Tom Hanks on 'SNL'Accidental F-bomb dropper, Tom Hanks, made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, where he played a prominent member of politics, a famous celebrity a random guy from Long Island who isn't sure who he's voting for. If you saw the debate on Tuesday, surely you remember the white-haired man in the audience, who asked the final question, mumbling something about a brain trust and Libya. Yeah, that's who Hanks played. And although it's slightly snarky that the focus of the SNL cold open was the residents of Long Island -- and their distinct accents -- as opposed to the candidates themselves, it's pretty damn hilarious. Especially Hanks' cameo. Check it out.
Could you imagine sitting there, watching Saturday Night Live, and all of a sudden seeing that you're the person being spoofed? By Tom Hanks, no less? Sure, the whole thing pokes fun at the guy, but how many people get to say they had Tom Hanks play them? Definitely an eternal bragging right. And definitely something to be expected during election season.
Also, worth noting -- no major "binders full of women" skit, thanks to the Internet. You knew there wouldn't be, as that phrase has now been done-to-death online. Wonder what SNL would have thought of had it not been?
Ah, regardless, funny cold open, funny Tom Hanks. And, man, does Jay Pharoah have Obama's voice down.
What do you think of the Long Island residents being spoofed?
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