Former Stargate SG-1 leading man Richard Dean Anderson made a surprise cameo appearance on last night’s new episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Steve Martin! Anderson appeared as MacGyver in a series of three MacGruber sketches, actor Will Forte’s spoof of Anderson’s venerable 1980s hero.
Anderson last spoofed MacGyver in a 2006 Mastercard commercial, which premiered during the Superbowl. He also played himself in a 2006 episode of The Simpsons.
MacGruber sketches are deliberately very formulaic, and unlike MacGyver, this hero gets distracted and never quite saves the day in time.
U.S. viewers can watch all three MacGruber sketches below, courtesy of Hulu. MacGruber!
(Thanks to sg-1fanintn for the tip)