With inspiration from Donald Trump’s comments responding to SNL’s portrayal of him on SNL, today’s list counts down performers who have been banned from the show.
- Cypress Hill: In 1993 band member DJ Muggs lit a joint and smoked it during their performance, and later the group trashed their instruments on the show, which of course lead to their banning.
- Frank Zappa: Zappa was banned in 1978 simply for doing a “disastrous job of hosting the show”, as well as mugging for the camera and even announcing to the audience that he was reading from cue cards.
- Adrien Brody: In 2003, Brody ad-libbed an introduction to musical guest Sean Paul while wearing fake dreadlocks and speaking in a fake Jamaican accent for 45 seconds. The performance was deemed racist and he is no longer welcome on the show.
- The Replacements: In their 1986 appearance on the show, the band came out completely drunk during their performance of “Kiss Me on the Bus” and later appeared in each other’s clothes during the second performance, for this of course, they were not allowed to return.
- Sinead O’Connor: In 1992 O’Connor performed a cover of Bob Marley’s “War” in which she altered the lyric ‘fight racial injustice” to “fight child abuse” as a protest against child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. While singing the world “evil” she held up a photo of Pope John Paull 2nd and tore the picture in half then stated “fight the real enemy”. Although the show has aired several skits mocking the incident, she has never been allowed to return.