When Sean Spicer resigned last week, America bid farewell to one of its favorite political caricatures: Melissa McCarthy’s Saturday Night Live interpretation. (Good night, sweet prince.) However, just as Spicer was immediately replaced in the White House, SNL may have already found its next great political guest star.
Cantone has got the look, and he’s got the chops. The only thing standing in the way is the fact that Lorne Michaels historically does not do fan service. When the Twitter hive-mind forcefully selected Rosie O’Donnell to play Steve Bannon earlier this year, and O’Donnell co-signed the movement, their collective dreams were quickly dashed. It’s hard to imagine a similar situation not unfolding here, no matter how great Cantone might be for the role. The cast and writers will have plenty of time to figure out a Scaramucci scheme, though, since the show typically doesn’t start its season until September or October.
Let us know who you’d like to see play Scaramucci on Twitter. Alternately, you can let us know if and why you’re done with the show.
UPDATE: While it was unlikely that Lorne Michaels was ever going to take the request and put Cantone on SNL, it looks like the performer won’t be without a platform to do his Scaramucci impression. According to a recent tweet from the world’s greatest Trump impersonator, Anthony Atamanuik, Cantone will have a guest turn on The President Show as Scaramucci tomorrow night.
— Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) July 26, 2017
SECOND UPDATE: And now we have the clip.