WE SPENT AN EVENING WITH CHEVY CHASE
Chevy Chase, has indeed, always been his own worst enemy. He was lucky enough to be in the cast of Saturday Night Live when it premiered in 1975 and the show was an immediate sensation. His success was so intoxicating that he quit after the first season “to become a movie star.” And he never looked back. Rumors that he was obnoxious were just starting to circulate but he was still generally admired. I happened to make a date with a young actor who appeared in the very successful film “Nashville” that same year and he brought his friend Chevy along. We ended up at someone’s fabulous hillside house watching TV and the REAL Chevy was soon revealed. He made nonstop insulting comments about everyone on the tube. He was condescending and pretentious about his fancy upbringing and vulgar to boot. He made everyone feel awful – especially his nice actor friend. It was an unforgettable and very revealing evening.