12/15/2013 10:48 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2013

SNL: Fake Interpreter From Mandela Funeral Strikes Again

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its John Goodman-helmed episode with President Obama (Jay Pharoah) lamenting the "series of unfortunate events" that happened at the memorial for Nelson Mandela.

First of all, there was that selfie with the Danish Prime Minister, then the handshake with Raul Castro ("...he told me he was Edward James Olmos,") and finally, the sign language interpreter who didn't appear to know sign language. Naturally, after mentioning him, Thamsanqa Jantjie (Kenan Thompson) appeared behind the POTUS and proceeded to "loosely" interpret the rest of the speech.

Most importantly, "SNL" reminded us that lost amongst all the hoopla were the feelings of poor Angela Merkel, she never got her selfie with Obama, even after he spied on her.

Watch the open above.


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