The NBC “Saturday Night Live” variety show opened Saturday’s episode with three versions of Joe Biden.
The latest episode of Saturday Night Live took aim at US President Joe Biden, poking fun at the recent CNN town hall meeting in Baltimore, which became a fertile ground for Biden-related memes.
Former cast member Jason Sudeikis returned to the show for the episode, where he played the 2013 version of the 46th US president. A March 2021 version of Joe was played by Alex Moffat, while the contemporary President Biden was portrayed by James Austin Johnson.
The sketch starts with contemporary Joe Biden receiving bad news from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying that the CNN Town Hall meeting was watched by no one, and that the president’s approval rating is in the dumpster.
“I don’t understand. People used to like me,” Biden says to himself. “The press would call me Uncle Joe. I miss the old me. Where the hell did that guy go?”
This joke was made in a reference to a recent town hall meeting, where President Biden among other things, at one point asked himself what he was doing there while struggling to answer a question from the audience.
At that moment, Vice President Biden from 2013 appears in aviator sunglasses and doing finger guns.
President Biden wondered how the man who just appeared in front of him could be himself.
“You seem so happy. So carefree. So — what is the word I am looking for?”, the contemporary Biden said.
“Lucid!” the 2013 Biden responded.
Sudeikis Biden explained that “where I am from, we are still VP. Easiest gig in the world. We’re like America’s wacky neighbour, you know. Just pop in with an ice cream cone, some aviator shades, finger guns. Shake a few hands and rub a few shoulders.”
Moments later the 2013 Biden rubs the president’s shoulders and smells his neck, in a nod to strange habits Biden had been repeatedly criticised for in the past.
“You like that?”, the VP said. “Look, I hope this doesn’t sound sexist, but you have got to smile more, sweetie.”
At the end of the sketch, the two Bidens briefly meet a third version of the US president, from March 2021.
Netizens reacted to the sketch differently.While some Twitterati were angered that SNL took a shot at the incumbent president…
Agreed, but enough already. Just disappointed SNL chose (again) to echo the disparaging RW lies about Biden, e.g., that he isn’t lucid, is creepy, etc. Why validate this propaganda? It wasn’t just in the cold opening but in the weekend update. P.S. Not digging the sexism either
— Kimberly Tomajan, MA Ed 💙💙💙 (@kimbafed) October 24, 2021
Well that opening was silly, not to mention quite inaccurate, Biden’s approval rating is NOT in the toilet, it has rebounded . HIS approval his HIGHER than Trump’s at the same time in his “Presidency” & not far off from Obama’s!#SNL
— JAMES 🎃👻🎃 #YouMustHateTrump #RedDeath2022 (@JamesSemaj1220) October 24, 2021
…others seemingly enjoyed the sketch, with some pointing out that if SNL made President Joe Biden their target that means that the 46th’s “crashing failure could no longer be ignored”.
Now you know Joe Biden’s presidency has hit rock bottom. Even the left wing, totally biased SNL just did an opening sketch ridiculing him. Even they had to admit his crashing failure could no longer be ignored. #SNL #Biden
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) October 24, 2021
Snowflakes sad SNL finally made a Biden joke.. https://t.co/CwQRgh4PxK
— Make L.A Great Again 🇺🇸 – recallgeorgegascon.com (@lalovestrump) October 24, 2021
Wow SNL finally opens up the show making fun of Joe Biden. Are things going bad for him? They even threw a nod to his hair sniffing. They should keep it up he certainly can supply them with lots of material and just maybe they will become funny again.#SaveAmerica#AmericaFirst
— John Sandor (@RealJohnSandor) October 24, 2021
— Yortal N. (@yortalnahtanoj) October 24, 2021
I was watching SNL the other night and this guy is playing Biden and I was like lol how ridiculous that they’re pretending Biden is president. For one blissful moment I forgot that he is, in fact, president. My brain literally noped him out of existence.
— here to erase nazis (@slcjewishreader) October 24, 2021
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) October 24, 2021
Owen Shroyer guest hosts The Alex Jones Show to break down the extremely awkward clips of Joe Biden losing his grip on reality on a CNN townhall.
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