Will Ferrell appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and while on the program he spoke about the infamous Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit “More Cowbell.” According to Will Ferrell, Christopher Walken, who starred in the skit as music producer Bruce Dickinson, told Will Ferrell that he ruined his life with that skit because he can’t go anywhere without people talking about it. Jimmy Fallon was also in the skit as he portrayed Blue Oyster Cult member Albert Bouchard.
“More Cowbell” is about the Blue Oyster Cult song “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and the cowbell that is played at the intro of the song.
Will Ferrell co-wrote the skit with writer Donnell Campbell. “More Cowbell” aired on April 8, 2000, and continues to be one of Saturday Night Live’s most popular skits.
Will Ferrell portrayed a fictitious member of the band named Gene Frenkle whose job was to play the cowbell.
Will Ferrell stated the following.
“He told me, ‘You know, you’ve ruined my life. People during the curtain call bring cowbells and ring them. The other day I went for an Italian food lunch and the waiter asked if I wanted more cowbell with my pasta bolognese.'”
You may see Will Ferrell speaking to Jimmy Fallon about Christopher Walken’s comments to him in the video player below.
The news about Christopher Walken’s reaction to being recognized for “More Cowbell” almost two decades after the skit aired has gone viral and made headlines on Friday.
At 76-years-old Christopher Walken has enjoyed an incredibly successful career. He is an Oscar winner and A-list actor and continues to work in many films.
Christopher Walken will be in the movie The Jesus Rolls that is set for a 2020 release. He is also appearing in the following movies: The War With Grandpa, Wild Mountain Time, Percy, and Shady Pines.
Jimmy Fallon will be hosting a game show called That’s My Jam.
Will Ferrell has a whopping 47 projects in development. He serves as the executive producer for the series Motherland: Fort Salem. He has three movies in post-production including Downhill, Eurovision, and Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar.
What do you think about Will Ferrell’s interview with Jimmy Fallon and the remarks Christopher Walken reportedly made in regards to “More Cowbell?”