Tom Hanks had just taken off his pilot’s uniform, when ‘SNL’ asked him to put it back on and play Sully again for a hilarious sketch with Alec Baldwin. See Alec and Tom poke fun at ‘The Miracle on The Hudson,’ right after the jump.
Tom Hanks, 60, took the role of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger from the big screen to Saturday Night Live on Oct. 22, when he and Alec Baldwin, 58, teamed up for one of the funniest flights ever. Alec, now pretty much a staple at SNL, played Captain Doug Hubbard, someone who Sully was bound to not get along with, as when the real life hero was sitting in the captain’s chair, Doug came in and totally shocked him when he found out he was not in charge this time around. “I think I’m in that seat,” Doug said to which Sully replied, “What’s that? The captain’s chair?” Oh, no.
Sully, obviously, was convinced there had been a giant mistake, so he radioed for confirmation, making it clear they knew just who he wants. “I’m Sully, Miracle on the Hudson!” he told the operators. “You haven’t flown for awhile, you will be assisting today,” they told him. BURN. Sully sucked it up and let Doug take control as the flight took off, but that didn’t in any way stop him from boasting about his accomplishments. “I’ll never forget that day!” he said. “Yeah, hero of the Hudson!” Doug said back. The rest of the sketch consisted of them going back and forth, throwing great one-liners. The best one? “Have you seen Sully?” Sully asked. “Oh, it’s about me.” So, good!
This sketch came on a great night all around for SNL, who busted out amazing performances by Lady Gaga and some great jokes thrown by Leslie Jones at her own expense about her personal information hack over the summer. Knocking it out of the park again, Saturday Night Live!
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