With Donald Trump in the White House and the last three weeks of political ridiculousness as an indication of the next four years,
Saturday Night Live is going to need to fill its own Cabinet positions soon. Thankfully, Hollywood's commitment to the Trump resistance means the show could snag some high-profile and seriously talented actors for all these roles. The SNL Trump Cabinet dream cast is more qualified for this job than Trump's actual nominees are for theirs.
Some of the major roles have already been masterfully filled, most notably Alex Baldwin as Trump, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, and Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway. However, the show has mined just a fraction of the humor possible from
the least experienced presidential Cabinet in history. That's understandable, of course, since the Cabinet is still filing out, but it's fun to think how much better the show can get over the next four years. Though it might be quite some time before the show finds a real use for some of the less visible Cabinet members such as Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, it's still good to pick out the right actors now and have them on hand. Even if some of these choices don't make it onto the show, this SNL dream Cabinet cast is an exciting glimpse into the future possibilities for the show. Rex Tillerson — Barry Bostwick Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Steve Mnuchin — Emma Stone Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
I'm not sure why, but I see it. I just see it.
James Mattis — Bill Murray Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
Murray is an
SNL legend who's welcome on the show pretty much whenever, and it would be hilarious to watch him take on the "Mad Dog" persona. Jeff Sessions — Leslie Jordan
All credit to Twitter user @nycjayjay on this one, because it's simply too perfect to pass up.
Rick Perry — Jon Hamm Leon Bennett/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images
You've seen him play dumb on
30 Rock and seen him play a jerk in Bridesmaids, so he's ready Ben Carson — Kerry Washington Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Elaine Chao — Lucy Liu Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Like Chao, Liu is Taiwanese American — with so little representation in Trump's Cabinet, it's important to give credit where credit is due. Liu's also proven herself to be a talented comedic actor who could make something great out of the material.
Mitch McConnell —
McConnell's technically not in Trump's Cabinet of course, but a dinner party with McConnell, Chao, and the Trumps sounds like a ready made
SNL skit. Tom Price — Tim Gunn Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Gunn isn't exactly an actor, but he's hilarious and the resemblance is uncanny.
Nikki Haley — Mindy Kaling Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Kaling and Haley are both Indian American, and Kaling is one of the funniest actors in the game right now. It's a perfect match.
Betsy Devos — Christine Baranski
She's already offered to take the role, and she's one of the funniest ladies on television.
Ryan Zinke — Kristen Wiig Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
The Huffington Post called on Wiig to play Jared Kushner, but the role wouldn't make sufficient use of her mastery of physical transformations. Also, she would look incredible with Zinke's bushy eyebrows.
Steve Bannon — Seth Rogen Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Ivanka Trump — Chelsea Handler Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Jared Kushner — Sarah Silverman Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Reince Preibus — Rachel Dratch Brad Barket/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
HuffPo called this one too, and it couldn't be more right. Dratch can mark her glorious return to
SNL with the role of a lifetime. Andrew Puzder — Patrick Dempsey Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
At some point, there
has to be a sketch about the billionaire Cabinet members vs. the non-billionaire Cabinet members, at which point Puzder will be an essential character. Put Dempsey in a bald cap (which would be objectively hilarious anyway) and he's ready to go. John Kelly — Molly Shannon Cindy Ord/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Shannon and Kelly actually bear a strong resemblance to one another, and former cast members are always fun to have back on the show.
Michael Flynn — Mandy Moore Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Moore is one of the biggest names in TV right now, and NBC can do some sweet cross-promotion for their hit
This Is Us. Scott Pruitt — Timothy Olyphant Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Olyphant is having a moment with his new Netflix show
Santa Clarita Diet, so it could be part of a hosting gig. Mike Pompeo — John Michael Higgins Jason Kempin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Higgins is a hilarious actor whose parts in
Pitch Perfect and Yes Man prove his perfection for the role, plus he has a relationship with NBC from his role in the short lived Linda McMahon — Jane Fonda Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Fonda is a dedicated Trump resister, and she'd probably jump at the chance to roast his Cabinet members.
Wilbur Ross — Sally Field Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Sonny Perdue — John Goodman Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Goodman is another
SNL legend who appears on the show with semi-frequency, so he'd be a great addition to the rotating cast of Cabinet characters.