Alec Baldwin has been getting a ton of notoriety lately. Most of that has stemmed from his side-splitting Donald J. Trump impression that he has done almost every episode this season on Saturday Night Live. All the recent praise and attention may cause people to forget that Baldwin has a long history on Saturday Night Live that goes well before Trump ever decided to invade the White House. Take, for example, this sketch from when he hosted a few years back that parodies his own film, Glengarry Glen Ross.
The sketch is entitled ‘Glengarry Glen Christmas’ and recreates the iconic scene of Baldwin’s from the 1992 drama, Glengarry Glen Ross. In the original scene, Baldwin plays a very successful sales manager who is sent to a branch office of a real estate sales company. His mission is to ‘whip the troops into shape’ which he does with a brazen style, belittling and humbling a staff that is so caught up in minutia that it isn’t delivering the numbers the company demands.
In this spoof, Baldwin plays a 615-year-old elf who is apparently a ‘master cobbler’ that can make 15 train sets in a night. In the original, he shows one of the sales people his watch, which is ‘worth more than the salesperson’s house.’ In the spoof, substitute the watch with a big ol’ gumdrop.
Pay attention to one part of the sketch where Baldwin messes up royally. Instead of reading the script of the spoof, he recites the lines from the movie. I won’t give any more away there.
The sketch also features Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers — all of which play their parts well. In addition to all the laughs, this sketch shows that Baldwin is more than willing to make fun of himself — something our President-elect seems unable to do.
Check out the hilarious Christmas sketch below;
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