Bill Hader appeared as Anthony Scaramucci on the first summer episode of "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update", just weeks after the real NY financier was ousted from his position as White House communications director after just 10 days.
Scaramucci greets them with an air kiss. Che and Colin Jost had talked about Scaramucci's firing earlier during the show, with Jost joking that it was a shame that SNL missed out the news story because it was "like Christmas in July". But after last night's first episode of Weekend Update: Summer Edition brought back one of the best cast members to ever appear on the show, I'm so glad Colin Jost and Michael Che came back to end the summer with some laughs.
"Yo! It's me, Anthony Scaramucci. The Mooch!" Hader said.
"When I hear my name 3 times I appear like a Goomba Beetlejuice", he said, appearing via FaceTime.
Hader's "The Mooch" goes on to say that he isn't surprised by the brevity of his White House Tenure, which ended after just 11 days last month, following a controversial and explicit interview in The New Yorker. The Mooch compared himself to "human cocaine", and gave viewers another hit of his obnoxious media relations tactics as he discussed his 11-day stint as "King of Idiot Mountain".
Trump's "locked and loaded" standoff with North Korea has Americans in high anxiety, hair-pulling among White House officials may be stalling his agenda, Robert Mueller's Russian Federation campaign-interference probe appears to be heating up with the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump faces the lowest-ever approval ratings for a president at this time in his first term. Hader has always been an wonderful 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. You know how you miss me.
Jost also poked the president for making his controversial "fire and fury" comment regarding North Korea while seated, quipping, "Even FDR stood up when he was talking tough".