‘SNL’ Mocks Lance Armstrong
‘SNL’ Mocks Lance Armstrong – Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o and Jodie Foster served as easy targets during this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Jennifer Lawrence reprising her “Hunger Games” role and mocking her Oscar rivals.
The cold open featured a dream-team episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight” – full of celebs who’ve said too much, haven’t said enough, or kept us wondering about what they said. Reported nypost.com…
Lance Armstrong (impersonated by by Jason Sudeikis), used Morgan’s show to apologize to “all the people who couldn’t find the OWN Network on their televisions,” poking fun at Armstrong’s interview special with Oprah Winfrey in which he admitted to doping.
Paralleling the interview, the segment showed Armstrong using a series of short answers (and non-answers) to address his misdeeds.
“Is it cheating? Maybe,” ‘Armstrong’ said. “Am I sorry-ish? Yes. P.S. – no.”
Next up was Te’o, the Notre Dame football player whose ‘dead’ internet girlfriend Lennay Kekua was exposed to be a hoax.
SNL’s Manti (Bobby Moynahan) stared at the camera slack-jawed, trying to comprehend how Lennay would take the news that she isn’t real.
“A couple months ago she called me up on the phone, and she was like, ‘Hey, I have bad news, I’m dead.’ And I said ‘Oh no! Do you need a ride to the funeral?’ But she said, ‘No, it’s OK. My body is being shot out into outer space, so you don’t need to show up or ask any questions about it.’”
And then there was Foster, fresh off her frenetic un-reveal at the Golden Globes – a coming-out speech that didn’t specifically say anything, but said so much about celebrity and privacy and stardom and today’s camera-ready world.
“I’m 50, and I can stretch, and I can kick, and I can stretch, and I’m 50,” Foster (Kate McKinnon) said – just as the real Foster said at the Globes – mimicking Sally O’Malley, the sweat suit-clad character created by longtime SNL cast member Molly Shannon.