You know you’ve made headlines when SNL parodies you. The famous show pokes fun at MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
With all the controversy surrounding MyPillow and Mike Lindell, voter fraud allegations, and Twitter bans, there’s a lot of comic fodder. It was only a matter of time before Saturday Night Live created a segment about all of it. The sketch comedy team did just that on Saturday night when they hosted a fake interview with “Lindell” (played by Beck Bennett). During the interview, on the show’s “Weekend Update,” Lindell is “all over the place.”
He begins by describing himself as “just a normal American ex-crack addict, turned pillow CEO and advisor to the former president.” When asked about meeting with former president Donald Trump with notes on martial law, Lindell both denies and confirms by saying “Oh no, no, that was just a standard pillow meeting. I just suggested that the military overthrow the government.”
He then reveals that he’s getting all of his information from his pillow. “What’s that?” he says holding the pillow to his ear. “My pillow says Dominion overran the voting machine algorithms!” he says with a gasp.
The Lindell spoof then reads a passage from his book and fervently advertises for his pillow again before yelling “Jane Krakowski is obsessed with me!”
MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Isn’t The Only Celebrity To Be Parodied On SNL
From the facial expressions to the mannerisms, to the voice, Beck Bennett’s impression of the MyPillow CEO is spot on. However, Bennet isn’t the only SNL cast member to accurately parody a celebrity. Here are a few more famous segments from SNL history.
Comedian Tina Fey’s impression of Sarah Palin
Fey impersonated the former governor of Alaska and the Republican nominee for Vice President in 2008. Her famous line, “And I can see Russia from my house,” will go down in SNL history. Not only did Fey portray Palin in the skit but she also wrote the majority of the jokes in the scene.
Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber
McKinnon pokes fun at Bieber’s Calvin Klein underwear commercials. McKinnon’s impression has us catching “Bieber fever.”
Ana Gasteyer as Martha Stewart
It’s difficult to believe that we’re not actually watching Martha Stewart during this sketch. Gasteyer as Stewart celebrates St. Patrick’s day by showing viewers “some innovative ways to class up this unbelievably trashy holiday.”
In conclusion, Mike Lindell and MyPillow can now join the ranks of celebrities and controversies who have been parodied on Saturday Night Live. Congrats, Lindell, it’s kind of an honor.