Comedy fans were surely disappointed that the strange and short tenure of Anthony Scaramucci occurred in the SNL off-season, but thankfully Saturday Night Live Weekend Update managed to deliver. In the first episode of the summer series, SNL legend Bill Hader popped in to give the Mooch the treatment he deserved.
Showing up during a FaceTime call like a “Goombah Beetlejuice,” Hader’s Mooch manages to distill the utter weirdness of the real life wacko while still upping the ante, declaring “Everybody loves the Mooch. I’m like human cocaine. You got a little bump of me, I made you feel excited, but I was out of your system too quick. 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!”
Also, in one succinct statement, Weekend Update managed to highlight the hilarious tragedy of Scaramucci’s cautionary tale:
“The Mooch has no regrets, baby! All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child and ruin my entire reputation, all to be king of idiot mountain for 11 days.”
There were some who questioned whether or not Weekend Update needed it’s own series, but this one cameo justified the show’s entire existence.