Former Saturday Night Live standout Mike Myers returned to the comedy show this weekend for a sketch about the recent Sony Pictures hack attack, which has been linked to North Korea.
Myers was greeted with enthusiastic applause as he reprised his role of Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers comedy blockbusters.
"I am furious that North Korea and Sony Pictures have both given evil organizations a bad name," the villain said.
"I mean, what the F, people? It's just so pathetic to see you fighting over a silly comedy. It's like watching two bald men fighting over a comb. Who cares? Sony, North Korea, it's time to get a Trapper Keeper and some looseleaf because I'm about to take you to school," he continued. "Let's start with you, North Korea. You are one of the most evil countries in the world and your act of war is to kill a movie? It's easy to kill a movie. Just move [its release] to January. ... Why pick on Sony? They haven't had a hit since the Walkman. Come on Sony, you thought it was a joke to have James Franco assassinate [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un? The man single-handedly almost killed the Oscars. Think! Think! I saw The Interview. It was charming, but if you really want to put a bomb in a theater, do what I did -- put in The Love Guru."
Sony's computer system was hacked by an anonymous group known only as the Guardians of Peace, which cited its outrage over The Interview as its motivation. Tens of thousands of private documents -- including copies of unreleased films, screenplays, financial information and personal emails -- were released online.
The organization went on to threaten violence at theaters that screened the movie, prompting theater chains to announce they are refusing to show it. Sony initially canceled the film's planned New York premiere, as well as the stars' promotional appearances in response to the threat, but later scrapped the movie's Dec. 25 release altogether.