O’Reilly Responds to Will Ferrell: ‘Trying to Mock Me, Dressed as a Leprechaun’

By Mark Joyella 

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly says he’s no “sourpuss.” “Nice to know Ron Burgundy was scoping me out,” O’Reilly quipped. “Will Ferrell was trying to mock me, dressed as a leprechaun.”

On “The O’Reilly Factor” Wednesday, O’Reilly responded to Will Ferrell, who told David Letterman Tuesday that he spotted O’Reilly in the audience at the 40th anniversary broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and while most people were enjoying the show, O’Reilly “was a big sourpuss.”

Not so, said O’Reilly, noting that he is the executive producer of several television projects, including the upcoming “Killing Jesus,” and he values the opportunity to visit successful productions like “Saturday Night Live,” to learn.