"More cowbell!" has been making people laugh for almost two decades, and according to Rolling Stone's top 50 funniest 'SNL' sketches, it ranks as 9th. However, one person is not laughing. That person is Christopher Walken.
The sketch is a parody of Blue Oyster Cult's hit song “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” The song has an extremely noticeable amount of cowbell in it. Christopher Walken played music producer Bruce Dickinson who would frantically instruct lead singer, Gene Frenkel, played by Will Ferrell, to use more cowbell.