“Saturday Night Live” fans mourned the resignation Sean Spicer and, by extension, the loss of Melissa McCarthy’s now-iconic impersonations of the White House press secretary.
Grief set in.
But then the comedy gods offered up Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director.
The nickname, “Mooch.” The blow-dried hair. The gold jewelry. The expensive suits. The Trump-like hand gestures and swagger. The potty mouth. (Hey, we read “The New Yorker.”)
The one-liners that fall out faster than jackpot coins.
“The fish stinks from the head down.”
“What I want to do is I want to f***ing kill all the leakers.”
He loves, loves, loves his new boss and blows air kisses.
Now “SNL” fans can’t wait to see who will play him (assuming he’s still in the job when the show comes back in the fall).
The wishing game has begun.
Comedian and actor Mario Cantone, who “Sex and the City” fans recognize as Charlotte’s gay BFF Anthony Marentino, raised his hand first.
He debuted, to overwhelmingly positive reviews, as Scaramucci Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The President Show.”
“If you want to interpret that as an ‘SNL’ audition, he nailed it — which should be no surprise, since Cantone was basically born to mock Scaramucci,” declared Vanity Fair.
Cantone told the magazine on Friday: “I know this guy. You know? I have cousins. He’s very familiar to me.”
(Warning, the language got a little graphic.)
Other possible candidates for the Scaramucci role come from the “SNL” family itself. Fans have suggested Bill Hader and Chris Kattan.
Or maybe Ben Stiller?
Whoopi Goldberg sees Rob Lowe as the Mooch. (Lowe is too pretty, in Stargazing’s opinion.)
Anyone like Andrew Dice Clay for the role?
Stargazing nominates Bobby Cannavale, who played record company president Richie Finestra in the HBO series “Vinyl” last year
One pie-in-the-sky idea is to continue the woman-playing-a-man shtick and maybe bring McCarthy back as Scaramucci.
There’s one other comedic woman out there who already has the dark hair, the swagger and the salty tongue the role requires. She lacks love of POTUS, though.
Like that would stop Rosie O’Donnell from mocking the Mooch.