Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Bill Murray Lampoons Steve Bannon in Hilarious SNL Cold Open

Cast member Leslie Jones played Oprah in both cold open and Weekend Update Bill Murray makes surprise 'SNL' appearance as Steve Bannon
Melinda Barton | 14 January, 2018, 16:31

This week's broadcast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" cold open parodied MSNBC's "Morning Joe", mocking the relationship between hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski.

Armisen played the author as flippant about the truth of the tales in his sensational new book about the Trump White House.

Bill Murray as Steve Bannon meets Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump.

But the returning SNL alum Armisen was promptly upstaged by another, when Bill Murray showed up to play Steve Bannon.

But now that Bannon isn't just out of the White House but deeply on the outs with the people who made him famous, Saturday Night Live's writers aren't likely to bring him back into the action any time soon.

"I'm...coming out with a new line of wrinkled barn jackets called Frumpers for Guys", Murray's Bannon said.

He reminded viewers that he still posed a threat as a political meddler.

Camera IconSteve Bannon in 2017. "Steve Bannon, the Bannon Cannon - magic!"

Speaking slowly, Murray's Bannon referred to himself as a "kingmaker".

"I never said Don Jr., was treasonous, and I certainly never said he'd crack like an egg on TV", Murray's Bannon chastised Armisen's Wolff, before admitting, "Ok, that does sound like me, thank you, good reporting". "Already auditioning candidates, got some prospects".

The skit ended on a high note with an appearance from Leslie Jones as Oprah Winfrey, whose rousing Golden Globes speech set off speculation that she might run for president in 2020. When asked about her own potential candidacy, she said, "I am a celebrity, so I'm qualified, but I am different from Donald Trump because I'm actually a billionaire".