New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie briefly joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, appearing in the show’s Weekend Update segment to discuss Superstorm Sandy.
While many people might not think of Republicans as being well-suited to humor, Christie was excellent on “SNL.” For example, he reminded viewers, "Screaming at people at gas stations is a New Jersey tradition, but don't do it during a crisis. There will be plenty of time for yelling when this is all over.”
One of the best bits during Christie's “SNL” appearance came when the New Jersey governor referenced his trademark fleece jacket with his name and title emblazoned on it.
After Christie thanked the first responders and Red Cross for their efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Christie also thanked his wife for putting up with "a husband who has smelled like wet fleece for the last three weeks."
"You have been wearing that fleece a lot," Seth Meyers noted.
"Oh yeah, it's basically fused to my skin at this point," Christie quipped. "I wear [suits], but I wear them over this fleece. I'm going to die in this fleece. But it’s OK. It’s a good fleece."
While Christie expressed his sincere gratitude for the first responders and volunteers who helped with relief efforts in the wake of the storm, there were plenty of people the governor refused to thank.
Specifically, Christie refused to thank “any of the stupid mayors” who ignored his evacuation orders as Sandy approached the New Jersey shoreline. Christie also had a few choice words for stormchasing weather reporters who placed themselves in the middle of the action.
"I also do not want to thank the reporters that put themselves in danger, you know, by walking into the middle of the hurricane with their cameras. We don't need you to tell us there's a hurricane. We have windows," he said.
Christie fittingly ended his appearance on “SNL” by quoting a few lines of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” What better way to represent New Jersey than with its governor and The Boss?
Watch Christie's appearance on "SNL" below.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.