Chevy Chase Visits to Promote His Charity

Entertainer talks "SNL" and working with Goldie Hawn

September 18, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Chevy Chase came by to promote his charity, and Howard asked how Chevy got started in show business.

Chevy said he started out writing in college and moved on to Channel One and then Mad magazine, Alan King, and, later, “Saturday Night Live.” Howard wondered why Chevy left “Saturday Night Live” and Chevy explained that he let the first season’s success go to his head and ruined his relationships with the cast members.

Howard asked what Chevy’s favorite “SNL” skit was and he answered, “Landshark.”

Howard asked Chevy how much he was paid to film “Caddy Shack,” so Chevy reported that he got $800,000 for a week’s worth of work. Chevy said he was also offered “Animal House,” but he turned it down (“I’d already lived it”) to work with Goldie Hawn. Howard marveled at how good Goldie looked at the time, and Chevy agreed, noting that he didn’t manage to bed Goldie until after the movie was through with principal production.