One of my favorite creative processes that happen during political unrest is when comedy writers revisit and repurpose iconic characters of the past for present day hilarity.
And so it was last night when Mike Myers’ “Dr. Evil” made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show for an interview with Jimmy Fallon as the latest Trumper to be fired.
Even Fallon was taken aback by the discovery Evil had been in the White House.
Fallon: “I’ve got to say, I had no idea that you were part of the Trump administration. What exactly did you do there?”
Evil: “Well naturally, I was going to be secretary of evil. But Steve Bannon got that job,” Said Dr. Evil, bringing his pinky to his mouth for punctuation.
Evil admitted he was more of an “ideas man” taking credit for the border wall. “It was all me. But I wanted it to be a moat with spiky blowfish.”
According to Evil, his relationships in the White House were hit and miss.
“I got along swimmingly with Ben Carson. We were both evil doctors who didn’t know why we were there.”
Regarding Don Jr.: “That guy’s creepy AF. He looks like he’s missing a facial feature, you just don’t know which one.”
Great stuff. And great to see the evil Dr. Evil again 🙂