The 'SNL' 'Birdman' Parody Allows Rudy Giuliani To Relive His Glorified Past
The Oscars may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean SNL can't have some fun with the nominated films, right? During Saturday Night Live 's cold open, Rudy Giuliani (aka Taran Killam) was talking to Gretchen Carlson (Vanessa Bayer) about recent comments he has made regarding President Obama. During a commercial break, the SNL Giuliani went full inner-monologue, a la Birdman, which allowed the former Mayor of New York to relive his glory days just like Michael Keaton in the Oscar winning film.
After leaving the set, Giuliani walked through the studio fighting against his internal voice asking questions like "How did we get here?" It was pretty spot on to Birdman's Keaton, who was nominated for an Oscar in the film. The best part of the entire joke is Giuliani has kind of become the real life Birdman. As Huff Post says, "What Happened to Rudy Giuliani?" He was once a big deal, he almost became president for like two-seconds. Now, he's "What Happened to Rudy Giuliani."
SNL host, Dakota Johnson, played the role of his daughter, aka Emma Stone in the film. She called him out for not being on Twitter, and saying no one cares what he has to say, a scene directly from Birdman. Giuliani then returned to his interview, which was then interrupted by the fire alarm, allowing Giuliani to take charge and feel like the hero he once (maybe) was.