How the ‘More Cowbell’ Sketch ‘Ruined’ Christopher Walken’s Life

Known for films like Biloxi Blues and Catch Me If You Can, Walken famously appeared with Ferrell in the skit, and their chemistry was a key part in making the scene so iconic. Ferrell, dressed in ‘70s rocker garb, emphatically played along to the tune of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” as Walken – in the role of music producer Bruce Dickinson – uttered the legendary phrase: “I’ve got a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell.”

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