Saturday Night Live is thriving in the Donald Trump era. This is no surprise, given the abundance of mock-worthy material the administration offers up on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, the writers at SNL don’t seem to understand that there are certain situations and individuals that cannot be mocked because they occupy a space just outside reality; they are themselves a mockery.
From The Daily Wire
For every inspired satire (Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer), there are characters that just need to be left alone.
This week, Bill Hader appeared on Weekend Update: Summer Edition as Anthony Scaramucci … and it was rough. The Mooch is a living caricature; there is nothing SNL could have done that would top what the man himself already said and did.
Even with the help of the always-brilliant Bill Hader, the writers at SNL simply couldn’t pull this one off. It was shockingly unfunny.