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John Goodman makes a surprise appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Watch: ‘Saturday Night Live’ opening segment

John Goodman joined the “Saturday Night Live” cast for a guest shot, playing Rex Tillerson on this week’s episode.

The show’s cold open also featured Kate McKinnon playing the role of Jeff Sessions and guest host Bill Hader playing the role of Anthony Scaramucci. Alex Moffat’s Anderson Cooper queried them all.

McKinnon’s Sessions made the pitch to stay on the job as attorney general. “If I get fired, [Trump is] going to launch Robert Mueller right into space!”

Added Goodman’s Tillerson: “It feels good to say what I want. Call Jurassic Park because the Rexy is loose!”

You can view the segment above.


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