“Saturday Night Live” brought back its Al Sharpton routine, this time as the MSNBC host tried to puzzle his way through the “Uhrs” (that’s IRS) scandal.
“Republicans are mad because the Tea Party has been targeted by the ‘Uhrs’ — excuse me, the IRS,” introduced “Sharpton,” played by Keenan Thompson. “What they fail to realize is that this has been happening to us for 50 years.”
Moving on to Republican “conspiracy the-o-ryes” (theories) about the situation, Shaprton brought in Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, played by Jason Sudeikis, to explain what was going on.
“Once again, Republicans are taking a real problem and attaching unreal political motives,” Milbank said
But Sharpton didn’t trust Milbank’s analysis — because he’s a man whose name is “Dana.”
“I’m going to call you Dan. A.,” Sharpton said.
Sharpton went on to show a clip of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — that was really actor Matthew McConaughey. Sharpton wondered why all Republicans can’t be as laid back as “Senate Minority Leader Matthew McConnell.”
Milbank pointed out that the Tea Party does actually have a case, because there is evidence that the IRS was excessive. Sharpton pointed out that he’s had his own run-ins with the IRS.
“I’ll tell you about excessive, I owed the IRS $2.6 million dollars — due to all my mail being accidentally forwarded to Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem,” he said. “Don’t worry, I took care of it — they ain’t going to Wesley Snipes me!”
Sharpton then interviewed a Tea Party activist, dressed in colonial garb. Sharpton couldn’t understand his clothing, and asked if the man made horseshoes.
To close, Sharpton shared this nonsensical pearl of wisdom: “Like my grandmother always said, if there’s a frog in a bucket, someboy’s having waffles on Sunday.”
Watch below via NBC: