We all knew it was coming so when it came to Rob Ford, Saturday Night Live didn’t disappoint.
Was it going to be in the cold-open, the monologue or Weekend Update and more importantly, who would play Rob Ford? Â Well, fans of comedy didn’t have to wait long, as Bobby MoynihanÂ stepped into the big shoes (and suit) of Toronto’s controversial Mayor, with Taran Killam playing the part of a CBC reporter. Â (He’s married to Canadian Cobie Smulders, don’t you know?)
After a week of late night hosts having their way with the mayor, Expectations were high for the sketch, pun intended, and I think it came through. Â With so much of Toronto City Hall funnier than anything that any SNL writer could come up with, I liked their lampooning of the constant press conferences. Â My only disappointment? Â Katie Simpson didn’t get a cameo.
â€” Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) November 15, 2013
Great job, SNL. Looks like Toronto-born Lorne Michaels still has some Canadian left in him after all.