Alec Baldwin sure knows how to do damage control — hilariously!
Popping up on Weekend Update for Saturday's Saturday Night Live, the actor, 53, found a way to poke fun at his Wednesday scuffle (and get an apology!) with American Airlines, in which he was booted from an L.A.-to-NYC flight for playing "Words with Friends" on his iPhone.
Posing as the Southern-twanged "Capt. Steve Rogers" from American Airlines — as Seth Meyers uneasily goes along with the ruse — Baldwin says he longs to "issue an apology…Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure, and I am ashamed at the way he was treated."
"Capt. Rogers" defends Baldwin's devotion to his game, despite the request of a flight attendant to turn off his device.
"What harm would it do to let him keep playing his game — not any game, mind you, but a word game, for smart people!" he says.
When Meyers points out that electronic devices can cause interference with airplane equipment, he bellowed, "Would you really get on an airplane that flew 30,000 feet in the air if you thought one Kindle switch would take it down? Come on! It's just a cruel joke perpetrated by the airline industry!"
Watch the rest of this hilarious clip — "Alec Baldwin was just too smart for us…he really is something!" — in this video now.
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