"The one person most universally admired on Saturday Night as both a writer and a performer was Dan Aykroyd. Danny got a bit of a slow start on the show, in part because he was distracted by a movie he was commuting to in Canada, in part because he was inexperienced in television. He was also amazingly young. But he was so intense that sparks seemed to be coming out of his head, and once he caught on he couldn’t be stopped. His talent was so original that Lorne, Chevy, and O’Donoghue looked upon him as a sort of Orson Welles of comedy."
—From “Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live” (via classicajays