The sketch begins with Beck Bennett as Wolf Blitzer and Alex Moffat as John King, delirious after days in the studio staring at the map. (Sadly, no one mimics MSNBC’s Steve “Khaki” Kornacki, election week’s breakout star. Come on NBC, where is that company’s synergy?!) “CNN can now predict that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. I know I must be a neutral messenger, but … that feels good. Whoa! “Blitzer said, and King was jubilant, who threw his fist. The audience cheered passionately.
They cut to recreate the winning speech of Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris in Wilmington, Del., Which took place about three hours before the show ̵1; and impressively, the wardrobe department tried try to assemble an almost exact copy of Harris. white suit.
Jim Carrey took the stage as Biden, and although he calmed down his impersonation of his former man, the show doubled down on mocking his age. “Thank you very much, America. We can do it! Can you believe it? I really can’t. It’s been a long time since something good happened, ”he said. “Sure, it takes forever… but what a liberation, man. I never felt like I was alive. It’s ironic, because I don’t live like that.
Then he pledged to unify: “Whether you come from a free state like California or a conservative state like Oklahoma, or a hot and cracked chaos like Florida, I’ll be your president. . And I’ll have an incredible Vice President by my side: Sen. Kamala D. Harris. “
The crowd cheered again when Harris appeared. “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. And if any of that frightens you, I won’t object, ”she said, echoing the show’s earlier description of Harris as an American jovial aunt, or an ” Scammers “. “Also, my husband will be the first second gentleman, and he is Jewish, so among us we tick more boxes than one disqualified ballot.”
After Harris shared a message to all the black and brown girls watching (“Your mom will go from laughing, crying to dancing pretty much all night. And not because she’s crazy. It’s that.” because she’s drunk. “) She and Biden assured everyone that they wouldn’t stand there and gloating.
“We humbly accepted this victory,” said Biden.
“Exactly,” agreed Harris. “And I’ll play a quick song on my phone.” Cue: Both of them danced wildly to the remix “Lose Yo Job”, also a meme of TikTok.
Blitzer interrupted at this point. “Keep that dance for a moment. Because people don’t just want to see Biden and Kamala happy. They also want to see Trump sad, ”he said. “So let’s check out the president’s concession speech, which I’m sure will be historic and practical.”
This, of course, led to Alec Baldwin’s return as Trump once again, praising a “fraudulent” election and a “red wave” election map actually showing hotspots about coronavirus. “I swear to all my supporters, I will fight this to the end. I will never give up and neither will you, ”Trump said.
He came to the piano – and as some have predicted, in the spirit of Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton playing “Hallelujah” after her death in 2016, he sat down and played a the sad version of “Macho Man”.
And then, the moment you might have been waiting for since you heard Carrey proclaim it Biden. “However, we must act kindly to win. We need to move forward together, ”Carrey said. “Unfortunately, there are situations in life, and this is one of them where there must be a winner and…. “
If you’ve ever watched “Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective”, you know what’s coming. “Ah loser.” Or more specifically: “A loo-hoooo-zuh-herrrr. “ (Is that correct? No one can answer that.) Biden and Harris held the “L” on their forehead to actually drive home when the audience lost their mind for a moment.
Later in the Weekend Update, Colin Jost and Michael Che were equally jubilant, as they showed people dancing in the streets and celebrating Trump’s defeat in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia, as well as fireworks at London and the bell in Paris.
“You know how bad it was for Paris to ring a church bell when you lost? They didn’t even do that for real Hunchback’s funeral, ”says Jost. “The whole world is celebrating just like World War II has just ended. And I know this is not really the same thing as defeating the Nazis, but it ended up with a fascist leader hiding in a bunker.
Che joined: “Trump is said to have told his allies he would have to be dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming,” he said. Che doesn’t even have a punch line for that. He sipped his drink, shrugged and laughed. “Good!”