You may remember Welch as the gruff, somewhat senile reporter who smacks his interviewees in the face with his mic.
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Crotchety local news reporter Herb Welch was back on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. Welch, played by Bill Hader, was out covering the Occupy movement for fictional New York station WXPD and Eli Manning, the show’s host, fell victim to his microphone (video above).
Welch, a character reminiscent of WNYW’s Dick Oliver, did his regular routine of battering interviewees with his microphone and arguing with anchors via satellite before dropping dead. Remembering the deceased Welch, “SNL” displayed a photo of him alongside his protégé Andy Rooney (video above).
On its season premiere this past weekend, “Saturday Night Live” went to WDHX in Buffalo as anchor team Tom Flint (host Alec Baldwin) and Vivian Knowles (Abby Elliott) tried their best to overcome a satellite delay with lifestyle correspondent Denise Fineman (Kristen Wiig), who was reporting live from a Costa Rican jungle brimming with wildlife (video above).
With his thick glasses and taupe sport coat, “SNL” cast-member Bill Hader is a dead-ringer for Oliver, who infamously told Ryan on-air, “I was your boss once!”
For further comparison, check out another Herb Welch sketch from November. Video inside… Read more