The real Chris Christie visits 'Saturday Night Live': 'I'm going to die in this fleece'
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was lampooned in a memorable post-Sandy skit that featured his trademark fleece, visited Seth Meyers on "Saturday Night Live," with an update about the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. The skit included obligatory jokes about Christie's temper and a nod to the governor's wardrobe since the storm.
"It's basically fused to my skin at this point," he said of his oversize "CHRIS CHRISTIE" fleece. "I'm going to die in this fleece," he added.
Following his conspicuous appearance with President Obama immediately after the storm, Christie, who is mentioned as a 2016 contender, has made a few television appearances in the past week, including a segment with Randi Weingarten on "Morning Joe," and now a self-deprecating one on "Saturday Night Live."
But the cleanup from Sandy remains a monumental obstacle. The lastest images from the Star-Ledger show 72,000 homes and business damaged (5,000 homes were completely wiped out).
Looking for a ray of hope, Christie ended his skit with lyrics from the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City":
Everything dies, baby, that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City.