With only three new episodes of SNL left this season, time is growing short for Mittens Romney to swing by and awkwardly interact with Jason Sudeikis’s version of him during a cold open. And it looks like it’s definitely not happening, at least not this season, according to Lorne Michaels. He said that “We only have three shows left and they’re pretty jammed packed. It might be in the fall, but we’ll never know, that’ll all depend on his availability.”
That’s a nice reminder of how long a slog this presidential campaign will be, isn’t it? There are three weeks left in this season of SNL, then they’ll have three to four months off, and then there will still three months or so of next season during which he can potentially swing by. So yeah, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for mirror-image salty sideburns. Just hold tight.