When rock band Blue Oyster Cult records “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper, ” producer Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken) insists Gene Frenkle (Will Ferrell) play more cowbell. Gene Frenkle is a fictional character invented for the sketch, although his appearance was modeled on Eric Bloom's appearance at the time. at the Disco episode of Saturday Night Live referenced the "More Cowbell" sketch. New 'mini-moon' set to be captured by Earth might just be space junk, Lobster boat captain helps save gull that rode on his boat for 15 years, McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer. In the course of five minutes and eight seconds, it'll take you two days closer to Halloween. Dharma wrote the song while picturing an … (1 Corinthians 15:55, ESV), To that, I would add: "Where, O death, is your cowbell? [citation needed], Ferrell claimed in 2019 that this "More Cowbell" sketch "ruined" Walken's life because Walken is best known by the general public for his role in this sketch.[24]. "[citation needed] Los Angeles Angels and New York Mets outfielder Collin Cowgill was the subject of similar fan jokes. If you're a Christian, the advice of the song, though perhaps poorly couched and too universal in scope, is actually good. [5][6][7] On "Take Two," Walken can be seen through the booth glass, laughing, as Ferrell's too-tight shirt rides up, exposing Ferrell's stomach while he is dancing and playing the cowbell. SATURDAYS | 11:30ET 10:30CT 9:30MT 8:30PT, Tags: spoof, music, cowbell, Christopher Walken, behind the music, Bruce Dickinson, Will Ferrel, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, chris parnell, horatio sanz, fear the reaper, diaper, vh1, parody, blue oyster cult, Weekend Update Rewind: Olya Povlatsky (Part 2 of 2), Weekend Update Rewind: Olya Povlatsky (Part 1 of 2), Weekend Update Rewind: Angel (Every Boxer’s Girlfriend), SNL Stories from the Show: Unreleased (Eddie Murphy, John Mulaney and More), Weekend Update Home Edition: Trump’s Valet Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Weekend Update Home Edition: Tina Fey on Mother’s Day, Weekend Update Home Edition: Panda Express & Tom Cruise in Space, What's Wrong with This Picture: Mother’s Day Edition, Weekend Update Home Edition: Jeanine Pirro on Coronavirus Lockdown Protests, Boyz II Men ft. Babyface: A Song for Mama (At Home), This Day in SNL History: Target Lady and “Classic Peg”, SNL Gets Ready for the At Home Season Finale, Weekend Update Rewind: Drunk Uncle (Part 2 of 2), Weekend Update Rewind: Drunk Uncle (Part 1 of 2), SNL Commercial Parodies: Feminine Products, Weekend Update Home Edition: Trump Suggests Injecting Disinfectant, Weekend Update Home Edition: Banksy Makes Bathroom Art, Weekend Update Home Edition: Pete Davidson on Hooking Up During Quarantine, Weekend Update Rewind: Garth and Kat (Part 3 of 3), Weekend Update Rewind: Garth and Kat (Part 2 of 3), Weekend Update Rewind: Garth and Kat (Part 1 of 3), Weekend Update Rewind: David "Big Papi" Ortiz (Part 2 of 2), Weekend Update Rewind: David "Big Papi" Ortiz (Part 1 of 2), Coldplay's Chris Martin: Shelter from the Storm (At Home), Weekend Update: President Trump Gives Coronavirus Update, Weekend Update: New Twinkies Cereal and Joe Exotic Movie, We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. Don't fear the cowbell Christianity and Blue Öyster Cult. I heard it on my iPod this morning and, just as always, it sent an ever-so-slight, spooky shiver up my spine. and began his vocal.