WASHINGTON–“Saturday Night Live” grappled with real life–President Obama’s surprise win of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday–as cast member Fred Armisen played the president as the luckiest man in the world–who is not George Bush.
Armisen as Obama: “This came without warning, I didn’t even get a call as due to the time difference in Norway, the Nobel people didn’t want to wake me up. I wish they had, I could have said to Hillary Clinton, ‘Hey, remember that 3 a.m. call you were so worried about? It happened. Nobel Peace Prize.’
“Now this prize..is giving annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to world peace. Jimmy Carter won it for decades of trying to find solutions to international conflicts.
“Al Gore won it for his years of educating U.S about climate change.
“Well, I won it for not being George Bush.
“To be perfectly honest, this award was a complete surprise as I have only not been George W. Bush for nine months. But I am deeply honored none the less.”
The skit goes on to have Obama winning a $70 million jackpot in a powerball lottery–with the first lottery ticket he ever bought.