is the longest serving writer in the show's history, other than Lorne Michaels
. Downey wrote for thirty seasons: (1976-1980), (1984-1998), (2000-2005), (2006-2013). In 1980, he left the show with Lorne Michaels
and the rest of the cast. In 1998, he was fired by NBC Executive Don Ohlmeyer
. In 2005, he took time off to write a book. He retired in 2013. See more
[singing an off-key, parodied version of Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow."
I'm being followed by a big Muslim, big Muslim, big Muslim. Biiiig Muslim, Big Muslim!
[smirks at cheering audience, goes on to sing "Father and Son"
If it was them, I'd agree, but it was not me, it's so hard, so hard, and now I must go away.
[turns to other camera, smirking while audience cheers
[swings chair back around to face other camera, this time singing "Wild World"
Ooooooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world!
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