After the American Airline mess that happened this week Alec Balwin is finally getting over the public relations nightmare that had became more horrible with each tweet and blog post.
On the Saturday Night Show he surprised us all by appearing in as an American Airline Pilot dressed with a tom Selleck mustache. He was apologized to by Boss Hogg (“Dukes of Hazzard”) for having him thrown fro the flight at LA Airport. We’re bankrupt; how dare we speak ill of the great Alec Baldwin,” said the faux captain on the “Weekend Update”
Matthew Hiltzik spokesman for Baldwin said that he was not responsible for the idea, in fact it was Seth Meyers who approached him (Hiltzik) last week. Baldwin has been eager to get over the public relations nightmare that the incident caused.
According to Hiltizik it was Seth Myers who developed the concept and Alec was will to go along, plus he also has a working relationship with the folks at SNL so this created a great trust factor. If he was not comfortable with this it would have been done in the first place.
Baldwin and Steve Martin are long time friends of the producer and creator of SNL Lorne Michaels. They have hosted many episodes of SNL and are responsible for some of the most memorable material that has been carried on the program. Baldwin had started to lose almost immediately in the court of public opinion (the internet) the moment he was booted from the flight. He had continued playing his word game after being requested to turn off the device. The Crew were only following federal protocol that bans the usage of portable electronic device as they can interfere with communication and Navigation systems.
While on board he verbally abused the airline and after being removed he resorted to using Twitter to make his grouse known. He compared the flight Attendant who had him tossed to a prehistoric Catholic School teacher that was a cross between Sue Sylvester and Nurse Ratched. After venting on twitter he bitterly whined on the Huffington Post blog about the unfair treatment that he received in the same breath apologising to the other passengers who had seen his tantrum.