It's the 1970's all over again, when "Saturday Night Live" was in its glorious prime. These days, people are once again clamoring for an appearance on the show -- and with good reason -- all thanks to the Trump administration and the brilliant performance of Melissa McCarthy as press secretary Sean Spicer, and Alec Baldwin as The Donald himself. #Rosie O'Donnell recently announced a willingness to take on the role of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Clearly, her new Twitter photo shows she is ready to be cast. Now, #christine baranski is letting it be known that she would be delighted to play newly-installed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
"The Good Wife" actress jokingly made her case by pointing out that she and DeVos even share the same type of strong jaw line. She also believes the "#SNL" sketches have been unbelievable during and after the election. Baranski is also recognized for her role on "The Big Bang Theory" as Leonard Hofstadter's severely serious, emotionally void mom, Beverly. Perhaps there is no one who can deadpan DeVos better than Christine Baranski.
A-list reinforcements could only enhance the show
Sure, the show's cast is more than capable of handling their parts. You have to love Beck Bennett as a shirtless Putin. But with news of having a female portray Sean Spicer causing the president such displeasure, fans of the show have gotten creative with suggestions as to which female celebrity could play what character. There has been a suggestion that "SNL" alum Rachel Dratch return to impersonate Reince Preibus with a little side dish of her Debbie Downer character.
Janeane Garofalo, another former cast member, was also mentioned to play former Goldman-Sachs exec (now Treasury Secretary) Steven Mnuchin. Someone else came up with the idea of inviting openly gay Ellen DeGeneres as anti-LGBT Vice-President Mike Pence. The similar, like-colored haircuts are striking. For the creme de la creme, Betty White's name was dropped to play Jeff Sessions. One person noted that if the lovable Betty White was maligned by Sessions for her performance, it would prove that he hated everything.
Live from New York, who will it be tonight?
After Melissa McCarthy's surprise visit on the set of "SNL," viewers are likely to cue up the DVR and press record no matter who the hosts or musical guests are. The sketch comedy show is on a roll, and Americans are rolling over with laughter.