Leave it to Saturday Night Live to find the hilarious silver lining in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Bloomberg’s ASL interpretor Lydia Callis — played here by Cecily Strong — became an overnight Internet celebrity because of her exaggerated expressions and dramatic gestures. She stole the show from Bloomberg and we’d even say Sandy herself, so SNL took no pause in having Callis bring some “pizzazz” to its opening skit.
New Jersey even got a shout out when Gov. Chris Christie (Bobby Moynihan) gets to make an announcement with his very own Guidette-inspired interpreter. And Christie admits, he loves Obama but he’ll vote for Romney to be a good team player.
But of course, SNL couldn’t ignore Bloomberg’s impeccable (read: horrid) Spanish accent. At least he keeps trying, right? But Bloomberg definitely really gets white people.
“In the following days the white people of New York will be irritable and moody,” Bloomberg (Fred Armisen) says. “They have no Internet. Do not have Facebook…they cannot watch ‘Homeland.'”
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