Steven Seagal Was Worst SNL Host Ever, Says Tim Meadows

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Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows is apparently not afraid of an ass-whoopin' from martial arts action star Steven Seagal. Meadows went on the Tonight Show Wednesday and told Conan O'Brien about the creation of his Ladies Man character and his opinion on the show's worst host ever.

"I say this with a little trepidation, but Steven Seagal," Meadows said. "Even though he could probably kill me."

Meadows explained that the cast was taken aback at just how bad things were that week. Pressed by Conan, he explained.

"I don't know why it was a surprise to everybody that he wasn't funny," he said. "You don't go to Steven Seagal movies to laugh your ass off. So when he was on the show, he was a very sort of sullen, low-key guy. And I had actually written a sketch for him that didn't get picked.

"So during like Thursday or Friday he came up to me and he was like 'uh, listen the show is not very funny.' And I was like, 'yeah, well you know, you didn't pick my sketch, so it's not very funny.' But I was just totally -- he thought he had like a comrade. But I was like, 'no man, I worked really hard. I am not your friend.'"

Just for kicks, here's a clip from the Steven Seagal classic Above the Law.

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