Fans were quick to suggest a full “Scrubs” reunion by having Donald Faison portray Reverend Raphael Warnock if (and when) “SNL” takes on the pivotal Georgia runoff election.
As results continued to come in for the pivotal Georgia runoff election that will determine which party controls the Senate, Democrats were quickly feeling bullish about their chances, including many in Hollywood.
“Scrubs” star Zach Braff, meanwhile, was already looking ahead to how “Saturday Night Live” might explore the possible arrival of these two new Democrats into the Senate by throwing his hat into the ring to portray one of them.
Tagging the venerable sketch comedy series directly in his tweet, which simply showed a GIF of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, Braff tweeted, “Lorne. I got this.”
Fans and fellow celebs were loving it, with “Young Sheldon” star Iain Armitage quickly responding with multiple exclamation points. But bonus points go to the fans who’s inspired pitch included adding Braff’s “Scrubs” co-star Donald Faison as the state’s other Democratic candidate, Rev. Raphael Warnock.
Not everyone was fully on board, though, with one fan hilariously reminding Braff that Ossoff is a dozen years younger than him. Braff’s response was to simply shush him.
After all, “SNL” stars have for years portrayed people older than them (including both Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey as Trump and Biden, respectively), so why not younger?
Still, there were other suggestions thrown about, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” J.B. Smoove for Warnock — and we kind of have to agree that the two do bear a striking resemblance.
As for Ossoff himself, other celeb names thrown about in the comments of Braff pitching himself included Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Topher Grace. Both are certainly more age appropriate, and great choices.
You can check out some of the fan reactions to Braff’s pitch as “SNL” fans anticipate the show’s return sometime later this month.