Things between Chase and Glover, specifically, have also received intense attention in subsequent years. In a 2018 New Yorker piece from Tad Friend, Harmon said Chase was jealous of his co-star and would expresss this jealousy by trying to “throw Donald off” when shooting. Glover, meanwhile, suggested Chase was struggling to accept that his time at the top had passed.
“I just saw Chevy as fighting time—a true artist has to be okay with his reign being over,” Glover said at the time. “I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water.”
That same year, Pete Davidson—himself a breakout SNL star—called Chase “a genuinely bad, racist person” during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show.
“Fuck Chevy Chase,” he said. “I hate that dude.”
In his recent WTF appearance, however, Chase disagreed that people in the industry have long viewed him as a difficult presence.
“I don’t know what my reputation was. … I just always assumed I was okay,” Chase told Maron.