Chevy Chase isn't much of an amigo to his "Community" boss these days. The former "Saturday Night Live" comic landed in the news this week because of his public feud with Dan Harmon, the creator of the NBC sitcom in which Chase stars.
In a voicemail posted on TMZ.com, Chase reams Harmon for not giving him good material on the sitcom, calling Harmon's skills "an abomination, and your writing is getting worse and worse."
According to reports, Chase left the message after "Community's" third season wrap party, in which Harmon reportedly insulted Chase in front of the cast, crew, and the actor's wife and daughter. Late Tuesday, Harmon posted an apology of sorts on his blog, writing "I didn't intend for millions of people to read angry reports about [the voicemail]. He didn't mention Chase by name.
The incident is a smudge on what's been a relatively shiny career for the founding "Saturday Night Live" cast member. Chase cemented himself in Hollywood after leaving the show in 1976 (he was the first cast member to jet), starring in "Caddyshack," "¡Three Amigos!," and headlining the "National Lampoon's" movie series. His early attempts at TV failed -- in 1993, his weeknight talk show was canceled after just six weeks on the air -- but he won new fans with "Community," on which he plays an out-of-touch community college dunce.
Some of Chase's memorable "SNL" cast members are no longer with us. Pioneering female comedian Gilda Radner died in 1989 after battling ovarian cancer; John Belushi died of a cocaine and heroin overdose in 1982.
Others are still in the biz. Click through to see what four of Chase's "SNL" cronies are doing now.
Aykroyd's "SNL" sketches are still some of the show's most memorable, like "Coneheads," "Two Wild and Crazy Guys," and "Blues Brothers." Aykroyd parleyed two of those into films, starring in 1993's "Coneheads" with his "SNL" cohort Jane Curtin (she of "ignorant slut" fame) and 1980's "Blues Brothers" with John Belushi. After Belushi's death, Aykroyd partnered with John Goodman for the "Blues Brothers" sequel, "Blues Brothers 2000."
Beyond "SNL," he's most famous for "Ghostbusters," writing and starring in the original 1984 flick and the 1989 sequel. Though talk about a third "Ghostbusters" has been simmering for decades, in February, Aykroyd told the Telegraph the film is "in suspended animation" because co-star Bill Murray "will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved."
The deadpan darling sowed her "SNL" oats into major TV success. She won two best actress Emmy awards for the 1980s sitcom "Kate & Allie," and played the romantic foil to John Lithgow on the hit sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" from 1996 to 2001.
Her most prominent film role was alongside Dan Aykroyd in 1993's "Coneheads," but the 64-year-old actress has appeared on the big screen since then, starring in indie films and playing Paul Rudd and Andy Samberg's mother in 2009's "I Love You, Man." She currently plays a forensic pathologist on CBS' "Unforgettable."
Morris was "SNL's" first celebrity impersonation ace, mimicking the likes of Muhammed Ali, Richard Pryor, and Tina Turner. He left the show after five years and has appeared in a handful TV series since then, including "The Jeffersons," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Jamie Foxx Show," and "Martin." Now 75, he currently plays a cashier on the CBS sitcom "Two Broke Girls."
In 1994, Morris was shot in an attempted robbery in Los Angeles and sustained gunshot wounds to his chest and arm.
Sheri The Valley Girl left "SNL" in 1980 to dabble in other TV series. She appeared alongside Curtin in "3rd Rock from the Sun" and played the director of "The Vagina Monologues" on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Newman, 60, memorably roasted Chevy Chase in 2010, recounting fictional tales of their time on "SNL" in which he tried to sell her cocaine, hit on her to no avail, and hooked up with Al Franken instead.