Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as their dim-witted characters from the Zoolander sequel, and gave their unique insights into the pressing political issues of the day.

The pair have reprised their roles as Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Wilson) for the long-awaited follow-up to the much loved 2001 original, which comes out on February 12th, and they came in character to visit the ‘SNL’ segment Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che on Saturday (February 6th), getting huge cheers as they made their way onstage.

However, their commentary on the presidential nomination races didn’t extend to much more than the candidates’ fashion senses, as they were asked about Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton and, of course, Donald Trump.

Ben Stiller Owen WilsonBen Stiller and Owen Wilson in character promoting 'Zoolander 2' in London in February 2016

First up under the microscope was the billionaire real-estate mogul, whose frequent controversial outbursts earned him a massive lead in the Republican race’s opinion polls but not in Iowa, where he finished second to Cruz last week. “We love him,” Zoolander said. “Donny's just like us. He has the classic male model looks.”

When asked if it was the same kind of look as 'Blue Steel', Zoolander’s signature pose, Zoolander replied “Exactly. But Donny has ‘Orange Mocha Crapaccino’.”

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Next was Ted Cruz, whom the two guests amusingly got mixed up with a certain Hollywood actor with a similar-sounding last name. “Next we've got Tom Cruise. He's totally let himself go. This is a real mission impossible for his stylist. Makes me want to keep my eyes wide shut.”

When asked about Hilary Clinton’s fashion sense, Wilson’s character Hansel jumped in and said: “Hilary’s from the ‘90s, which are very hot right now. They re-made the ‘X-Files’ and ‘Full House’ and – I don't know if you saw this on the news on Tuesday – but OJ Simpson killed again.”

Zoolander added that her style “reminds me of one of my all-time fashion icons – Kim Jong-un. Not to name drop, but I'm pretty good friends with his sister Kim Kardashi-un.”

Not even Bernie Sanders, the Democratic outsider candidate turned serious contender, and also a guest on the show that night, escaped a ribbing. “Bernie's a champion of the 99 per cent,” Zoolander declared. “Apparently the 99 percent off at JC Penney.” Hansel also jumped in: “Look at that suit. Chernobyl called. They want their disaster back.”

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