Mike Myers returns as Dr. Evil on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and mocks the controversial Sony cyberattack. Read on for more details.
“Why pick on Sony? They haven’t had a hit since the Walkman,” asked Mike Myers who was portraying his role as Dr. Evil (which first appeared in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” in 1997) in a segment on “Saturday Night Live,” which aired on Dec. 20, 2014.
Myers is a "Saturday Night Live" alum. He joined the cast in 1975, but his recent appearance as Dr. Evil definitely proves he still has not lost that funny side in him.
Myers’ character, Dr. Evil, surprised everyone who was watching "SNL" as he interrupted the show’s opening segment on what you might have thought was a technical failure on your cable or television. Dr. Evil comes into focus shortly after and says, “Hello, I’m Dr. Evil. I preempted this program because I’m furious that North Korea and Sony Pictures have both given evil organizations a bad name.”
He continues to mock the issue by saying, “It’s just so pathetic to see you two fight over a silly comedy” and compared the issue with two bald men fighting over a comb. The actor then told North Korea and Sony to get their trapper keeper because he’s going to take them to school.
Dr. Evil then proceeds with his lecture on North Korea by saying, “You’re one of the most evil countries of the world and your act of war is to kill a movie? It’s easy to kill a movie – just move it to January,” which caused the audience to break out in laughter and applause.
“Let me put it this way, Kim’s not with it, he still watches laser discs,” Dr. Evil continued.
Dr. Evil also expressed disappointment over the hackers’ choice of name: “Hello, way to go A-holes, there’s already a GOP and they’re already an evil organization.”
Dr. Evil also took on Sony’s choice to have James Franco assassinate Kim Jong-un in the movie, saying: “The man single-handedly almost killed the Oscars.” He then ended his lecture by cracking a joke about his 2006 comedy flop: “If you really want to put a bomb in theaters, do what I did – put in ‘The Love Guru.’”
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