Steve Martin parodies Trump ally Roger Stone on SNL: 'Seven felonies, I can't even count that high!'

'I’m just a poor, helpless old man. I’m 66. I’m almost as old as Sting!'

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 27 January 2019 11:25
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Steve Martin parodies Roger Stone on SNL

Steve Martin made a return to Saturday Night Live to perform his interpretation of Donald Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone.

Last week, Stone was charged with suspicion of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.

“What a fun couple of days,” began Martin as Stone. “I’m loving the ride. Go Nixon!” (The real Stone has been pictured on a number of occasions flashing Richard Nixon’s famous V-shaped hand gesture.)

Stone (Martin) appeared enthused about his predicament and noted all the radio and television appearances he made after being arrested.

“I mean seven felonies — one, two — I can’t even count that high,” he said. “How cool is that?”

Alex Moffat (as Fox News host Tucker Carlson) tried to steer him toward a defence: “Mr. Stone, I think what you’re really trying to say is that you’re a feeble old man, right?”

“Oh yeah, right,” said Martin’s Stone. “The pity thing I want to go to. I’m just a poor, helpless old man. I’m 66. I’m almost as old as Sting.”

“And that’s why it was so awful the way the police raided your home,” encouraged Moffatt’s Carlson.

“Exactly, the whole experience was so harrowing,” replied Martin’s Stone. “And afterwards I could only manage one radio interview! And a speech from the steps of the courthouse. And two appearances on television. It’s horrible!”

He said he started a crowdfunding effort based on a phrase people have been shouting at him: “Hey Roger, go fund yourself.”

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