Watch: Saturday Night Live airs mock Mubarak interview

NBC comedian impersonates Egyptian president, who explains: "I'm hiring a new cabinet, made up of fired members of the old cabinet."

January 30, 2011 10:47
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NBC's Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak Saturday Night Live 311. (photo credit: Screenshot)

As the death toll from five days of anti-government fury in Egypt to over 70, NBC satire show Saturday Night Live aired a mock interview with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak, played by Fred Armisen, told "Weekend Update," that the Egyptian people were merely "upset because the internet is down. They can't check their emails and the blogs. It's very frustrating.... I'm beloved. My approval rating is 115%."

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When his interviewer suggested that perhaps he was "missing the signs" that his people were protesting against him, he quipped, "Egyptians are not great with signs. Read the bible. We needed 10 plagues before we let the Israelites go. Ten!"

NBC's Mubarak, however, had a plan. "I'm willing to take the following steps to prove that I'm willing to change. Number 1: I'm firing my cabinet. Two: I'm hiring a new cabinet, made up of fired members of the old cabinet."

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