The fiasco surrounding The Interview and the Sony hack gets crazier every day, with new developments, rumors, and world leaders chiming in on both the cyber attack and the studio’s decision to cancel the film’s release due to threats from the mysterious “Guardians of Peace” hacking group. So it almost seems fitting that the evilest terrorist of them all, Dr. Evil, should see fit to weigh in on the situation.
Returning to the role he made famous in 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, former Saturday Night Live cast member Mike Myers appeared as the diabolical Dr. Evil during the latest episode of the sketch comedy series in an opening skit that poked fun at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, Sony Pictures, and The Interview itself.
“I’ve pre-empted this program because I’m furious that North Korea and Sony Pictures have both given evil organizations a bad name,” deadpans Dr. Evil early in the skit. “Sony, North Korea, it’s time to get a Trapper Keeper and some looseleaf because I’m about to take you to school.”
The skit marked the first time Myers has appeared as Dr. Evil since 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember, though it seems especially timely given the recent rumors regarding the return of James Bond villain Ernst Blofeld in the next installment of that franchise. Blofeld served as the visual inspiration for Dr. Evil in the Bond-spoofing Austin Powers series.
You can watch the skit below via Hulu: