'SNL' Mocks Pete Buttgieg's Appearance on 'The View': 'Not Only a Gay Man, But a Boring Gay Man'

Saturday Night Live this weekend mocked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as "boring" and unrelatable in a skit featuring actor Paul Rudd impersonating the 2020 Democratic candidate's appearance on The View.

After opening the five-minute-long skit with a short discussion on Alabama's recent decision to impose restrictions on almost all abortions, The View's hosts, played by SNL cast members Leslie Jones, Aidy Byrant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Melissa Villaseñor, welcomed Buttigieg onto the show.

"Our guest today is one of the many Democrats running for president. He is also the youngest," Jones said impersonating Whoopi Goldberg. "Please give it up for Pete Buttigieg."

"I hear when you grow you up you want to be president," Goldberg said, mocking the candidate's young age.

"Well I am grown up," Rudd's Buttigieg quipped. "I may only be 37 years old but I feel like I represent everyday Americans. I'm just a Harvard-educated, multilingual war veteran Rhodes Scholar. Just like you."

Joy Behar, played by Kate McKinnon, awkwardly launched a discussion on Buttigieg's sexuality. "Look, I gotta ask, because I'm sure it's come up, but you gay?" she said.

"That's not a question," Rudd's Buttigieg responded. "But I do want to say that I wouldn't be running for president if I didn't believe America was ready to accept not only a gay man but a boring gay man in the public eye."

Despite Buttigieg's insistence that he's on the show to discuss his policies, the hosts chanted for the mayor to bring his husband Chasten Buttigieg - played by SNL cast member Chris Bennett - onto the panel table.

Buttigieg last appeared on The View in March, two months after he announced a presidential exploratory committee. Since then, the 2020 candidate has risen to prominence among a crowded Democratic field, coming in third place after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden in many recent polls.

"An election is supposed to be about our whole country and we can't just concentrate on those areas where people, for the most part, already agree with us," Buttigieg said on the show on March 23. "If they have a somewhat different set of values, if they know what you have to say is coming from a place of values, I think you get a lot of credit for that."

Watch the SNL skit below: