“The testosterone was surging and stuff occurs.”
Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman took a visit down “Saturday Evening Reside” reminiscence lane to dish on the notorious backstage struggle between Invoice Murray and Chevy Chase.
Throughout their look Thursday on “Watch What Occurs Reside,” the long-lasting comedians recalled witnessing the row as they have been forged members with Murray on the NBC sketch present in 1978 when Chase got here again to host after a rocky exit two years prior, with Murray being his substitute.
“I believe Jane and I, and Gilda [Radner] each witnessed it,” Newman mentioned. “However, ya know, it was very unhappy and painful and terrible.”
Curtain referred to it because the “unhappy sort of rigidity that you’d get in a household.”
“And all people goes to their corners as a result of they do not need to must cope with the strain, and it was uncomfortable,” she added. “You possibly can perceive, you already know, there have been these two bull mooses going at one another, so the testosterone was surging and stuff occurs.”
The confrontation allegedly occurred in John Belushi’s dressing room, the place Murray reportedly made a crack about Chase’s troubled marriage to Jacqueline Carlin, inflicting Chase to shoot again with an insult about Murray’s look.
“I believe they each knew the one factor that they may say to 1 one other that may damage probably the most and that is what I believe incited it,” Newman defined.
As host Andy Cohen identified, Murray and Chase appeared to bury the hatchet shortly after the struggle once they filmed the 1980 comedy basic “Caddyshack” collectively.