Carrie’s announcement was most welcome for those fans Which didn’t particularly heat up “The Mask” actor’s hyperactive Biden. But the comedian’s winter exit was traditionally one of the biggest recurring roles on the show, with decades of notable impressions as presidential contenders, such as Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump, Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush and Dana Caraway K. George H. W. Bush. .
Cold-Open responded to the larger casting question mark, but otherwise offered little in terms of what to expect from SNL’s Biden 4.0 in the future.
The show usually opens briefly about a news, what else Coronavirus. This time, Vice President Pence, dressed in khaki clothes and under a short sleeve button, was set to receive the coronovirus vaccine to shore up the public’s trust.
“I’m sure all Americans are excited to see me, the man who lets Kovid spread everywhere get one of the first vaccines,” Beck Bennett said as Pence. “Before we begin, I just want to assure the American people that this vaccine is completely safe and harmless. And that’s why President Trump refuses to take it or talk about it. “
“Yes. It’s completely painless,” replied the SNL doctor in the sketch.
“No. I meant for the last four years, I didn’t feel a thing. Only the focus was on burning the country.”
Later, Vice-President Kamala D. Harris (played by Maya Rudolph) literally made some sense at Pence when he mentioned overturning the election results before introducing the show’s new Biden.
Lymphing in the scene with a running boot and a cane-like President Willie Wonka, it’s SNL’s own Alex Moffat.
“Joe, you look different somehow,” Pence said as Biden raided the raiding door of the raids over the years.
“I like Colonel Sanders,” Modat said as Biden. “Every time you see me, I’m a different man. There’s a good chance I’m going to be Mike Ledger by this time next year.”
And with that Moffat’s Biden landed a few more one-liners before exiting the sketch. So far it seems that his slow, almost whispering, rhythm of Biden most closely mirrors the actual speaking voice of the president-elect. The actor’s smugness is on Biden, who fully does justice to this brief introduction, talks about presidential-election prospects and steps on the land mines about diversity. Rudolph’s Harris made sure to take Biden off the screen just as he was getting super excited about Kanwaza.
The show was played by former player Kristen Wiig near the end of the year, “Wonder Wonder returning for her fourth term as host in 1984, just one week before her debut as the villainous Cheetah.”
“I’m happy to say that this is the last show of 2020,” Wiig said in his monologue. “Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost would later reiterate the same farewell feeling when he revealed that when the show returns from a holiday break, Trump may not be the subject du jour.
“Preventing a reverse Christmas miracle” Jost said, “This is still an update from last weekend in Donald Trump’s office.” While Trump’s jokes may (or may not) mean it, it certainly pushes the Biden-Harris duo (Moffat and Rudolph) into the line of fire for the next four years.