Chevy Chase On Him vs. Belushi: ‘Somehow they took to the tall, thin, handsome guy.’

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“I’ll never understand that. The only person who ever told me that that was an odd, sudden change in their attitude toward me [after I left SNL], when I came back to host, was Herb Sargent, our older writer-producer guru. And I’m not sure exactly why or how, but [during that episode] suddenly I got into a fight with Bill Murray. I discovered later it was with the instigation of John Belushi, who apparently who was a little bit jealous that I had become the standout guy the first year, when John [felt he] deserved to. And he did; John was our ringer. But television doesn’t care too much about ringers who are short and have a beard. Somehow they took to the tall, thin, handsome guy.”