Sean Spicer may be out as a regular "Saturday Night Live" impression, but Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci is in, and you have to expect someone will make good use of his antics during the summer edition of Weekend Update. But who?
SNL finished up Season 42 in May, and Season 43 won't arrive until late 2017. But there's SO MUCH happening right now in the political world that's ripe for parody, so Weekend Update will return in August to cover it all:
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) July 28, 2017
It's possible Melissa McCarthy will return for a goodbye Spicey sketch, but there are new players to consider, including The Mooch. Who should play him?
Fans are dream casting now, with the top candidates appearing to be Ben Stiller (who was briefly an SNL player in 1989), Joe Pesci, and Mario Cantone.
Cantone isn't exactly a household name, but he just played Scaramucci on Comedy Central's "The President Show," so that might help his case: Other fans have suggested Chris Kattan or Charlie Sheen.
— Pardon me, Mr. Pres (@ImpeachAgentO) July 28, 2017
— Wil Matthews (@PhotoWil) July 28, 2017
I don't care if Joe Pesci is 74, he is truly the only man alive that can crystallize the Mookness of The Mooch on SNL...
— Pedro Rafael Rosado (@prrosado) July 28, 2017
If SNL doesn't get Joe Pesci out of retirement to play Mooch for their season cold open, it'll be one of the greatest fails in tv history.
— Semi-Pronoun (@Amanda_Kerri) July 28, 2017
I'm thinking Charlie Sheen as The Mooch on SNL. pic.twitter.com/mWnYN5GpzA
— Chris (@Chris_Eddy) July 27, 2017
Who would play The Mooch better on ,@SNL:
— Cant Even (@ferfuxsakes) July 27, 2017
SNL better get Joe Pesci to be the Mooch or they're failing.
— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) July 27, 2017
It was also just announced today that Trump replaced Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, so those are two more potential SNL players to cast. It should be a busy summer for political satire, if nothing else.
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