Sixteen years after the last Austin Powers movie was released, Dr. Evil returned to the screen on Wednesday night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“The big story is still President Trump and all the turnover in his administration,” Fallon told his audience. “It seems like every week someone new loses their job and, believe it or not, another person was just fired by Trump moments ago. This literally just happened and we’re lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with them right now.”
Canadian comedian Mike Myers appeared on screen, dressed up as his iconic character. “Dr. Evil?” Fallon asked as his guest appeared.
“No, it’s Adam Levine,” Myers said. “Of course it’s Dr. Evil, numbnuts.”
The pair proceeded to talk about Evil’s role in the White House before he was fired. Myers said that he was in line for the “Secretary of Evil” position but the job was snatched up by Steve Bannon instead.
He said that his role was that of “an ideas guy” and that Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border can be attributed to him.
“But I wanted it to be a moat, filled with spiky blowfish,” the actor said. “And I didn’t want the Mexicans to pay for it. I wanted Alec Baldwin to pay for it.”
Myers said he and Ben Carson got along in the cabinet because “we were both evil doctors who didn’t know why we were there.”
Fallon asked about Evil’s feelings towards Donald Trump Jr.
“Creepy AF. He looks like he’s missing a facial feature,” Evil criticized. “You just don’t know which one.”
Evil said that now that he’s no longer in the White House, he will be promoting his tell-all book, titled, Fire and Fury and Also Evil: And More Fire and Also Magma Too.
Myer’s character also informed Fallon that he’s running for president in 2020. He showed off his merchandise for his campaign, which was a red baseball cap reading, “Make the World Evil Again.”
Evil also said he has found the “perfect running mate” for his candidacy.
“The only man who’s more hated right now than Donald Trump,” he said. “Evil/Zuckerberg 2020!”
Evil signed off with his signature laugh and invited Fallon to join in. “Come on, Jimmy. Evil laugh with me,” he said before turning around in his chair. “OK, got to go!”
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