There is so much fodder for comedy in the Trump administration right now that Saturday Night Live couldn’t even wait for its new season to get in on the joke. On Thursday, NBC aired its first of three primetime specials, Weekend Update: Summer Edition, to catch up on everything the show has missed during this very hectic summer. Hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost wasted no time in getting to SNL’s biggest missed opportunity of all, wondering: “How did we at SNL miss Anthony Scaramucci? He was like Christmas in July. Actually, he was like Chanukkah in July, because he was around for about a week, and it’s a miracle he lasted that long.”
However, The Mooch didn’t stay down for long, with former SNL cast member Bill Hader “calling in” to the show as Scaramucci to tell his side of the story to Jost.
“I heard you two nutless, liberal asswipes mentioned my name, and when I hear my name three times, I appear like a goombah Beetlejuice,” said Hader-as-Mooch, before elaborating on some of those controversial New Yorker comments. Despite how quickly he rose and fell, Hader’s Scaramucci has no regrets. “All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child, and ruin my entire reputation," he said. "All to be the king of Idiot Mountain for 11 days.”