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#EndorseThis: SNL Introduces New Biden In Hilarious Mike Pence Open

"I'm like Colonel Sanders," said Alex Moffat, the new face of Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. "Every time you see me, I'm a different guy."

Replacing Jim Carrey as Biden, Moffat doesn't miss a beat in this Covid-vaccination sketch. And, of course, Beck Bennett nails Mike Pence. Plus a cameo by Kate McKinnon's bat-like Rudy!

You will laugh.


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SNL Cold Open Highlights Farting Rudy In Voter Fraud Farce

In a triumphantly absurd cold open, Saturday Night Live featured Rudy Giuliani's stunning appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee -- where Rudy (Kate McKinnon) emitted farts so loud that room microphones captured them for posterity.

Flatulence wasn't only an embarrassing moment but a metaphor for the Trump "stupid coup" that Giuliani and his "elite strike force" associate Jenna Ellis (Lauren Holt) tried to advance in Lansing.

"As my associate Ms. Ellis and I will prove today, this election was stolen from the American people with a level of trickery not seen since Houdini," lisps the former mayor, just before a loud farting sound erupts. "Hey that wasn't me! That was you guys!"

A skeptical Michigan Republican state senator (Mikey Day) notes that Giuliani has presented "zero evidence," a complaint he repeats throughout the "election fraud hearing."

Rudy then unveils the testimony of "a dozen highly intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals who are all eyewitnesses" -- notably including the belligerent Melissa Carone (played, as anticipated, by the brilliant Cecily Strong). She swiftly admonishes the legislators to "maybe lose the attitude first, just like you lost all those Trump ballots."

While Carone's viral performance is the highlight, she's followed by hilarious witnesses (Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman) who ably reproduce the Michigan hearing's surreal atmosphere.

It's a gas.



#EndorseThis: SNL Hails Biden-Harris Victory And Disses 'Loser' Trump

If there is any downside whatsoever to the election result, it is bidding a fond farewell to Alec Baldwin's Trump impression -- which has sustained the Saturday Night Live audience in good cheer during these awful years.

Not that he's accepting defeat. Never!

Still, we'll probably see much less of Baldwin and much more of Jim Carrey's Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph's sparkling Kamala Harris, both in excellent form as they tweak that loser still haunting the White House.

They all look quite happy in this sketch for some reason.


#EndorseThis: 'Surprise Badass' Drills Trump On SNL Town Hall

In the new season's funniest cold open so far, Saturday Night Live spoofs the "dueling town halls" that replaced the second Donald Trump – Joe Biden debate. As you may recall, the lineup was George Stephanopoulos (Mikey Day) hosting Biden (Jim Carrey) on ABC versus Savannah Guthrie (Kate McKinnon) hosting Trump (Alec Baldwin) on the NBC networks, with voter questions, too. The sketch shifts back and forth, like a bemused viewer changing channels.

While Stephanopoulos admits he's "going for a boring college lecture vibe," NBC's "surprise badass" Guthrie opens with a blunt warning to Trump: "We have lots of voters waiting to ask questions, but I'd like to start by tearing you a new one." And she does, repeatedly, just like in real life.

Events swiftly proceed downhill, until toward the end Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) shows up to try to restore order. And yes, Biden dons a cardigan, just like Mister Rogers.

It's hilarious. So if you missed it, don't.




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Must-Watch SNL: Dr. Fauci Interprets Trump's Howlers

As a heroic scientist trying to save America from a raging pandemic (and a raging lunatic president), Dr. Anthony Fauci has every reason to hope he might be portrayed someday by Brad Pitt. But he didn't even have to wait for the movie version.

Saturday Night Live made Dr. Fauci's dream come true this weekend, with Pitt appearing solo in an uproariously funny sketch as he tries to explain away idiotic Trump gaffes.

Will we have a coronavirus vaccine "relatively soon," as Trump said? Well, yes – if "relatively" means relative to the geological timeline of planet Earth.

In a moving conclusion, Pitt breaks character to articulate what we all feel about Dr. Fauci and everyone on the front line.

Not to be missed. Just click.


Baldwin And Full Cast Return For SNL’s Impeachment Cold Open

The decision by House Democrats to open a full-blown impeachment inquiry inspired not only the nation but the writers at Saturday Night Live — coming as it did just days before the SNL season premiere cold open.

A panicked President Trump (Alec Baldwin) is behind his Oval desk, on the phone with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Bill Barr (Aidy Bryant) and finding no relief until he realizes that Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) will make the perfect fall guy. He dials frantically>

“Hey Big Mike, how’s church going? You still waiting for whatshisname to come back?”
Pence looks puzzled. “You mean Jesus, sir?”

The hilarity builds from there with an especially funny bit with Kim Jong-un (Bowen Yang), who advises Trump: “You have a big ocean in your country? Send whistleblower to the bottom of there.”

“I wish my country was as cool as your country,” laments Trump.

Click and cackle. This cold open is truly cold.

SNL Cold Open: Baldwin Returns For A Queen Finale

Summer is almost here, which means the end of Saturday Night Live’s regular season. For a finale, Alec Baldwin returns in the SNL cold open to bid us farewell with a rousing, lunatic version of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” as he looks forward to “doing the things I never get to do” — playing golf (cue laughter) and visiting friends in prison.

Joined by the rest of the cast’s White House regulars in this ominous musicale, the president warns that he’s “on cruise control to a second term.” But before the end, Robert Mueller (Robert DeNiro) steps in with “something important to tell America,” but Baldwin shouts him down: “No collusion! No obstruction!”

Wince and laugh.

SNL Cold Open Obliterates Graham, Collins, And McConnell

Staged as a parody of Meet The Press, this week’s SNL cold open is actually a shattering lampoon of leading Congressional Republicans. Bemused host Chuck Todd (Beck Bennett) questions Senators Mitch McConnell (a remarkably chinless Beck Bennett), Susan Collins (Cecily Strong), and “bad boy” Lindsey Graham (Kate McKinnon), trying to discover whether their abasement to Donald Trump has any limit.

In this sketch — and perhaps in real life — there is nothing Trump could do that would forfeit the support of these servile Republicans. But the script isn’t as devastating as the senatorial impressions. If you’re groveling Graham or pathetic Collins, it should be a little harder to show your face in public on Monday.

Here’s the video clip: