “Hey, I’m sorry, man … I understand what was going on and I didn’t I should be a little cold.” about”.
On the other hand, Mike Garson, Bowie’s former pianist, has recently said that he fears he was to blame for the late singer’s abandoned tours.