Long before his Senate run, Franken was a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. In this 1979 clip he plays Henry Kissinger, opposite Bill Murray as the shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
The Full Ginsburg responds:
Eric Cunningham: I'd imagine even at this point Al Franken knew he was destined for politics. This is the kind of impression that would positively kill at a K Street cocktail party. Especially if Henry Kissinger is actually there.
Marc Georges: Good impression, probably was a lot funnier when Henry Kissinger was actually relevant.
Zara Findlay-Shirras: His prosthetics scare me. But so does the real Henry Kissinger a little bit. He knows all of our secrets.
Jared Bloom: Wait. People in politics used to have accents?!?! Does Arizona know about this?!?!