Mark Wahlberg Is Not a Fan of ‘SNL’

Betsy Waldman / October 13, 2008

Surprisingly, it’s not Sarah Palin getting fired up over the recent Saturday Night Live skits that have mocked her.

The sketch “Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals” ran on the October 4 episode of SNL, wherein Andy Samberg portrayed a simpleton Mark who tells a goat, “I like your beard,” and attempts to get a chicken to star in a movie with him.

The Huffington Post quotes Mark as saying, “Someone showed it to me on YouTube. It wasn’t like Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin, that’s for sure.”

Well, that’s true. After all, no one suggested Wahlberg can see Russia from his house. Perhaps he’s miffed because of the skit being attributed to “Barky Bark and the Donkey Bunch”?

“And ‘Saturday Night Live’ hasn’t been funny for a long time,” Mark quips. “They’ve asked me to do the show a ton of times. I used to watch it when Eddie Murphy was there and Joe Piscopo and Bill Murray. I don’t even know who’s on the show now.”

That’s okay, Mark, because the cast of SNL probably haven’t seen your last four movies.