Ghost of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Obama on “SNL”

Fresh off this week’s inauguration, Barack Obama got the “Saturday Night Live” treatment in a politically charged episode filled with superstar cameos.

While lounging in the oval office on inauguration night, the commander in chief (Jay Pharoah) was shocked when the ghost of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Kenan Thompson) appeared in a flash of smoke. Obama asked King if he’d lived up to the promise of the slain civil rights leader’s legacy, but MLK seemed more intrigued with today’s pop culture.

“We’ll get to all of that. But first things first. Did you see that girl Beyonce?” King said. “Raquel Welch was beautiful. Beyonce is like, Daaaaamn. I had to keep pinching myself. I thought I was having another one of my famous dreams.”

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