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Dr. Evil Takes Over 'Saturday Night Live,' Bashes North Korea and Sony Pictures

Dr. Evil Takes Over 'Saturday Night Live,' Bashes North Korea and Sony Pictures

Dr. Evil, played by Mike Myers, interrupts the opening segment for "Saturday Night Live" Saturday, December 20, 2014. | (Screengrab/Youtube/Saturday Night Live)

Mike Myers' infamous villain persona took over the set of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, interrupting the opening sketch to bring a message to North Korea and Sony Pictures.

Dr. Evil, the antagonist of the Mike Myers' comedic film franchise "Austin Powers," interrupted the opening sketch of "A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith."

After receiving a strong ovation from the live studio audience, Myers as Dr. Evil expressed his protestations against all the parties involved in the recent decision by Sony to pull the film "The Interview" from various theaters over a hacker threat.

"I'm furious that North Korea and Sony Pictures have both given evil organizations a bad name," stated Dr. Evil, who proceeded to put his fake cat away. "It's just so pathetic to see you two fight over a silly comedy. It's like watching two bald men fight over a comb. Who cares?"

Myers continued his satirical rant against both North Korea and Sony, saying the former is one "of the most evil countries in the world" yet their act of terror was to "kill a movie."

"It's easy to kill a movie; just move it to January," reasoned Myers, who then said that Sony hasn't had a big hit since "the Walkman."

Last week, Sony announced their plans to drop the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview" following hacker threats against the company.

Starring Rogen and James Franco, the film was about a pair of interviewers who were tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.

A group of hackers who called themselves "The Guardians of Peace" threatened a Sept. 11-style cyberterrorist attack if theaters ran the film.

At his final scheduled press conference for the year, President Barack Obama referred to Sony's decision as a "mistake."

"Sony is a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced," stated Obama. "Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake."

During the opening SNL sketch, Myers also poked fun at himself, with the Dr. Evil character giving advice on how to truly threaten a movie theater.

"If you really want to put a bomb in a theater, do what I did: put in the 'Love Guru,'" said Myers, in reference to his major box office failure released in 2008.


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