"A real sourpuss": Bill O'Reilly was at "SNL's" 40th anniversary show and apparently didn't laugh once

Will Ferrell's most vivid memory from "SNL 40" was Bill O'Reilly's disapproving face in the audience

Published March 18, 2015 2:37PM (EDT)

  (Frank Micelotta/invision/AP)
(Frank Micelotta/invision/AP)

It may feel like "SNL 40" happened ages ago -- but the memory of a frowning Bill O'Reilly sitting in the audience is apparently still vivid as ever for Will Ferrell.

Ferrell visited "The Letterman Show" Tuesday night and, when asked what his take-away memory from the milestone event was, he didn't answer with "Celebrity Jeopardy" or any sketch for that matter. He, instead, responded with a memory of looking up and seeing the "sourpuss" Fox News commentator dead-still while the rest of the crowd was clapping. "A real charmer," Ferrell quipped.

"I don't know what he was doing there if he wasn't a fan of 'SNL'," Ferrell said. "Maybe he was. Maybe he's really just a student of comedy."

Watch the clip below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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