Paul Rudd parodied 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live.”
The skit had Buttigieg (Rudd) appear as a guest on “The View.” Whoopi Goldberg (Leslie Jones), Meghan McCain (Aidy Byrant), Joy Behar (Kate McKinnon), Abby Huntsman (Cecily Strong) and Ana Navarro (Melissa Villaseñor) welcome Buttigieg who they immediately don’t take seriously.
“I hear when you grow you up you want to be president,” Goldberg says.
“I may be only 37 years old, but I do feel like I represent everyday Americans. I’m just a Harvard-educated, multilingual war-veteran Rhodes scholar. I’m just like you,” Buttigieg replies. “I do want to say, I wouldn’t be running for president if I didn’t believe America would be ready to accept not only a gay man, but a boring gay man in the public eye.”
After asking Buttigieg to fix her cell phone, Behar questions him, “Look, I gotta ask, because I’m sure it’s come up, but you gay?”
“That’s not a question,” he says. “But I do want to say that I wouldn’t be running for president if I didn’t believe America was ready to accept not only a gay man but a boring gay man in the public eye.”
Later, the hosts cheer for Buttigieg’s husband Chasten Buttigieg (Chris Bennett) to come out on stage.