East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks made an appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live
. Okay, so it wasn't the actual mayor. It was SNL
actor Kenan Thompson portraying Parks as he attended a Mitt Romney speech to the East St. Louis Chamber of Commerce.
Here's how it goes...
Romney (played by Jason Sueikis)
: "You know Ann and I have lived and traveled all over the world, but I'll let you in on a little secret. The only place that has ever truly felt like home is right here, in East St. Louis, Illinois." Parks:
"Are you crazy? This is a hell hole."
"Really? You know, I find it to be such a lovely place."
"Trust me. I'm the mayor. This place is a hell hole. We live in a hell hole!"
has messages out to the real
Mayor Alvin Parks for reaction or rebuttal. We'll update this post if we hear from him.
View the skit here