Talk:Louise Lasser

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Rehashing[edit]

Were any of the skits on the infamous Louise Lasser show rehashed and redone, with different actors, for showing on other episodes?

It appears that using the same material over a second time (or even a third time) with other, more competent actors would represent a major cost-saving measure for the production budget, which ought to be an omnipresent factor no matter how you look at it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.177.27.15 (talk), 2005-10-11, 02:19 Z

banned?[edit]

I've always been doubtful about the labeling of certain performers as "banned" from SNL as if, in the course of events, someone who hosted SNL once would otherwise automatically return, ignoring the reality that most SNL hosts are one-time only anyway. It seems very silly and gossipy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robcat2075 (talkcontribs) 19:16, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

All of this must be making reference to her appearance on an episode of Saturday Night Live, but as of November 2008 there's nothing about this in Lasser's article, so it's baffling. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 14:11, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
The section that this discussion relates to was removed in September 2008 on grounds of breaching the biographies of living persons policy after a complaint was raised at Wikiproject Biography.[1] Road Wizard (talk) 07:50, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
She was banned by producer Lorne Michaels for eratic behavior and incoherence, and being difficult to work with. It may have been, as you said, that many guest hosts were one offs, but in Lasser's case, her SNL appearance followed what was, at the time, a high profile cocaine arrest. I'm mainly writing here because that arrest doesn't appear in the Wiki article, and I was expecting to see some mention of it. I don't know what the rules are about posting such things on a living bio, but it was made into a big deal at the time, as popular culture goes.giggle (talk) 00:07, 8 May 2017 (UTC)