Live from New York! It’s…a disaster waiting to happen!
Saturday Night Live kicks off its 45th season on Saturday, September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish. Harrelson, who will be promoting his upcoming Zombieland sequel, may seem like a risky host, with his affection for pot and free mouth and free spirit.
But this is the star’s fourth time as host, and clearly show creator and guru Lorne Michael’s feels comfortable enough with him to give him the opening slot of the season.
That’s a far cry from some other celebs and musicians, who, for various reasons, found themselves on the “Banned from SNL” list. Possibly the most notorious member of that list is bald-headed singer Sinead O’Connor, who on October 3, 1992, was part of what arguably was the most controversial moment in the show’s history, when, at the end of her first performance, she presented a photo of Pope John Paul II while singing the word “evil”, and then tore the image to pieces, exclaiming “Fight the real enemy”.
NBC received thousands of angry calls and letters in the aftermath of the incident, and protests against O’Connor occurred outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where a steamroller crushed dozens of her tapes and CD’s. She has not appeared on Saturday Night Live since. But O’Connor is not alone. Click through this RadarOnline.com gallery to revisit some of the worst hosts and musical guests every to take the Saturday Night Live stage.