Last night SNL opened the show with a skit that took on two admittedly easy targets, Toronto’s crack smoking and hard drinking Mayor, Rob Ford and 60 Minutes which may have permanently damaged its reputation by airing a Benghazi segment which was based entirely on the fabricated account of Dylan Davies. They nailed it in true SNL fashion.
Bobby Moynihan’s portrayal of the biggest embarrassment the city of Toronto has ever known was hilarious, of course it helps when you can play the part of a man who is, in his own right, a buffoon who cannot open his mouth without making a fool of himself.
Asked by the ‘interviewer’ what he had to say to the voters after this past week of embarrassing revelations and foul mouthed press conferences, Moynihan/Ford replied, “Oo, just that I goofed up, eh?” A response one could easily imagine being made by the unapologetic Ford, who has even been told by the Ford Motor Company to cease using their logo in his promotional material.
Asked if he is worried about his public image he says, “My public image is suffering because I don’t have any good photos. So every time I’m in the news, you know they show one where I’m all sweaty or red faced or my neck is missing.”
The interviewer says, “Mr. Mayor I don’t think it’s just the pictures, you’ve also been caught on tape using lewd inappropriate language with the press.”
The mayor admits that this is true but says that he did hold a press conference to apologize for that — and another to apologize for the press conference to apologize and after that — finally he decides that, “I should stop doing press conferences.”
When told that there is no reason for the people of Toronto to believe anything he says, he responds, “Well then I’m going to go on a show where people do believe me and will believe anything I say.”
The interviewer asks what show would possibly believe him at this point — cut to the ticking stop watch and 60 Minutes logo. The jab that follows must have been felt by Lara Logan wherever she was and whether she was watching or not, much like a needle being poked into a voodoo doll.
Too much description beforehand would only ruin the joy of watching the video below so — “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night.”