Chevy Chase basically hates the current ‘SNL’

Colin Jost and Michael Che’s rapport on “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” may have scored them the hosting gig at the 70th Emmy Awards, but the pair can’t count their “SNL” predecessor Chevy Chase as a fan.

Chase was part of the original “SNL” cast that debuted in 1975 and established the “Update” segment, but he didn’t have kind words for the current show, now approaching its 44th season.

“I’m amazed that Lorne [Michaels] has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t f—ing believe it,” Chase said. “That means a whole generation of s—heads laughs at the worst f—ing humor in the world. You know what I mean? How could you dare give that generation worse s— than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.”

It’s not just the current cast that Chase criticized — he hasn’t liked most of the most seasons of “SNL.”

“I’d have to say, that after the first two years, it went downhill,” Chase said. “Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess. That’s a horrible thing to say. But certainly I never had more fun. I really loved it and enjoyed it. I didn’t see the same fun thing happening to the cast the next year.”

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American actor and comedian Chevy Chase rests his head on his fist while seated at a desk covered with paperwork, 1979. (Photo by Nancy R. Schiff/Getty Images)
The Not Ready For Prime Time Players strike various comedic poses. From left to right are; Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Dan Aykroyd, and Chevy Chase.
(Original Caption) : Actor/comedian Chevy Chase is shown with long hair, in a scene from a skit on the TV show 'Saturday Night Live.' Ca. 1970s. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
In a Saturday Night Live skit, Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin play a couple monitored in bed by the Supreme Court. The skit aired after the court upheld state laws banning sodomy. (Photo by Owen Franken/Corbis via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 23 -- Air Date 07/24/1976 -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during the 'Weekend Update' skit on July 24, 1976 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
1978: American comic actor Chevy Chase sticks 'em up in a scene from his latest movie 'Foul Play', directed by Colin Higgins for Paramount. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Actor Chevy Chase and actress Beverly D'Angelo on set of the Warner Bros. movie National Lampoon's 'European Vacation' in 1985. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor/comedian Chevy Chase, host Johnny Carson on December 12, 1986 -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American actor and comedian Chevy Chase with his wife Jayni, circa 1988. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short stand together at the Motion Picture Academy for the premiere of their film Three Amigos, on December 10, 1986. The premiere will benefit Big Sisters, a non-profit organization offering guidance to troubled girls.
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 6: Actor Robin Williams and actor Chevy Chase attend the Third Annual American Cinematheque Award Salute to Robin Williams on May 6, 1988 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actor and comedian Chevy Chase, circa 1992. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 654 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Chevy Chase during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 16, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
382813 11: Actor-comedian Chevy Chase and wife Jayni arrive at the Tenth Annual Environmental Media Awards December 6, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Newsmakers)
BOSTON, : US President Bill Clinton is greeted by actor Chevy Chase (R) before addressing the New England presidential luncheon 30 June in Boston, MA, as US Senator John Kerry (D-MA)(L) and DNC Finance Chairman Alan Solomont look on (C). Clinton is scheduled to visit New York, later 30 June. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Chevy Chase attends 'A Magical Birthday Bash Benefitting the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation' on September 25, 2002 at the Marriot Marquis in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Chevy Chase attends the Los Angeles premiere of 'Starsky and Hutch' at the Village Theater February 26, 2004 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 1: (L-R): Actor Chevy Chase, actress Laraine Newman, Judy Belushi Pisano, and actors Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi attend the ceremony posthumously honoring actor/comedian John Belushi with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 1, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
DELRAY BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 5: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (2nd-L) stands with Hostess Chris Evert (L), Lindsay Davenport (2nd-R) and actor Chevy Chase (R) attend the Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro-Celebrity Classic December 5, 2004 in Delray Beach, Florida. The charity event raised approximately 1.2 million dollars for Chris Evert Charities. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 21: Director Scott Coffey, actors Naomi Watts, Rebecca Rigg and Chevy Chase attend the premiere of Ellie Parker at the Racquet Club during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2005 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Chevy Chase from the film 'Ellie Parker' poses for portraits during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival January 21, 2005 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 31: Actor Chevy Chase attends 'Hulaween,' a celebration of Bette Midler's 60th birthday and the 10th Anniversary of the New York Restoration Project at the Waldorf Astoria October 31, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 31: Actor Chevy Chase poses during the Opening Night Gala of the Sarasota Film Festival at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art on March 31, 2006 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for the Sarasota Film Festival)
PHOENIX - APRIL 2: Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali (L) and actor Chevy Chase (R) pose for photographers upon arriving April 2, 2005 at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The charity event raises money to battle Parkinson's disease. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 3: Actor Chevy Chase and wife Jayni Chase pose at the Museum Of The Moving Image Salute to Will Smith at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel December 3, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Chevy Chase (R) and wife Jayni Chase arrive at the Global Green USA 3rd annual pre-Oscar party held at the Avalon Hollywood on February 21, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Chevy Chase and daughter Caley Chase attend the world premiere Of 'Baby Mama' during the opening night Of Tribeca Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on April 23, 2008. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Actor and comedian Chevy Chase attends the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, August 27, 2008. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 12: Actor Chevy Chase arrives at the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Warren Beatty held at the Kodak Theatre on June 11, 2008 in Hollywood, California. The show will air on USA Network at 9PM PST on June 25, 2008. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AFI)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) DENVER - AUGUST 28: **EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE** Actor Chevy Chase and William Kennedy Smith attend the party hosted by Google and Vanity Fair to celebrate the Democratic National Convention at the Exdo Event Center on August 28, 2008 in Denver, Coloado. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
**EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE** Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright AND actor Chevy Chase attend the party hosted by Google and Vanity Fair to celebrate the Democratic National Convention at the Exdo Event Center on August 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Chevy Chase arrives at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held at the Sunset Tower on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Actor Chevy Chase attends The 19th Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Actors Hilary Duff and Chevy Chase attend the after party for 'Stay Cool' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at tenjune on April 23, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 05: Actor Chevy Chase arrives at NBC Universal's all-star press tour party on August 5, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Chevy Chase attends The PaleyFest & TV Guide Magazine's NBC FALL TV Preview Party at the Paley Center for Media on September 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actor Chevy Chase poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2010 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for PCA)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Chevy Chase attends the NBC Universal press tour cocktail party at The Langham Resort on January 10, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actors Jenna Elfman and Chevy Chase onstage at the People's Choice Awards 2010 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 15: Actor Chevy Chase attends the 'Community' event at PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Actor Chevy Chase attends the 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actor Chevy Chase (L) and wife Jayni Chase attend the 33rd Annual Police Foundation gala at The Waldorf - Astoria on June 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 27: Actor Chevy Chase (L) and actress Beverly D'Angelo arrive at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. 'Vacation' at Regency Village Theatre on July 27, 2015 in Westwood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Chevy Chase (R) and wife Jayni Chase attend WildAid 2015 at Montage Hotel on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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This is the second time that Chase has criticized the show recently. On an episode of Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” the 74-year-old specifically called out the lackluster reading of the show’s catchphrase, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”

“I mean it just gets so bad,” Chase said about the delivery. “It seems like some guys are out there just to be the guy who says, ‘Live from New York,’ and then does it poorly. Anyway, that’s not nice of me to say, but…f— ’em.”

Some previous coworkers of the star of classic comedy films like “Caddyshack” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” haven’t exactly had glowing things to say about Chase, either. Former “SNL” cast member Terry Sweeney called him a “monster,” while his one-time “Community” co-star Donald Glover said Chase told him, “People think you’re funnier because you’re black.”

Despite all the animosity toward the show that launched his career, Chase still has hopes to return to Studio 8H.

He appeared on the show’s 40th anniversary special in 2015, and even asked “SNL” creator and producer Michaels if he could host. And last November, Chase only had good things to say about late castmates John Belushi and Gilda Radner, and his memories at “SNL.”

“I can’t tell you, to be up there, on that stage, doing that stuff,” Chase said. “Oh, God, it was fun. I’ll tell you, I’d do it again in a minute.”

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Most successful SNL cast members, Saturday Night Live
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Most successful SNL cast members, Saturday Night Live
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek during 'Jeopardy' skit (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Anne Hathaway' Episode 1535 -- Pictured: Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin during the 'Vice Presidential Debate' skit on October 4, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Aired 12/16/2000 -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon during 'Weekend Update' on December 16, 2000 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Eddie Murphy as Solomon during the 'Pudge & Solomon' skit on December 10, 1983 -- (Photo by: RM Lewis Jr./NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 17 -- Aired 04/14/2007 -- Pictured: Amy Poehler as Dakota Fanning during 'The Dakota Fanning Show' skit on April 14, 2007 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Aired 12/16/2006 -- Pictured: Andy Samberg as guy during 'Dick in a Box' skit on December 16, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: Host Steve Martin on January 21, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 14 -- Pictured: Bill Murray during 'Weekend Update' on March 10, 1979 -- (Photo by: Fred Bronson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 11/20/1993 -- Pictured: Adam Sandler as Brian during 'The Denise Show' skit on November 20, 1993 (Photo by Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Pictured: Julia Louis-Dreyfus during the 'Saturday Night News' skit on November 19, 1983 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during 'Weekend Update' -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Josh Brolin' Episode 1536 -- Pictured: Kristen Wiig as Suze Orman during the 'The Suze Orman Show' skit on October 18, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 10 -- Air Date 02/15/1986 -- Pictured: Robert Downey Jr. as Julian Lynch during the 'Models Against the Wilderness' skit on February 15, 1986 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/03/1994 -- Pictured: Mike Myers as Rajneesh Singh during the 'Civil War Memories' skit on December 3, 1994 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Chris Rock during the 'Weekend Update' skit on December 7, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Mick Jagger' Episode 1620 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Hader, Seth Meyers -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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