Bill Hader Returned to 'SNL Weekend Update' to Play The Mooch

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Anthony Scaramucci might be gone from the White House, but his spirit lives on in Studio 8H. Last night, during NBC's premiere of Weekend Update: Summer Edition -- an extended version of Saturday Night Live's satirical news segment that, yeah, airs on three more Thursdaysi.e., not the weekend? -- the former communications director (Bill Hader) interrupted a story about a poor raccoon via FaceTime to set the record straight on a certain controversy.

"I was completely misquoted," said a boisterous Hader, referring to the shocking New Yorker story that precipitated Scaramucci's swift ouster. "I didn't say that Bannon tried to 'S' his own 'C'; he did it! He made contact! I saw it! Tongue to tip! Next question."

Update co-host Michael Che admitted, "We did hope that you'd stick around a little bit longer." Probably for fodder. And, probably, Che's not alone.

Many comedians had been quick to get their Mooch punches in while the news was fresh -- most notably Mario Cantone, who debuted a pitch-perfect and impeccably timed impression on The President Show at the end of July. (For what it's worth: "[Mario will] have a home here in a variety of ways," Anthony Atamanuik told us during an interview about his Comedy Central series. "He'll always have a home at this show, and when we can come up with other things for him to do, he's always welcome here. He's a legendary talent.") Though Update's take was a little late, it wasn't unappreciated. 

Hader's impression came as one of the main highlights in the spin-off's predictable, but strong, maiden voyage. Others included Eric and Donald Trump Jr.'s summer, Kenan Thompson's LaVar Ball, and Leslie Jones' thoughts on beach bodies.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald is a staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment. Find him on Twitter: @srkfitzgerald.