Saturday Night Live: Matthew Broderick plays Mike Pompeo in cold open

SNLWe know that Saturday Night Live loves to bring on some big-name celebrities for political figures — with that in mind, we can’t be shocked to see Matthew Broderick tonight. So who did he star as? Think along the lines of none other than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

What we saw with Broderick as Pompeo was that clearly, the producers really wanted to present a spin on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in whatever way that they can. Pompeo did his best in order to avoid appearing in front of Congress, and also did everything that he could to avoid speaking out in public. This was a fun little spoof, but at the same time not something that was altogether new or inspired.

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The problem that SNL routinely faces here is that, of course, they have to find a way to spoof some of the well-known people who are out there in the world. That’s especially the case when you think about politicians. We just wish that sometimes, there was a slightly more creative angle taken with it. You can say something about the political world without going for a straight-up impersonation. A part of the issue is that there’s just not a lot of unpredictable comedy with Mike Pence, who was at the center of the sketch alongside Broderick. Are there any Mike Pence jokes that the world hasn’t heard before in some shape or form?

The one last thing that we’ll say when it comes to Broderick as Pompeo is this — is it possible that most of the country even knows what Pompeo sounds like? That’s what we were thinking about for most of this.

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