Bill Hader Becomes Anthony Scaramucci on Weekend Update


Bill Hader Becomes Anthony Scaramucci on Weekend Update

Unsurprisingly, President Trump was spoofed by "Saturday Night Live's" summer "Weekend Update" premiere, but it turned out that Anthony Scaramucci - the short-term White House communications director - offered a more enticing target.

Hader interrupts Colin Jost's (as Michael Che) broadcast via FaceTime, imitating Scaramucci's pout and dramatic hang gestures. "I guess we should take it", Che says.

While Scaramucci's time in the White House was short-lived, Hader's Mooch said he wouldn't change a thing.

"Everybody loves the Mooch", he says.

"It's me, Anthony Scaramucci!".

Scaramucci, Jost said, "was like Hanukkah in July, 'cause he was around for about a week and it was a miracle he lasted that long".

In addition to Hader, Jost and Che were joined by fellow cast members Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson, and Leslie Jones peppered throughout the half-hour show. "And now that I'm gone, you're all depressed and edgy and you're trying to figure out how to score some more Scaramooch!" His incendiary, controversy-laden tenure as the face of Trump's communications team was tragically short lived-but, as the saying goes, the stars that burn twice as bright last half as long (or, in the case of the Mooch, some fraction that is way, way less than half).

"All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child, and ruinmy reputation to be King of Idiot Mountain for eleven days". Hader has always been an awesome impressionist with a chameleon voice, and this turn as Anthony Scaramucci shows that he hasn't lost his touch since leaving the sketch show a few years back. He then explained that his profanity-ridden tirade to The New Yorker was all meant to be off the record, and that he was misquoted on that infamous dig about Steve Bannon.