Was Alec Baldwin’s appearance on SNL as an American Airlines pilot a good move?

By | December 12, 2011 at 11:28 am | 11 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Last Wednesday, 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin was ejected from an American Airlines flight after he refused to shut down his phone and proceeded to throw a bit of a hissy fit. It delayed the flight’s take off but perhaps more importantly, it reminded us all that although he’s easy to like, Baldwin has a storied history of losing his cool. You no doubt remember the voice mail to his daughter that was leaked years ago, wherein he calls her a “rude thoughtless pig” and he’s had some altercations with photographers– and we think he ate a live baby once. The point is, he’s a hot head.

So, in an effort to diffuse this most recent faux pas, Baldwin appeared as a surprise guest on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” alongside Seth Meyers. Baldwin portrayed the pilot of his flight. Check it out below.

So, the question is: Was this the right course of action to take? Baldwin had already apologized for delaying the flight last week on Huffington Post. Should he have left it at that? Should Baldwin have been a little more self-deprecating during the bit? Sound off in the comments section!

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  • http://twitter.com/cottagecomedy Cottage Comedy Fest

    The voice mail mentioned in the article was that not to his wife (article says his daughter)?

  • Hunter

    I think it was perfectly handled. He was self deprecating in that he was obviously Alec Baldwin being a dick. The fact that Seth was playing the straight man helped as well. I honestly think you’re just poking the bear.

  • http://twitter.com/ekimnamwen mike n

    Fuck Alec Baldwin and the rest of the pompous Hollywood elitists. Why is he using a southern accent? Is he saying every normal person not in Hollywood is a stupid redneck? Of course he is, that’s how everyone in Hollywood thinks.

    It would’ve helped if this was funny. I can’t believe professionals got paid to write this. I really can’t believe people give a shit about Alec Baldwin. He’s a dingleberry and should be treated as such.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617459752 Josh Homer

      I think you missed the point of this sketch. Baldwin is making fun of himself more than anything. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617459752 Josh Homer

      I think you missed the point of this sketch. Baldwin is making fun of himself more than anything. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617459752 Josh Homer

      I think you missed the point of this sketch. Baldwin is making fun of himself more than anything. 

    • Joxmacd

      #kneejerk #generalizations #hypocritical 

    • Gharry

      well argued. Oh, no, you just seem bitter and angry. Also incapable of perceiving nuance. 

    • Gharry

      well argued. Oh, no, you just seem bitter and angry. Also incapable of perceiving nuance. 

    • Gharry

      well argued. Oh, no, you just seem bitter and angry. Also incapable of perceiving nuance. 

  • Jason

    It could have been funnier, or more grandiose.