Believe it or now, Christopher Walken‘s infamous “More Cowbell” skit from SNL originally aired on April 8, 2000.
Audience Reaction to The More Cowbell Skit
The sketch was well received by audiences after it first aired, but it didn’t immediately become a cult hit. The More Cowbell phenomenon didn’t kick into full gear until it was released on DVD. It can be found on both the SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell set as well as SNL: The Best of Christopher Walken set. After the skit was released on DVD, it soon found its way onto the Internet and quickly became one of the most memorable SNL skits of all time. There’s even a More Cowbell Game.