Dr. Evil Hijacks 'Saturday Night Live' to Berate North Korea & Sony
by Ethan Anderton
December 21, 2014
With the headlines being dominated this week by the hacking of Sony Pictures leading to terrorist threats by the group calling themselves Guardians of the Peace, which resulted in the studio canceling the theatrical release of The Interview, after major movie theaters chains declined to show the film on Christmas Day, it was pretty much a no-brainer that "Saturday Night Live" would have something to do with the subject matter in their last show of 2014. But we certainly didn't expect this. Legendary madman Dr. Evil, the arch nemesis of Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, hijacked the late night sketch show last night to berate both North Korea and Sony Pictures for all the headline-making events. Watch below!
Here's Mike Myers as Dr. Evil on "Saturday Night Live" from last night (via Hulu):
This was a really fun way to address this ongoing situation, and I'm even more glad that they let it begin the show instead of just having Dr. Evil (based on "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels) come out during the Weekend Update segment. Of course, it's a little unfair to blast only Sony Pictures for this debacle since the movie theater chains started down this road of bad decisions first. Plus, there's the fact that George Clooney tried to rally support for Sony to make sure the film still got released, but no one had the courage to sign the petition he wrote. Anyway, Sony is still in the midst of exploring future release options, so stay tuned.