Was that Saturday Night Live impersonation of Anderson Cooper's debate moderating skills a little "queened up" for laughs?
Andy Cohen thinks so.
Cooper was a guest on Watch What Happens Live and took calls from viewers about the debate. Then Cohen brought up the debate reenactment from SNL.
"'SNL' spoofed the debate and they spoofed you, and I was offended by the spoof because I thought the guy kind of queened it up in playing you," said Cohen, being critical of Jon Rudnitsky's impression without naming him. A clip of the conversation was shared by Mediaite.
Cooper seemed to agree with Cohen, saying, "It was like the only thing he knew about me was that I'm gay" and said the impression came with "a little Truman Capote vibe" and "a little snideness, which I thought was odd."
"I didn't read it that way," said fellow guest Molly Ringwald. "I thought he was playing it sort of stoic."
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