Kyle Mooney plays Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on “Saturday Night Live.” (NBC via YouTube)
Amazon’s HQ2 search made it all the way to “Saturday Night Live” tonight, with a skit that depicts Jeff Bezos receiving delegates from cities in the company’s top 20 — assisted by Alexa, of course.
So who did NBC’s comedy writers pick as the final four for the Seattle-based online retailing giant’s second headquarters, with 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion at stake?
There’s Boston, with Casey Affleck (played by Alex Moffat) putting in an underwhelming pitch. (“I live in L.A. now … maybe put your office there?”)
Atlanta’s delegation brings Bezos a can of Coke, a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and celebrity chef Paula Deen (played by Aidy Bryant) bearing a dish of her signature three-butter pudding. (“It’s the dish the American Heart Association rated ‘Don’t!’”)
Newark, N.J., is represented by Sen. Cory Booker (Chris Redd), who admits “I know we’re not getting this at all” and storms away with a #TearsOfRage hashtag.
And then there’s Miami, “a diverse group of people, all living in harmony together: Cubans, Jews, gays … lizards, bugs, beans, cocaine!” Their celebrity representative is Pitbull (Mikey Day).
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