Matthew Broderick Plays Mike Pompeo In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch
Saturday Night Live mocked vice president Mike Pence in it’s cold open Saturday night.
The show posed Beck Bennet as Pence in discussion with Rudy Giuliani played by Kate McKinnon and Attorney General William Barr played by Aidy Bryan. They discuss how to deal with the nascent impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
“As you know this impeachment farce is growing worse by the day,” Bennett as Pence said.
Later, Attorney General William Barr, who was played by Aidy Bryant, asked Bennett’s Pence where President Trump was. “He has more important things to deal with,” Bennett’s Pence said. “He’s meeting with an alligator breeder about filling the moat at the border.”
McKinnon’s Giuliani is always a twitchy delight, and Bennett is downright frightening as he sips a pewter glass of milk. The highlight of the sketch was Matthew Broderick, known as the voice of Simba in The Lion King and Ferris of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, joined in to play Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The entire cabinet was portrayed as scattered and incompetent. Bennett’s Pence tells Kenan Thompson‘s Ben Carson that he didn’t need to be there because it was not part of his job. To which he replies, “Okay, but I’ve been sitting in my empty office for, like, three years. Does anybody know what my job is supposed to be? Even if somebody could maybe give me my password to my
But Broderick’s Pompeo doesn’t leave without quipping, “Impeachment moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around you might miss it,” echoing Broderick’s most famous character, Ferris Bueller