Praise for Darrell - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... nator.html
Would be fun if - just as Kenan would tie Hammond's record 14 year-run if he comes back in the fall - Darrell officially rejoins the cast and does a fifteenth season as a cast member.
For as much as we have recurring alumni, the only cast member to ever be in one cast, off for a few years, and then come back and be in another cast is Harry Shearer ('79-'80 and '84-'85). Al Franken did this, too, but was a writer and 'Featured Player', not full cast.
Of course, Norm MacDonald left the show in 1998, and every Saturday, I keep wishing he'd take back the Update desk...