The moment comedy fans have long been waiting for is finally here: NBC’s late night sketch series “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 46th season on October 3, leaping straight into the political news of the times with a cool sketch. opened on the first presidential debate, which took place on 29 September.
“We thought it was important to review it, since it might be the only presidential debate,” the narrator said at the outset.
After rotating guest stars portrayed former vice president and current Democratic presidential promising Joe Biden in season 45, Jim Carrey donned the white wig for this preview sketch and for the current season. He was joined by Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump and Beck Bennett, who played Fox News̵
Maya Rudolph also stepped in, reprising her role as senator and promise to Emmy-winning Vice President Kamala Harris, and Harry Styles made a cameo when Carrey’s Biden needed a break to listen to a meditation tape. (Styles appeared in a thought bubble, reading a soothing and meditative story.)
Carrey’s Biden walked out onto the debate stage in dark-colored aviator sunglasses, assaulting the crowd by adjusting his tie and offering finger guns. He also pulled out a tape measure to check the distance between podiums and pull his back a few inches if necessary. Although Trump in real life did not test positive for COVID-19 until Wednesday, hindsight allowed the series to put some comments on the virus in this sketch.
“You took the COVID test you promised to do in advance,” Bennett’s Wallace asked Trump of Baldwin.
“Absolutely, honor of the explorer,” he replied, holding up two fingers that were obviously crossed.
When asked if he was ready to argue, Carrey’s Biden said “absolutely not”, but he had “the start of 46 great ideas that I may or may not have access to.”
The debate began with the Supreme Court argument, with Baldwin’s Trump starting things off simply by listing the complaints, such as: “People are mean to me. Joe here is very bad; Chris Wallace is bad; l economy is mean – it keeps losing jobs, which is mean to me. And the Chinese virus has been very bad to me because it was a joke. And that statement will probably come back to haunt me later this week. “
When it was Carrey’s Biden’s turn to answer the same question, Baldwin’s Trump cut him off immediately, to which Carrey’s Biden replied, “No, don’t let your inner Whitey Bulger come out. Show them all that smile. who taught you about anger management. “
On the subject of Trump’s taxes, Baldwin said: “The terms” law “and” order “are very vague terms and the rules are bound to be broken. It’s the same with masks. I have mine right here in my pocket.” (Then he takes out a thong.) “You don’t need it all the time. It’s like a seat belt – you wear it when you walk out of the driveway and then you can take it off.”
Baldwin’s Trump also commented on how Biden always wears “the biggest mask” and stands 60 meters from people.
“I’ll rip that thing out of your head, burn it and bury it in the animal cemetery where it came from,” Biden replied of Carrey, referring to Trump’s hair.
During the sketch, Carrey’s Biden also gave himself small pep talks to keep him from losing his temper, including “standing here and looking lucid.” And, of course, the topic of white supremacy surfaced just below the thread for the TK-minute long sketch. Baldwin’s Trump listed a number of groups, including the Proud Boys and the White Eagles and said “I wouldn’t even know how to report them if I try” while handing over a white power symbol.
Rudolph’s Harris showed up after Baldwin’s Trump started using a laser pointer on Carrey’s Biden (which he claimed was “a COVID-cursing wand.”) Rather than his “funny aunt” aka. ” funt “person, this time it was” Mamala “of the group, telling Trump about Baldwin” my Joe “is a” good guy “and he needed an apology.
She actually got him to apologize and then said, “I think if there’s one thing we’ve learned tonight, it’s that America needs an MPA: a woman as president. But for now, I’m content with HVPIC. : warm vice president in office “.
The end of the sketch is back on COVID, though. Carrey’s Biden literally pulled out a television remote and paused Trump’s word of Baldwin to speak directly to the American people.
“I think we all needed a break. Not satisfactory? Just not to hear his voice for a single goddamn second. Let’s drain it inside. Let’s bask in the lack of Trump, “he said.” America, look at me. Look directly in my eyes. You can trust me because I believe in science and karma. Now imagine if science and karma could work together to send a message to us all. on how dangerous this virus can be “.
He looked directly at Baldwin’s Trump, who was still frozen in his pose. “I’m not saying I want it to happen. Just imagine it happened. So this November, please get on the Biden train, which is literally a commuter train to Delaware. And we can all make sure America isn’t. again on fire. “
Watch a clip of the cold-opened October 3 presidential debate below:
“Saturday Night Live” airs live on Saturdays coast to coast at 11:30 pm. ET / 8:30 pm PT on NBC.