Saturday Night Live veterans Bill Murray and Fred Armisen came back to play Steve Bannon and Michael Wolff.
Saturday Night Live stepped into 2018 with Bill Murray’s Steve Bannon and Fred Armisen’s Michael Wolff. The two SNL alums appeared in the show’s cold open Saturday evening that also added Leslie Jones as Oprah Winfrey in a skit that captured some of the silliness of the current moment — a gossipy, factually-questionable book taking down a figure who was often cast as a Republican kingmaker, and a debate about whether Oprah should run for the White House.
The open was a sendup of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, with Kate McKinnon playing Mika Brzezinski and Alex Moffat as Joe Scarborough. They play the couple as over-the-top flirtatious and obnoxious, with Moffat repeatedly interrupting a guest brought on to discuss President Donald Trump’s “shithole” remarks about Haiti and African countries and McKinnon wavering between annoyed and outraged.
Then Armisen appears as Wolff, the New York media journalist whose salacious new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has been gossip fodder in recent days. Some of the book’s contents has been, well, questionable — a few of its details are demonstrably wrong — and SNL plays that up. Armisen offers up “baby races” when asked what he didn’t include in the book.
“Trump would ask to have two babies placed in his office, usually of different ethnicities,” Armisen said. “Someone would put a bowl of Goldfish crackers on the other side of the room, and Trump would say, ‘A thousand bucks on the black one.’”
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