Where did that "Oh boy, oh boy!" line come from? We first saw it in the truck scene, and it's since become a recurring joke.
Atamanuik: It was made up on the spot. When I was sitting on that stoop, I was actually resting as myself -- half in me, half in him -- getting B-roll. The cameras were on because we were gonna do a closing statement, where I sat on the stoop and said how bummed out I was that I couldn't get into my apartment. But when the truck honked, in my head, I went, Oh, this is great! I'm already someone that goes, Oh, boy, this is great! But I knew I had to speak in his voice because I didn't want us to retake it -- we only had one shot, because the truck naturally was just honking as it came down the street. So I warmed into it, and I knew that Trump would repeat the phrase a bunch. There's something very Jack Benny, George Burns about him, like a foolish character from the end of the vaudeville era. There's something almost tramp-esque, Lou Costello about him too. He's a tubby joke. That's the era he's sort of from, so I try to play him like that, very 20th century.
Has he contacted you or come after you for any of this yet?
Atamanuik: No, but I met Roger Stone at Politicon, who was one of his advisers early on. Stone basically intimated that maybe Trump had seen [my impression], but he said -- and I don't know if this is a good thing or not -- something along the lines of, "Your presence is his presence when you do the impression." And I was like, Oh, God, that is frightening. That's the closest I've gotten to Trump's orbit, but nobody's reached out. And I'm fine with that. I'm not looking for attention from the President. It's not as if when Trump acknowledges it, I'll be like, Oh, wow! We really did something! I don't want Trump to pat my head -- and, by the way, Jimmy Fallon already did the reverse of that; look how that worked. I'm just looking to do my job.