In a world where countries are threatening movie studios, a villainous legend has returned to show despots how it’s done. Dr. Evil, Mike Myers’ bald cat-stroking, perpetually frustrated bad guy from the Austin Powers movies, opened this week’s Saturday Night Live to shame both North Korea and Sony because they’ve both “given evil organizations a bad name.”
In his rant about the now-halted release of The Interview, Dr. Evil offers advice to Kim Jong-un on how to kill a movie (“Just move it to January.”) and hackers Guardians of Peace on their name (“There’s already a GOP and they’re already an evil organization.”).
Myers trotted out the familiar Dr. Evil tropes—the pinky to the mouth, finger quotes, “one million dollars,” etc.—making one wonder if a fourth Austin Powers is in the works. Judging by the studio audience’s thunderous applause, it might not be a bad idea—provided, of course, that Kim Jong-un doesn’t object.