Cheri Oteri Explains Why She Didn't Appear on 'SNL 40' Anniversary Special

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Will Ferrell as Craig Buchanan and Cheri Oteri as Arianna during the 'Practice' skit on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 4, 1997.

Cheri Oteri knows you're upset you didn't get to see her and Will Ferrell resurrect the Spartan Cheerleaders as part of Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special -- but she swears there are no hard feelings behind her lack of appearance.

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While Oteri was in the audience for SNL's special Sunday night, she says the reason she didn't appear on camera was scheduling conflicts, nothing more. She explained that she wasn't able to rearrange her schedule to be there for sure until a few days before, and by then they had already planned the show.

Bummer. Hopefully she keeps her schedule open for SNL 50.

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