New SNL cast member Jon Rudnitsky wanted to make a quick impression. But not like this. On Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, silver fox Anderson Cooper admitted that he didn’t appreciate Rudnitsky’s impression of him during the cold open, saying, “I’m not easily offended, but I didn’t think it was a very good… Seth Meyers did a spoof of me years ago that was really funny.”
“I’m all for being spoofed,” he continued. “I thought it was a little oddly, you know it was like the only thing he knew about me was that I’m gay, so he went with it.” (Via)
Forever-teen idol Molly Ringwald, who was also on Andy Cohen’s tipsy talk show, countered, “I didn’t read it that way. I just thought he was playing it very stoic.” To which Cooper replied, “No, no. I got a little Truman Capote vibe. I thought it was a little snide.” He and Rudnitsky are the anti-Bernie Sanders and Larry David. Cooper was actually asked to appear as himself in the episode, but he and Cohen were preoccupied with their “AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” tour.
Should’ve gone with Billy Corgan.