'SNL 40' reveals rejected auditions

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'SNL' Anniversary Special Reveals Rejected Auditions

Viewers of "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary special were treated to a montage of audition tapes from some awesome cast members Lorne Michaels hired, and a few he probably should have.

"My name is Jim Carrey, and this is my 'Saturday Night Live' audition, post-nuclear Holocaust," said Jim Carrey during "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary special. That's right, Jim Carrey was turned down, and so was Stephen Colbert...

"I'd like the veal with the mint jelly," said Stephen Colbert.

And Zach Galifianakis, sans his famous beard...

"I have a new headshot. It's a scratch and sniff, and it smells like failure and onions," said Zach Galifianakis.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Wayne, Dana Carvey as Garth during the Wayne's World skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: John Goodman during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Larry David during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Tim Meadows during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Larry David during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Kanye West performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Miley Cyrus performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy as Matt Foley, Jane Curtin during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Fred Armisen as Garth, Kristin Wiig as Kat during the Marty and Beyonce skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Keith Richards on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Emma Stone as Roseanne Roseannadanna during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Robert DeNiro during the New York Intro skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Jack Nicholson during the Politics Intro skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy as Matt Foley, Jane Curtin during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte during the ESPN Classic skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Laraine Newman, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Kristen Wiig, Keenan Thompson, Taylor Swift, Fred Armisen, Kerry Washington, Betty White during The Californians on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Yeah, whoa! But hey, at least they all found incredible success despite that bitter "SNL" rejection.

Michaels does have some regrets about talent he missed out on. He told The Hollywood Reporter he kicked himself later on for not giving some big names a chance, including Lisa Kudrow and Steve Carell.

But he revealed to the New York Post that there were others who he cast instantly after their auditions, i.e. Kristen Wiig, Dana Carvey, Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell.

But at least those long-lost, rejected audition tapes are making a splash now. The media totally ate up the rejected auditions.

And "SNL" fans on Twitter were loving the lost footage even more. Some even admitted to laughing so hard they cried during the montage.

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Jimmy Fallon, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Bradley Cooper, Gloria Campano walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Jane Krakowski walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Dakota Johnson walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Kerry Washington, Chris Rock walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Taylor Swift walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Glenn Close arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Fallon, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
James Franco arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, left, and Charlie Day arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Betty White arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Fallon, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, from left, Billy Crystal and Jimmy Fallon arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Horatio Sanz arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Will Ferrell arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Carson Daly walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Fred Armisen walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata, Beck Bennett, Michael Che, Vanessa Bayer, Colin Jost, Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Hilaria Baldwin, left, and Alec Baldwin arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Emilie Livingston, left, and Jeff Goldblum arrive at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Al Roker walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Michael Loccisano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Tom Arnold walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Michael Loccisano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Fred Willard attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Rapper Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Comedian Rachel Dratch attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Justin Timberlake attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actor Bill Murray attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Comedian Will Ferrell attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Jeannie Mai walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Comedian Horatio Sanz attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Billy Crystal walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Bill Hader walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Justin Timberlake, Billy Vrystal, and Jimmy Fallon walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Kevin Nealon and guest walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Martin Short walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Whoopi Goldberg walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Robert De Niro walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Tom Hanks attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Sarah Silverman attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Dakota Johnson walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Emma Stone attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Kerry Washington, Chris Rock walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, left, Billy Crystal, center, and Jimmy Fallon attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Sarah Palin attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chevy Chase attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Emma Stone, left, laughs with Larry David on the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Amy Poehler attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Keith Richards and wife Patti Hansen attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Paige Butcher, left, and Eddie Murphy attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Elvis Costello attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Actor Eddie Murphy and former Gov. of Alaska, Sarah Palin, greet each other on the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Fallon attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Billy Crystal, right, and Jimmy Fallon, left, attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Dan Aykroyd attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Michael Bolton attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Chris Parnell attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson, right, attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Louis C.K. attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Dave Chappelle attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Palin attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chris Dodd, left, and Jackie Marie Clegg, right, attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Larry David attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Kerry Washington arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lucy Liu attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Actor Bill Murray attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chris Rock arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Joey Fatone arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Silverman arrives at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen during The Californians on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Laraine Newman, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Kristen Wiig, Keenan Thompson, Taylor Swift, Fred Armisen, Kerry Washington, Betty White during The Californians on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Robert Dinero during the New York Open on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Paul McCartney performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Paul McCartney performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Dan Aykkroyd during the Bass-O-Matic on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, Taran Killam as Christoph Waltz, Jim Carrey as Matthew McConaughey during the Celebrity Jeopardy on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, Kate McCinnon as Justin Beiber, Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett during the Celebrity Jeopardy on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images`)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: John Goodman attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Lance Bass attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Betty White attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Taboo walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: George Lucas walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Kristen Wiig walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Kevin Kline walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Cheri Oteri walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Alan Cumming walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Guest, Kyle Maclachlan walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Ed Norton, Shauna Robertson walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Bradley Cooper (L) and Chris Rock attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Sigourney Weaver walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Rudy Giuliani walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Steve Buscemi and guest walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Paul Feig walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Gabourey Sidibe walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Ludacris attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Jon Lovitz walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Justin Timberlake, Billy Vrystal, and Jimmy Fallon walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Comedian Jimmy Fallon (L) and Justin Timberlake attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Garrett Morris walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Whoopi Goldberg walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MacDonald went on a long Twitter story Wednesday night and explained Murphy's part was intended to be much bigger.
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