Josh Duggar got the Saturday Night Live treatment last night, but the former 19 Kids and Counting star didn’t score his own sketch. In fact, the troubled father of four didn’t even get his own SNL player — he had to share Bobby Moynihan with former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
It’s pretty tough to make fun of men who made headlines for possessing child pornography and molesting younger family members, so Saturday Night Live didn’t spend too much time focusing on the disturbing actions of Jared Fogle and Josh Duggar. Instead, the show found a fast and easy way to poke fun at the infamous men by drawing attention to their somewhat similar body shapes and dressing styles. The SNL bit in question was part of host Miley Cyrus’ opening monologue. It featured Miley singing the song “My Way” to celebrate the end of the summer of Kim Davis, Josh Duggar, Pizza Rat, and the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. Bustle called the sketch “an in memoriam for all the things we probably won’t miss this summer.”
Saturday Night Live player Bobby Moynihan hilariously transformed from Jared Fogle into Josh Duggar simply by spinning around and removing his glasses, and he probably inspired one of the hottest Halloween costume ideas for 2015 — all you need is short dark hair, khaki pants, a blue button up shirt, and a pair of glasses. Aidy Bryant also does an incredible Kim Davis impression in the video below, and the “Kim Davis and the Pope” Halloween costume combo could prove to be popular with couples this year. Unfortunately, SNL forgot to throw in an Ashley Madison reference.
“We’ll never think of any of these people ever, ever again,” Miley Cyrus told SNL viewers before breaking out into song. However, it seems highly unlikely that Duggar family critics will forget about Josh Duggar anytime soon. As the Inquisitr previously reported, two of the sisters Josh sexually molested, Jill and Jessa Duggar, are heading back to TLC. The Learning Channel cancelled the Duggar family’s reality series, 19 Kids and Counting, a few weeks after In Touch Weekly obtained police reports describing a teenage Josh’s troublesome behavior. He confessed to inappropriately touching girls seven different times, and four of his five victims were his own sisters. Most of the “forcible fondling” took place while the victims were asleep, but Josh also touched his then-5-year-old sister’s genitals while he was reading to her.
According to CNN Money, there’s been some speculation that TLC viewers won’t be as charmed by Jill and Jessa Duggar’s spinoff TV specials as they were with 19 Kids and Counting. “The gig is up,” so to speak, and the Duggar family’s squeaky-clean image has been forever tarnished by the sexual molestation scandal and Josh’s more recent admission that he cheated on his wife. Whenever viewers see Jessa and Jill, they’re probably going to think about Josh, and being remind of his actions might make Duggar fans feel a bit uncomfortable.
While Josh Duggar is getting the SNL treatment, his embattled wife, Anna Duggar, is getting a little advice from Duck Dynasty stars Missy and Jase Robertson. Missy and Jase both agree that Anna should forgive Josh for cheating on her and using the Ashley Madison website to orchestrate extramarital affairs, but they don’t think that Anna should feel obligated to stay married to Josh after what he’s put her through.
“As far as the relationship, that’s gotta be her decision whether or not she wants to go on without him,” Missy told Entertainment Tonight Online. “She certainly has that right, because he interrupted their marriage with those affairs, but forgiveness is not really a choice, you know, if you want forgiveness from God.”
Missy also said that it’s important for women like Anna Duggar to realize that “You don’t have to stay together because of [religion].”
“You can forgive somebody, but that doesn’t mean there’s not consequences for your actions,” Jase pointed out.
There’s no word on whether Anna Duggar will appear in any of TLC’s upcoming specials starring Jessa and Jill, but a source told Entertainment Tonight Online that Josh will neither appear on nor be mentioned during the TLC updates on the Duggar daughters’ lives.
At least Josh Duggar can live vicariously through funnyman Bobby Moynihan.
[Featured image credit: Screenshot / NBC]