Live Saturday nightcold opening has not been great this season, but on November 7 – the day some news outlets finally claimed Joe Biden beat Donald Trump and won the presidential election – a little mediocre opening sketch Most is a little easy to understand. After all, the tiring of counting votes had begun with everyone at least three days before, and the real-life winning speech it referenced only happened a few hours earlier.
The episode started late in most markets, thanks to a long soccer game, but when it finally started, Wolf Blitzer (played by Beck Bennett) and John King (Alex Moffat) announced that ”; Election Week in America “is about to close. They call it the race for Biden (Jim Carrey), who strode onto the stage with what became Carrey’s signature move with Biden: the finger gun.
Biden appears to have made his first public speaking speech as president-elect. “Whether you come from a free state like California or a conservative state like Oklahoma, or a hot and cracked mess like Florida, I’ll be your president!” he say. Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) follows, dressed in a white suit and white blouse with a pussy bow like Harris’s real-life victory speech from earlier that evening. Periodically pausing to clap her hands, she said, “Like Joe, I am very humble and honored to be the first woman, the first black, the first Indian American and the first two races vice president. first. And if any of them frighten you, then I wouldn’t care. ”
But of course, very little during Trump’s time SNL The chilling prologue is complete without the apparent Alec Baldwin appearing as Donald Trump. This time on the surface he appears to give a “concession” speech – but after declaring victory, he steps over to a piano. In an echo of SNLThe bleak election following the cold 2016 election in which Kate McKinnon, playing Hillary Clinton, singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” from a grand piano, Baldwin sang a slow version of “Macho Man “by the People of the Village.
Was that Baldwin-as-Trump’s last appearance on the show? That is the ability of Trump to disappear from public consciousness. SNLThe Trump administration’s approach to alternate frustrating and frustrating, and whether it is equipped for what happens next is unclear. But if the open cold feels lame, it also signals the end of the era SNL Have fun stopping spoofing. Biden and Harris’s Ace Ventura-echoing farewell and mocking Trump – “A loser!” – it feels like it comes from deep in the mentality of the show. And most of the SNL The audience looks good with that.