SNL Cold Open: President Obama and Liam Neeson Have a Message for Vladimir Putin

Posted on March 9, 2014

Liam Neeson and Obama have message for Putin in SNL Cold Open

The Cold Open on Saturday Night Live took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin who appears to be considering simply annexing Crimea, which is lawfully part of Ukraine. In the sketch, President Obama (Jay Pharoah) sends a message to Putin in terms Putin can understand. First he brings out Liam Neeson who "has a particular set of skills" to do a little rough diplomacy. Then the duo shows Putin that the American president can also pose for macho photos and wipe out opponents using a little judo. It's very funny, take a look:

Photo: Dana Edelon/NBC

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