Bobby Moynihan has been a cast member on Saturday Night Live since 2008, and since he began his tenure on the show, he’s seen a lot of wacky things, had a lot of mind-blowing experiences and occasionally had some run-ins with other celebrities that didn’t go quite as expected. He was recently interviewed by fellow cast member Sasheer Zamata who asked him about crazy moments on the sketch series. Apparently, one of them involves a strange run-in with John McCain on the show.
McCain was obviously referring to Horatio Sanz, another key SNL player who actually left the show two years before Bobby Moynihan even joined the cast as a featured player. While Sanz and Moynihan are not the most cut individuals to ever appear on the series, it’s pretty weird that McCain would mix up Sanz, who is from Chicago by way of Chile, and Moynihan, who is from New York. It’s not as if McCain has been immune to blunders in the past, though.
Luckily, despite having weird and awkward exchanges on the set, there are always bright moments on SNL. Multiple cast members have cited getting to say “Live from New York” as a huge moment, and Moynihan has other fond memories.
Anytime you work in a fast-paced and highly volatile industry, odd stories often emerge. On Saturday Night Live, cast members work extremely hard for most of the week during the TV season, trying to write and work their way into sketches. It can be intimidating, and many have washed out after only one season, but it’s all balanced out by appearing on live television and getting the opportunity to meet interesting famous people—even if they don’t remember your name.
NBC’s SNL is currently airing Season 40 episodes on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.
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