Michael Jordan autograph line almost derailed ‘SNL’ rehearsal

Nearly 30 years have handed since Michael Jordan hosted “Saturday Night Live,” however David Spade remembers the NBA legend’s presence fondly.

“When he hosted ‘SNL’ was the only time I got up close to him,” the previous forged member recounted Tuesday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” “He was such a superstar.”

Spade, who has been maintaining with the 1990s Bulls chronicles by way of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries, added Jordan was a “super likable” host, with many clamoring for an autograph behind the scenes.

“He was signing so many autographs that there was a line out of his dressing room, slowing down rehearsal. They had to stop it, the show had to stop it cause it was the first they had to do that,” Spade recalled.

David Spade and Michael Jordan
David Spade and Michael JordanGetty Images

“It’s like Al Franken holding six basketballs, I’m like, ‘Guys, c’mon we gotta do ‘Weekend Update,’” Spade mentioned.

Jordan hosted the Season 17 opener in 1991 and appeared in a sketch with Spade.

“We did this hilarious Washington Generals sketch where we didn’t want him on our team,” Spade mentioned.

“It was all of five white guys and we didn’t want him on our team, and even though he was so good, we fired him off the team. I didn’t have a line, but he said, ‘You’re all getting rid of me?’ And he looks at me and he goes, ‘Even you, pee-wee?’ Then I turned my head down in shame.”

Spade carried out on “SNL” from 1990 to 1996.